If there is one thing I hate, it's talking about morality with people who agree with me. But this has been one of those weeks. I'm your basic anti-gas-and-oil-fracking-in-parks type of guy. Call me soft. I've just always been against major petro-chemical operations where the children play. So gener ... More >>
Today, City Council member Dwaine Caraway relaunched his war on saggy pants with a press conference/"Pull 'Em Up" summit in City Hall, and it was without a doubt the single best thing to ever happen to Dallas. First there was the star-studded cast of characters: all of City Council, except for May ... More >>
Santa brings political theater fans an early Christmas present.
You probably remember this: End of the day Tuesday we posted that video shot during the wee small hours of the morning at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in which West Coast photographers Joe Ayala and Larry Chen are having a cute, no-harm-no-foul home-alone moment at an American Airlines ... More >>
Linda KoopLast Friday, Robert offered a first look at some of the big names that had applied to sit on the city's gas drilling task force: Margaret Keliher, Royce West II, Betty Culbreath, the train-bedeviled Chico Grimes and more. This morning, Linda Koop and the handful of other members on the ... More >>
Margaret KeliherLate last night the city posted the list of folks who'd like to be on the city's gas drilling task force. That's in advance of a 10 a.m. meeting scheduled for Thursday, at which time Linda Koop -- chair of the ad hoc gas drilling task force nominating committee, whew -- and her ho ... More >>
Ken Carter, a consultant working for Dallas Love Field Airport food and beverage concessionaire Gilbert Aranza, sent us word yesterday afternoon that the city council's seven minority members are expected to appear at noon today inside City Hall's lobby along with other community leaders for ... More >>
Sam MertenWillis Johnson (right) sits with a giddy Ryan Evans at the groundbreaking for the convention center hotel. Johnson serves as a consultant for H.J. Russell, which landed a construction contract for the hotel.As we told you yesterday, Willis Johnson is lobbying Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Carawa ... More >>
Betty CulbreathOne week ago today, Shawn Williams at Dallas South News broke the news that council member Vonciel Jones Hill sent Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway a memo telling him to stay the hell out of her district, which would be District 5. Caraway, chairman of the council's Public Safety Commi ... More >>
Brian HarkinMayor Pro Tem Dr. Elba Garcia admits she helped remove John Loza from the DFW Airport board based on his position on the Trinity River toll road referendum.When the Dallas City Council last week replaced former council member John Loza on the DFW Airport board with Brenda Reyes, we were ... More >>
How did that happen?
The city council decides our future this week
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