With Mayor Mike Rawlings' support, only deep pockets can thwart the $2 billion river-ride.
Two years ago I toured the area around Columbia Packing Company on East 11th Street in Oak Cliff with city council member Dwaine Caraway and his wife, state Representative Barbara Mallory Caraway. The Caraways told me shocking stories of guts from nearby meat-packing operations piled in steaming hea ... More >>
Special thanks to those who made 2011 so very, very special.
From what I can tell, Jessica Huseman and Shawn Williams were the sole media members to attend Eddie Bernice Johnson's campaign kick-off held yesterday at the beleaguered Southwest Center Mall. The event was also attended by three council members: Pauline Medrano, Vonciel Jones Hill and Tennell A ... More >>
Here's hoping the next guy is just as bold and bumbling.
From Angela Hunt's Flickr accountDwaine Caraway, Sheila Jackson Lee and Barbara Mallory Caraway in Austin in 2006The same police recording that Mayor Dwaine Caraway fought bitterly to suppress actually makes him sound like a concerned husband -- calm, cool and collected -- trying to protect the g ... More >>
Sam MertenState Rep. Barbara Mallory Caraway, Dwaine and Dave Neumann at Dallas City HallBelow, of course, you can listen to Mayor Dwaine Caraway's account of what happened between him and his wife on the night of January 2, per a recording made by Dallas Police after Chief David Brown sent offic ... More >>
Hon. Teresa Guerra Snelson[Update at 3:52 p.m.: Jim sends word that Mayor Dwaine Caraway has just taken the stand during the evidentiary hearing now expected to stretch into the evening. More to come.][Update at 1:41 p.m.: Jim reports that Judge Teresa Guerra Snelson has denied Caraway's request ... More >>
Sam Merten[Update at 8:09 p.m.: Jim sends word from the courthouse that Judge Snelson has denied that request for an injunction, leaving the temporary restraining order to dissolve at midnight -- and the records will be released after all. Tomorrow, maybe, no word yet on when.] Jim's at the Georg ... More >>
Sam MertenArthur and Archie did it. At 8 p.m., after a marathon hearing, Judge Teresa Guerra Snelson shot down Dallas Mayor Dwaine Caraway's request for an injunction barring the release of an audio recording Dallas Police officers made at his home on January 2, when cops showed up to to investi ... More >>
City of DallasCaraway chats with Ebby Halliday at her 100th birthday celebration today sponsored by the East Dallas Chamber of Commerce. Mayor Dwaine Caraway sent a letter on Friday expressing the city's "deepest condolences" to his counterpart in Sendai, Japan, Mayor Emiko Okuyama. Caraway menti ... More >>
Via.Then-Mayor Laura Miller arriving in Sendai in 2007As the Japan-American Society of Dallas/Fort Worth's website points out, "Dallas and Sendai became International Friendship Cities in August 1997, when Mayor Ron Kirk and Mayor Hajimu Fujii signed a formal agreement in Sendai." Which is why, s ... More >>
Sam MertenNever mind what I wrote yesterday. Because yesterday, when I checked the Dallas County District Clerk's computers, there was no record of it. But early this morning I took another look, and sure enough, there it was -- a suit filed yesterday afternoon in the 68th District Court, Judge M ... More >>
Hon. Teresa Guerra SnelsonJim's on his way back from that court hearing involving Mayor Dwaine Caraway's request for a temporary restraining order that would, at least temporarily, block the release of police records documenting Dallas PD officers' visit to the home of Caraway and his wife, state ... More >>
Two things. The first is serious business. The second, not so much. As you know by now, a Dallas judge today granted lawyers for Mayor Dwaine Caraway their request for a temporary restraining order forbidding the Dallas City Attorney from releasing an embarrassing police investigative tape of th ... More >>
Photos by Sam MertenMayor Dwaine Caraway, his wife and council member Dave Neumann this morning at the City Hall Flag Room.Just minutes before presiding over his first meeting as the city's newly minted mayor, Dwaine Caraway assured a group of around 150 folks gathered for a light breakfast i ... More >>
Couple weeks ago I wrote a column about the sudden anomalous enthusiasm of The Dallas Morning News editorial page for getting rid of scrap yards and a dead animal transfer station on Pontiac Street at Cedar Crest, next to the Cadillac Heights neighborhood. The News said they wanted to do it becau ... More >>
Claire JordanWhite and Watkins, along with county judge candidate Clay Jenkins.We're still trying to figure out why Bill White continues to burn through campaign dough since his only significant competition in the Democratic primary is Farouk Shami, but perhaps the former mayor of Houston is ... More >>
Three weeks ago, we briefly mentioned Tiffinni Young's name in a story about Mayor Tom's potential bid to replace Kay Bailey Hutchison if she decides to run for governor. If Leppert leaves office early, the mayor pro tem would take his place, with either Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway or Voncie ... More >>
Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway has been sort of on my case ever since I wrote an article this article in the paper version of Unfair Park in March. He says I made him out to be a grandstander and a flim-flam man, which I don’t think I did at all. Maybe a st ... More >>
Jesse Jones, emperor of Singing Hills, had no clothes, it seems
Officials showed courage by cracking down on Dwaine Caraway's campaign
In the battle for the District 6 council seat, the dark horse has a white face
Politics and mismanagement closed the books on the city's anti-gang program, but try telling this South Dallas fixture the problem's solved
How vicious racial politics, mismanagement, and dirty dealing turned Dallas' Redbird Airport into a Third-World airfield
This year's round of Town Hall budget meetings shows we get the government we deserve
Black politico Dwaine Caraway sounds a lot like a redneck when it comes to slamming his enemies
Isn't it ironic; The poop scoop
During a marathon meeting, Dallas City Council guts a proposed ethics code
City council members find ingenious ways to screw poor kids out of their swimming pools
Personal vendettas drain Dallas' wading pools for poor kids
A zoning fight over a neighborhood school raises claims of bias
1999, the year Bill Rojas brought panic and paranoia to DISD. But was there any other good news? Buzz takes a look back.
A whistleblower learns the hard way that you don't rat on your betters at Dallas City Hall
Cheap eats from the Dallas Morning News
Want to get elected to city council in southern Dallas? Forget the race card and patch that pothole.
And it's nowhere near enough to attract a slate of decent city council candidates in southern Dallas
Buzz remembers the year that might have been and proves that not only the winners write the history
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.
Local NAACP President Lee Alcorn is running for re-election--if his opponents don't get him disqualified first