Sam MertenMike Rawlings, Park Board prez and poetAnd speaking of the city of Dallas's parks ...No doubt you've forgotten all about the August 19 save the date sent by the city -- an invite to this weekend's first-ever Dallas Parks Stakeholders' Summit at the Music Hall at Fair Park. Hence, the ju ... More >>
Despite the $84 million shortfall and the axing of 550 teachers, it's business as usual at DISD headquarters
Jack Lowe, DISD school board president For eight months, while the Dallas Independent School District was fiddling its way into financial conflagration, we heard radio silence from the business community. But now the Dallas Citizens Council and chambers of commerce are suddenly flapping around like ... More >>
If nothing else, Tom Leppert's a front-runner in the mayoral mailings, of which we've received more than a few. Sunday saw a major effort by Gromer Jeffers in The Dallas Morning News to slice and dice the very confusing mayoral race in Dallas. Of course, Jeffers neglected to raise the question -- ma ... More >>
Girls and boys of the city council get "in trouble"
Jim Schutze unmasks the Orwellian Dallas Plan Inc.
Sixties social theory meets the building trade at Dallas contractor TDIndustries -- and it works
It's a scary world out there, but someone's gotta keep it under control. Jim Schutze uncovers the secret agony of the Dallas Citizens Council.
Quick--someone take a pulse. The Dallas City Council hasn't peeped in months. And John Ware and Ron Kirk are looking awfully well-fed.
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.
A youngster encounters tricky racial politics by challenging Kathlyn Gilliam
City council hopeful Brenda Reyes shows amazing inventiveness in meeting residency laws
When Sandy Kress was school board president, he and Dan Peavy held private discussions on how to limit the influence of black school board members. Their conversations were captured on the Peavy Tapes, which Kress has fought hard to keep secret. Now, U.S.
For city Councilman Al Lipscomb, taking handouts from power brokers has become a way of life. Is there a problem?
Ray Washburne's Texas Business is a case study in how not to run a business
City Hall's top brass use taxpayer-provided mobile phones to call sweethearts, power brokers, and Pizza Hut.
Inside the secret City Hall files: A tale of dupes and deception
Council needs to take charge in arena debate