Studio portraits of the mayor and 13 council members decorate a side wall in the cavernous, glass-and-concrete atrium at Dallas City Hall. There should be 14 council photos, but behind a strategically placed fig tree, there's only an empty spot where the smile of District 8's longtime councilman, Al... More >>>
Ambush: At a sparsely attended candidates' forum sponsored by KNON-FM, Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price began heckling Sandra Crenshaw, with the apparent consent of the forum's moderators and sponsors. Price, who is backing candidate James Fantroy, was seated with a number of relatives of former council member Al Lipscomb. Crenshaw repaired to an office in the Tommie Allen Recreation Center and dialed 911. When police arrived, debate organizers told them that a little heckling from the audience was permitted and that everything was under control. As Crenshaw put it later, "Everybody knows this was a set-up deal."