Conservatives’ last stand

Posted on 06 Mar 2015 at 6:45am

Cruz’s efforts to stop marriage equality aren’t likely to succeed; Huckabee doesn’t seem to understand how government works   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee made a peculiar argument on Jan. 20 on conservative political commentator Hugh Hewitt’s radio show. The 2016 presidential aspirant said, in essence, just because federal courts [...]

Defining Homes – Spring 2015

Posted on 06 Mar 2015 at 6:30am

Design for living Value added How the other half… Lofty goals

Kelly? Grrl

Posted on 06 Mar 2015 at 6:15am

Burleson’s No. 1 idol, out with a new CD, talks Kezbos, Midler and more Before catapulting to pop stardom, Kelly Clarkson was one of us. In many ways, she still is. The original American Idol, who memorably erupted into waterworks when she won the first season of the reality show in 2002, wasn’t always able [...]

Killa ’dillas?

Posted on 06 Mar 2015 at 6:00am

Quesa re-imagines the quesadilla … but is that a good thing? ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the deep-fried quesadilla! Yeah, I don’t get it, either. This is the thing: Most foods are defined by their preparation. Pastas are all water, egg and flour. Roll it into tubes, [...]

Bunny hops

Posted on 27 Feb 2015 at 7:15am

Lady Bunny returns to Dallas to DJ for the annual Resource Center fundraiser Toast to Life   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer As AIDS transformed from crisis to manageable disease in the late 1990s, Resource Center added its signature event: Toast to Life. “We toasted those who were living and those carrying on,” Resource [...]

Married after all these years

Posted on 27 Feb 2015 at 7:00am

After a 31-year engagement and two kids, an Austin lesbian couple has become the first same-sex couple to receive a marriage license in Texas   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant made national news last week when a judge ordered Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir to issue them a marriage [...]

Where everybody knows your name

Posted on 27 Feb 2015 at 6:45am

Real estate agent Lacey Brutschy prepares to launch a new social media website that’s all about community and accountability   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Everybody wants to find that place where they fit in, whether it’s that perfect house or apartment where they can escape the rigors of the workaday world, or that corner [...]

For Sahara

Posted on 27 Feb 2015 at 6:30am

When Kennedy Davenport’s drag sister Sahara passed away, she was devastated. But she turned her pain into resolve, following in Sahara’s stilettos on ‘Drag Race’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Chiiillllllle!” For all her glamour and runway style, at heart, Kennedy Davenport is just a country girl from Oak Cliff. Now in her 30s, [...]

Magnolia blossom

Posted on 27 Feb 2015 at 6:15am

Hollywood starlet-cum-Fort Worth legend Ruta Lee shows off her ‘Steel’ Arnold Wayne Jones Ruta Lee is such a down-home celebrity filled with such plain spoken Southern charm — she drops F-bombs during interviews, and conversation repeatedly turns to martinis — that you just assume she’s a Texas girl, a native who headed out to Hollywood from [...]

‘Kinky’ girl

Posted on 27 Feb 2015 at 6:00am

Cyndi Lauper, the queen of New Broadway Arnold Wayne Jones The gay community has had no greater ally over the last 30 years than Cyndi Lauper. Since her Grammy-winning debut She’s So Unusual in 1983, the dare-to-be-different gal has been an icon to outcasts, and often a plainspoken defender of LGBT issues — nowhere more [...]