Gary Griffith Has Friends. Allen Gwinn Probably Ain't Among 'Em.
Dallas city council member and mayoral candidate Gary Griffith has friends. Not surprising. Seems like a decent guy. Talked to him for a few pieces here and there, always called back promptly, always invited me over to the office for a chat. Problem is, Allen Gwinn writes this morning, the "Friends of Gary Griffith" -- which is to say, the "friends" who, till very recently, brought you his Web site and held fundraisers on his behalf and sent out invitations to beggin'-for-money shindigs -- ain't too, well, official, according to the Texas Election Code. And Gwinn, the man who brought you the DISD credit-card scandal, has a problem with that. And, he wonders, will anyone else? And, look, this may be a big bunch o' nothing, but it woulda gone a whole bunch smoother if Griffith or his people had just called Gwinn back when he wondered, "Hey, s'up with that?" But they didn't. So this is what you get instead. --Robert Wilonsky
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Dallas, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.