Last April, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued enforcement guidance No. 915.002, more commonly referred to as the "Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964." Few people paid attention. One of those who did ... More >>
It's hard to forget Alan Todd May. He's the Texas con man who, until his phone privileges were revoked, used to sell spaces in made-up trade shows from his Harris County prison cell, not to mention any number of more pedestrian financial misdeeds. His boldest scheme started in 2008, when he formed ... More >>
After more than a decade as an investment banker for outfits like Merrill Lynch, John Kleinheinz struck out on his own in 1996, establishing what would become Kleinheinz Capital Partners in Fort Worth. Over the next decade-and-a-half, the hedge fund exploded, growing from basically nothing to $1.8 b ... More >>
Dallas backup wide receiver Kevin Ogletree was planning on stiffing his housesitter for more than $16,000 in expenses incurred while he was out of town during the lockout, according to a lawsuit filed in Dallas County on December 30 by the son of longtime Cowboys strength and conditioning coach Joe ... More >>
Freeing the wrongfully convicted through science was the easy part. Now what?
In one East Texas town, a new brand of meth lab has business -- and the occasional house -- booming.
I was waiting for Dallas's new mayor, Mike Rawlings, to tell us what he has decided about building a new expressway out between the flood control levees along the Trinity River -- where it floods -- but instead today he has told us how he feels about SMU football. And I guess, from what I rea ... More >>
Alan Todd May's sham company's website is still up and running, unlike Alan Todd MayBack in June, you may recall, downtown oil man (coughnotreallycough) Alan Todd May was caught in San Francisco, to which he'd fled following a filing by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that said his Pr ... More >>
Sam MertenBetween the four of them -- from left to right: D'Angelo Lee, Sheila Hill, Darren Reagan and Don Hill -- you're looking at 55 years of federal prison time.And speaking of the U.S. Attorney's Office ...Jim and Sam were otherwise occupied this morning and couldn't make it back to the Earl ... More >>
Sam MertenDon and Sheila Hill left the courthouse Tuesday afternoon in good spirits.An admittedly nervous Steve Williams spent all of Tuesday afternoon on the stand discussing his eight-year tenure as Don Hill's administrative assistant, pushing the anticipated debut of developer Brian Potashnik to ... More >>
Brian HarkinWill the jury get to hear from Mitchell Rasansky? Based on what he told us, we're going out on a limb and saying yes.Mitchell Rasansky, who served with Don Hill on the Dallas City Council for six years and is listed as a potential witness in Hill's ongoing federal corruption trial, says ... More >>
Took this pic out my airplane window. I was not flying over Dallas.Spent the first half of my vacation in the Pacific northwest. Seattle, to be exact. I'd been there several times, covering Cowboys-Seahawks and Mavericks-Sonics after my initial trip in 1987 for, would you believe, Dallas ... More >>
It didn't have to happen.
Brian Harkin Well, I had the chance to talk to the former Sheila Farrington for a feature about her husband Don for the paper version of Unfair Park this week. Mrs. Hill says she will not cop a plea, and while I know that’s what all criminal defendants say initially, she sounds pretty convincing ... More >>
Hard-sell coin dealers make chump change
Basically, it's Coats versus the Manchurian Candidate
That's right, Don Hill. You are No. 1 on our hit parade this week. Hey, pal, you earned the right. I have a bit of a confession: I really like the candidates running for Dallas mayor. If I were 60 years older, I might even like to play shuffleboard with some of them. Just about all of them are intel ... More >>
A dozen men were tortured, killed and buried in a small house in Juarez. Three years later, the U.S. government is still trying to cover up what happened.
At least three canines say the Lower Greenville bar scene is nothing to sniff at
Sam Gross does, but despite his claims to the contrary, he's only about a billion or so short of his goal.
Giving penny-ante politicians a say over lucrative affordable-housing developments seemed like a good idea--until the FBI came calling
Morning News waits and waits to acknowledge CBS-11's scoop of an ethically challenged state rep
Neither carnies, corn dogs nor karaoke can keep a good band down at the State Fair
Want to design video games? SMU's Guildhall can show you how, if you're willing to work like a dog.
Life is coming up cow patties for kid comedian Corbin Corona
The life and times of John Soldier
Plus: Anger Displacement
Plus: Naked Ladies, Gayle Force, Police Story
Dallas' pent-up lust for exotic foods has finally been met with the opening of Central Market. Will shopping ever be the same? Will our appetites?
A pro-business black Democrat who appeals to white voters, Ron Kirk is the sport utility vehicle of Senate candidates. But will voters buy him?
One man fights bars on Lower Greenville, while others urge compromise
Whoa, Baby; Mutual Paranoia; Scary Columnist
Chuck & Buck is sweet and funny, but its underlying edginess isn't for everyone
Former Dallas police officer and onetime X-rated movie star Jordan Lee finds herself hunted by two ex-cops who say she did them wrong
Hot new computer game maker ION Storm appears to have all it needs for success -- top talent, plenty of money, and legions of anxious fans. So why is its future so cloudy?
Russell Miles, the "Bill Gates of weird," finds religion in crank calls
When Dan Morales brokered Texas' $17.3 billion tobacco settlement, he blew away Governor Bush. He also made sure his friends got a few puffs.
Roy Tarpley was once the NBA's best--till he stumbled and took the Mavericks down with him
Most of Tomorrow Never Dies lacks the wit and inventiveness of the best Bond
Police calls, pepper spray, and a bad debt spice up the Brenda Reyes campaign
An angry wife does to T. Boone Pickens what his corporate victims could only dream of
Texas is home to an eccentric group of outsider artists celebrated as far away as New York. But if you want to see their work here, you'll have to travel to a renegade art gallery in Waxahachie.
As Michael Irvin tries to scrub his image, it just gets weirder and weirder
Lips Together, Teeth Apart makes it hard to smile
Waiting to Exhale triumphs with unforgettable characters
There are two to blame for the Kirk-Fielding feud
How Dallas' new mayor pulled it off