Roller derby mania

The baddest broad skating around the rink at Dad’s Braodway Skateland is a sweet-faced Lakewood mom, Dara O’Bannon, a.k.a. Pyro Maim Ya.

In response to Anne Rice quitting church

In a recent Facebook post, the renowned writer of vampire novels, who turned back to the Church a few years ago and penned two volumes of historical fiction about the early life of Christ, says now she is turning her back on the Church. I’m sad about this. I wish she hadn’t done it. I have some things to say in response.

Out & About: September 2010

The Dallas Arboretum offers plenty of ways to get active this month during its Tour des Fleurs. For competitive runners and walkers, the 20k and 10k races take place outside the gates of the Martin Rutchik Concert Lawn. Not an athlete? The Walk in the Garden tours the entire arboretum with several family activities.

Live Local: The lowdown on neighborhood businesses

The Hamoudeh brothers have reopened their popular Lebanese restaurant, Ali Baba, at Greenville and Alta. The brothers decided to reopen Ali Baba because “everybody wants Ali Baba,” says chef/owner Nabil Hamoudeh. “Everybody kept asking when we were going to come back.” Hamoudeh and his brothers, Josef and Hicham, emigrated from Syria to Dallas in 1980.

Catching coyote mania

We have had a long and colorful history with coyotes at the Advocate. Not that we’ve actually seen any, of course. But we’ve heard about them — call it coyote mania. All we need to do to boost traffic on our website is to run a coyote post on the blog.

True Crime: Burglary of a business

The Corner Market is a one-stop shop for food, flowers, gifts and sweets. In late June, the owner had a run-in in his shop with someone not exactly looking for a ham and cheese sandwich or a colorful bouquet.