Photos by Sam MertenWe're guessing this was Rawlings's reaction when he received bills from his consultants.Former TracyLocke CEO Mike Rawlings easily outpaced the field of mayoral candidates by raising a whopping $1.03 million -- nearly three times the combined haul of Ron Natinksy and David ... 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 >>
Mark GrahamSure, Woodlief's Allyn Media has brought in about seven times the amount Reed has from Tom Leppert-related campaigns, but Reed remains the queen of consulting.As the city council continues to discuss ethics reform in the aftermath of 23 guilty verdicts in the Dallas City Hall corruption t ... 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 >>
Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway Before last week’s pro-hotel shindig in the Flag Room at City Hall, I decided to attend Wednesday’s council meeting. No particular reason, although the Fairfield zoning case was on the afternoon agenda. Ironically, I ran into Kat Truitt on my way down the elev ... More >>
God damn that was fast. Not 30 minutes after Mr. Jim posted his item about the Trinity toll road referendum, Becky Mayad shot out a media release concerning the leadership of the "Vote No! Save the Trinity" committee -- which includes Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway, who I coulda sworn used to b ... More >>
Just got back from a Tom Leppert press conference calling on Ed Oakley to clean up his act. No shit, Ed! The Ed Oakley for Mayor campaign has turned into the runaway Steam Engine of Sleaze in the last few days. His grimy team are stoking sleaze into the firebox just as fast as they can shovel, with ... More >>
Why is unsuccessful politico Brenda Reyes deciding who gets minority contracts? Because Adelfa Callejo says so.
John Loza learns that making friends is easy for a city council member. Keeping them is harder.
Labor hall offers the homeless cash and sandwiches to be good citizens
Police calls, pepper spray, and a bad debt spice up the Brenda Reyes campaign
Council hopeful Brenda Reyes already leads the pack in controversy
City council hopeful Brenda Reyes shows amazing inventiveness in meeting residency laws