Last Tuesday evening The Dallas morning News sponsored a conference in the arts district called "Come Together," supposedly to talk about "economic development, education and opportunity" but really to talk about culluh. Yeah, skin color, that topic that pretty much the whole rest of the world is b ... More >>
Elliot Monteverde-Torres' teaching career is still on pause, nearly two months after he filed a complaint about goings-on inside Botello Elementary School -- and he's heard almost nothing from DISD about his "potential misconduct," he says. Monteverde-Torres was placed on paid leave following his ... More >>
Adelfa CallejoAs we mentioned earlier, tonight's jam-packed Dallas Independent School District board of trustees meeting has this among its hot-button agenda items: the naming of an elementary school after Dallas lawyer and longtime Latina activist Adelfa Callejo. Opponents of naming a school for Ca ... More >>
School's out for summer, but the Dallas Independent School District's board of trustees has one hellacious evening ahead of it, beginning with a 5 p.m. public hearing at 3700 Ross Avenue concerning the proposed 2009-'10 school year budget. After that's done, it's down to big business, some of which ... More >>
Magnets just arent the budget-busters trustees are pretending they are.
Bill BrewerThis morning the Associated Press catches up with Dallas attorney Bill Brewer, who's leading the legal charge against Farmers Branch's efforts to keep illegal immigrants from renting apartments and houses in the suburb. Says Brewer, who was recruited into the battle in November 2006 by Ad ... More >>
How County Chair Jonathan Neerman Plans to Ease the Dallas GOP's Woes
Jack Lowe, DISD school board president Blacks were hissing rudely at Hispanics. Hispanics were yelling at other Hispanics. And just about everyone was taunting distraught school board trustees, themselves appearing to teeter on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Ladies and gentleman, this is you ... More >>
Did the Latino vote push Democrats over the top?
Unlikely allies form a coalition of the willing--for now
Cantankerous, proud and devoted to helping immigrants, Father Justin Lucio's singleminded sense of duty led to overblown charges of "scandal"
Forget detention. DISD means business with its new beefed-up police forceóbad business, say some employees.
Dallas makes slow but steady progress in cleaning up mail-in ballots
Hint: His initials are D.G., and he has a moustache
A city gone shabby yearns for a mayor to put things right
Even if Domingo Garcia can't win the mayor's race, he can slap the other two into shape
Why is unsuccessful politico Brenda Reyes deciding who gets minority contracts? Because Adelfa Callejo says so.
Dallas' Cesar Chavez holiday draws some unexpected critics-- his family
In a school district that still sees the city in terms of black and white, Hispanics say their children are robbed of a fair share
The problems at Silberstein Elementary--too few bilingual teachers, a PTA divided, tensions between black administrators and Hispanic parents--are a microcosm of the issues DISD faces districtwide
Dallas Hispanic Republicans fight historic allegiances -- and a few slashed tires
Fearless reformer or legal terrorist? Bobby Wightman-Cervantes makes a run for the Senate. The Texas Bar says he should have his head examined.
Dallas Constable Aurelio Castillo claims the criminal charges against him are a political conspiracy. His opponents say he's just a doofus.
Dallas' new city manager steps from Mr. Inside to role model
Black bookseller Robert Crews once ran a thriving store at D/FW. Now he's in court fighting to save his business, thanks to airport policies that boost local minorities and squeeze airport concessionaires
The voters could care less. But someone's gotta win the runoff for the last lowly DISD board seat
Elected by no one, John Scovell and a clique of Dallas business leaders brought you DISD's most infamous cast of characters: Yvonne Gonzalez, Dan Peavy, Bill Keever, and Sandy Kress. Thanks a lot.
LULAC's show of support for Dr. Yvonne Gonzalez hides a bitter feud within the ranks
Wildcatter Sanford Dvorin thinks he's hit the jackpot in quaint Coppell. But skeptics say no one's ever made money drilling for natural gas in Dallas County, and no one ever will.
With Hispanics the majority among Dallas schoolchildren and a Latino superintendent in their corner, Jesse Diaz and other activists say
A politically dysfunctional DISD board heads into a May election that's looking so scary, few voters or contributors want to go near it
City council hopeful Brenda Reyes shows amazing inventiveness in meeting residency laws
Why Domingo Garcia is running against the father of his godson