4 years ago | City Hall
Last week, we revisited the Trinity River toll road and convention center hotel referendums with mayoral candidate Ron Natinsky because, well, there just wasn't enough space to explain it all in last week's cover story. Much like we quickly glosse...
Mayoral Candidate David Kunkle Explains Why He's No Longer Fan of Verified Response After Advocating For It as Dallas Police Chief4 years ago | City Hall
Repealing verified response quickly rose to the top of Tom Leppert's to-do list shortly after he become mayor in June 2007. The controversial program required business owners to have someone at the scene of a burglar alarm to verify that a break-i...
The group of mayoral hopefuls—the police chief, the politician, the CEO and the long shot—agree on just about everything. Raising taxes is naughty. Natural gas drilling should be allowed only if science proves it's safe. Neighborhoods ...
4 years ago | Crime
Merely two months after Brian Potashnik was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Barbara Lynn to 14 months in federal prison for his role in the Dallas City Hall corruption case, he's been approved for a month-long release from behind bars. In a notif...
Observer's Unofficial Visitors Guide to Dallas Stuff or How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Super Bowl
Be Our Guests We're Getting the Hell Out Anyway On behalf of the Host Committee For Pimping Out the Super Bowl, it is our great pleasure to welcome you to Dallas. It seems as though we have been waiting forever for you (and your debit cards) to ge...
The scene could have been lifted from any of a dozen cops-and-robbers movies: Nervous crooks and an undercover informant gather for a secret meeting. The bad guys are suspicious. Someone—they just know it—is wearing a wire. Tension mou...