Dallas Observer's 10 Most Popular Cover Stories of 2011
Alexander Flores / Curt Merlo 10. The Fastest Show on Earth: Eddie Gossage, Texas Motor Speedway's master marketer, tried to keep his deteriorating health a secret. Until his hair started falling out.
Over here at Observer HQ, it was a year of street cars, Texas craft liquors, Pomplamoose and NASCAR, eight-tracks and fracking. And, you know, other things.
Clearly you'll find a great horde of final best-of-end-of-totally-ranking-year-end lists all over the dern place, and by golly we're no different. We just loooove lists. In honor of the end of a very, very busy year, we present the most discussed and pageviewed cover stories of 2011.
Below, we present them all--cover by cover (with designs by our Art Director Alexander Flores).
Alexander Flores / Chris Gash 9. Toxic Avenger: The Feds and Texas: EPA Chief Al Armendariz has Science on His Side. Is That Enough? (Patrick Michels) Alexander Flores / Amy DeVoogd 8. Exit Wounds Through the Gift Shop: Kennedy assassination author and conspiracist Robert Groden says the city's out to get him. He may be right. (Jim Schutze) Alexander Flores / Joseph Laney 7. Witness for the Prosecution: Bill Fisher handed the FBI a chance to clean up City Hall. Does that make Fisher Mr. Clean? (Sam Merten) Alexander Flores / Danny Fulgencio 6. Tortillas and Trannies at Dallas Taquerias: Transgender "travesty shows" help fill the seats at Dallas taquerías. (Jose Ralat Maldonado)