Byron Harris

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    The Fort Worth Cats Can't Even Afford Porta Potties

    The Fort Worth Cats, Cowtown's minor league baseball club, was supposed to make good on its debts on January 15, 2013. That's at least what the team's owner, former Congressman John Bryant, told us last December, explaining that the team was experiencing an acute but temporary cash shortage after th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    Now DISD Investigators Are Calling Out District Employees for "Criticizing" Subordinates

    Last night, WFAA's Brett Shipp released the latest in what's becoming a series of investigative pieces on the administration of Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles. "For the third time in less that two months, a DISD internal investigation has uncovered alleged wrongdoing by a top district adminis ... More >>

  • News

    April 25, 2013

    How Medicare Became a Thieves' Bazaar

    In Dallas and across the country, hospitals, doctors and dealers have made Medicare the nation’s sweetest crime. The feds are now trying to shutter the door.

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Abbott Goes After Watkins! It's The Demagogue vs. The Nose Thumber in a Cage Smackdown! Who Cares!? Not Me!

    The big news in local politics today is supposed to be that Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has publicly slammed Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins over how his office handed of a civil suit. Yeah. Sorry. Somehow this doesn't rise quite to the level of man-bites-dog for me. More like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Richard Malouf, the Dentist Building a Backyard Water Park, Wins Temporary Injunction Against Real Estate Blogger Candy Evans

    Back in October, Richard Malouf, the Dallas dentist accused of massive Medicaid fraud, sued real estate blogger Candy Evans, who had published photos of the small waterpark that appeared to be under construction in his backyard. For good measure, he and his wife Leanne also sued WFAA and their rep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Richard Malouf, Dallas Dentist Accused of Fraud, Wins Restraining Order Against WFAA

    Last week, Richard Malouf, the Dallas dentist accused of massive Medicaid fraud, sued WFAA, Owen Wilson's mom and real estate blogger Candy Evans, accusing them all of libel, defamation, slander and invasion of privacy. Malouf and wife, Leanne, still in the midst of being investigated by the state ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    Richard Malouf, the Dallas Dentist Accused of Fraud, Sues WFAA and Owen Wilson's Mom

    Richard Malouf has had an exciting year or so, what with being investigated by the state, the feds and WFAA for what is alleged to be a massive amount of Medicaid fraud. Malouf and wife Leanne's rather lavish personal lifestyle has also come under scrutiny: the mansion, the jets, the fancy cars, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    DART Working With "Reasonable, Affordable" Number of Police, Fare Enforcement Officers

    DART Police Chief Spiller​Last night, on WFAA, Byron Harris reported: "DART says it doesn't have enough police to put an officer on every train, but it is trying to place uniformed officers on platforms, where they can be seen." But then, this morning, this from The Dallas Morning News: "'Effectiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Dallas PD Releases Video of Oak Cliff Store Owner's Shooting In Hopes of Catching Suspects

    Late on July 3 Dallas Police sent word that two men had shot to death an Oak Cliff convenience store owner ... over two boxes of onions. As Byron Harris noted a day later, Quick Check Grocery's Jin Ha was beloved by folks living near the store at Illinois Avenue and Overton Road; said one customer, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    There's No Memorial to Fallen Service Members. But There's a New Federal Lawsuit.

    ​Back in July, WFAA-Channel 8's Byron Harris spent quite some time digging into the doings of the Kennedale-based United States Fallen Heroes Foundation, which said it was a nonprofit raising funds to construct a memorial in Tarrant County to servicemen and women killed in action since September 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    State Rep. Allen Vaught Wants to Know Why Texans Aren't Building the Calatrava Bridge

    ​Back in November, WFAA-Channel 8's Byron Harris went down to the Margaret Hunt Hill construction site and discovered it was being constructified by Italians who were brought to the U.S. and A. by Italian steel provider Cimolai without the proper work visas. Nobody, including TxDOT, seemed to mind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2008

    Byron Harris, You Were Dead On

    In a 2004 Rolling Stone profile of Bill O'Reilly, his former WFAA-TV colleague Byron Harris described the Fox-y one as "particularly dishonest, obnoxious, self-centered." Really? No idea. Certainly can't tell from this NSFW Inside Edition clip, making the Interwebs rounds this a.m. And I've seen thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2008

    America's Still Plenty Pissed Off at Priscilla Ceballos

    NBC News Priscilla Ceballos on Today today Seems America (or, at least, Matt Lauer) cannot get enough of Priscilla Ceballos, the mom who faked that dead-daddy-in-Iraq letter to score her 6-year-old daughter some Hannah Montana tickets. More than a week after the 25-year-old mother of three was firs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2007
  • Blogs

    November 14, 2007

    Keith, Bill and Mr. Cuban

    A scene from Brian De Palma's Redacted Keith Olbermann and Bill O'Reilly are probably secret-handshake homies, squawk boxes from the left and right, respectively, who use each other's predictable talking points as selling points for their basic-cable bully pulpits. Hard to get too worked up about ei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2007

    Local TV Journalism Isn't Totally Dead...

    Because Byron Harris needed more encouragement... With KTVT-Channel 11 giving into the Dark Side of the Force and KXAS-Channel 5 peddling fear and face creams, yeah, it's easy to write off local TV news as the Brockmans leading the Burgundys down the primrose path. But all is not lost: Thirty minute ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2006

    More Bang for Yer Roebuck

    This old house on Bryan Parkway's gotten a lot of attention lately. And to think, it came out of a catalog. In 1925. Look it up, Byron. It's a fact. As I predicted yesterday, WFAA-Channel 8's Byron Harris did a story last night about 6015 Bryan Parkway, the much-disputed historic house down the stre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2006

    More on the Historic Dump

    Look for a story tonight on WFAA-Channel 8 about 6015 Bryan Parkway, one of Dallas's 11 most endangered dumps...oh, I'm sorry, I meant to say historic sites that I blogged about yesterday. My snitches tell me Byron Harris was down there this morning interviewing folks. I blogged about how somebody s ... More >>

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best TV News Show

    CBS Channel 11 at 10 p.m.

  • News

    February 14, 2002

    Sail On

    Baby-faced Brett Shipp grows up--film at 10

  • News

    January 21, 1999

    The facilitator

    Albertson's new spin doctor is here for you (like it or not)

  • News

    December 5, 1996

    The Hare, The Tortoise

    Channel 5's Marty Griggin and Channel 8's Robert Riggs race for ratings as their stations struggle for dominance of local television news

  • News

    October 26, 1995