Say farewell to Mary Suhm. The Morning News' Rudy Bush broke the news this morning that, come September, she's stepping down as city manager. She said so to the City Council and top staff.
The announcement begins the close of a remarkable 8-year career as city manager that saw the city become a sa ... More >>
An exhaustive new study has found alarming conditions for Texas teenagers housed in adult jails while awaiting trial, a practice that Dallas and Harris counties use more than anywhere else in the state.
In essence, the study found that there's really no good way to keep teens and adults safely in ... More >>
For years, the city has wanted to do something, anything about the 60-year-old public housing project on Bexar Street known as Turner Courts, once described in a council briefing as "severely distressed," a victim of "elevated rates of vandalism and criminal activity" and in desperate need of demoli ... More >>
The Lord's Missionary Baptist ChurchBack in January, an online petition appeared asking that Bexar Street in South Dallas be renamed to Rev. Carlton Garrett Street in honor of the founding pastor of The Lord's Missionary Baptist Church. Six people signed it. But on August 19, council members Dwai ... More >>
Interesting blow-black -- so muted you might call it whisper-back -- to recent stories and an op-ed piece in The Dallas Morning News extolling so-called economic progress in Southern Dallas.
One instance is on the paper's op-ed page today, a column from respected Southern Dallas blogger-jou ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsDallas Neighborhood Development Manager Cobbie Ransom outlines the progress so far along Bexar Street.Under a tent along Bexar Street in South Dallas this morning, city officials treated a crowd of more than 100 to an enthusiastic display of back-slapping and upbeat progress ... More >>
Jason RobertsZac Lytle and the former Dallas ISD portable they're hoping to turn into part of a senior-housing development in South DallasEarlier this morning, Jason Roberts posted to his Facebook page the photo you see here, along with the note: "Zac & his non profit are taking former school ... More >>
IFRAMES not supportedThe U.S. Census Bureau sent to the state Legislature today the map you see above, along with details about the latest population count intended to assist with redistricting -- including numbers related to racial make-up and voting age.Per the latest tally, since the 2000 Census ... More >>
Turner Courts, Dallas Housing Authority's 58-year-old public housing project on Bexar Street, has long been on the city's to-do list. Just a few months ago, the city council's Housing Committee took yet another long, hard look at Turner Courts in the hopes of using 2006 Proposition 8 Bond money j ... More >>
Alexa SchirtzingerFrom left last night, Dallas City Manager Mary Suhm, architect Brent Brown and Regina Nippert of the Dallas Faith Communities CoalitionLast night's affordable housing forum at Temple Emanu-El was a lesson in getting things right by "thinking wrong," as architect Brent Brown likes ... More >>
Alexa SchirtzingerHere comes the Flood -- which is to say, Jim Flood, the man who's happy to take you on a hike.Once every spring, and only for two weeks, Texas buckeyes burst spectacularly into bloom. The tree is generally small and understated, with symmetrically grouped pale-green leaves and bunc ... More >>
If nothing else, this City Hall-provided video concerning the Bexar Street redevelopment project in South Dallas is the first city-made video you can dance to -- though it's hardly Nina Simone's "Feeling Good," as advertised. (Anyone? Because Shazam's no help here.) I, for one, hope this is the wave ... More >>
Gabriel Metsu's Man Writing a LetterNever had time to make it to the Texas Big Cities Mayors shindig at City Hall today. But no matter: Meranda Cohn at Dallas City Hall this evening forwards along a copy of the mayors' letter to Governor Rick Perry, in which Tom Leppert, Bill White (Houston), Mike M ... More >>