We are fired up about the Kessler Theater, which Edwin Cabaniss is remaking into a live music venue and gallery space. But did you know that his wife Lisa’s dance studio, SOTE, was the impetus for the whole project? Read our Q&A with Lisa here.

Stories about bank-robbing Oak Cliff lovers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow never get old. Oak Cliff resident Ken Holmes makes a living telling them and showing tourists where they lived.

Our cover story for September
is all about spending money close to home and supporting locally owned businesses. Columnist Gayla Kokel remembers a time when buying school supplies didn’t involve Walmart — everyone shopped at Skillern’s for the "Big Shake" coupons.


At the Advocate we have you covered with all of our neighborhood’s news and happenings. Now we’re kicking it up a notch. We’ve just beefed up the StoreFront portion of our website so you can browse our neighborhood businesses — or list your own there, at no charge, for neighbors to see. Whether you’re in the market for a local boutique or you just want to find a pet sitter who lives nearby, it’s all there at your fingertips.