You know what's wrong with the Bush Presidential Center at SMU? It's not a terrible thing or place in and of itself, yet. But what's wrong already is that it represents such a lay-down by the leadership of the university. The way the thing is set up is a betrayal of academic excellence, which depend ... More >>
Buzz looks back on 2012 before the memories go where they belong: up in smoke.
With the race for the 33rd Congressional District by all accounts a two-man race that is growing pettier by the day, it's easy to forget that nine other Democrats are jostling for third place in the May 29 primary. Unless, of course, you happen to glance up from the bumper in front of you to see Dav ... More >>
A little more than a week ago, the U.S. Census Bureau revealed that the city of Dallas barely grew between 2000 and 2010 -- by 0.8 percent, to be precise, though Matt Stiles and Emily Ramshaw, the Texas Trib'ers contributing to this morning's New York Times, are generous enough to bump it up to " ... More >>
Danny FulgencioCal JillsonMuch like Richard Allen's interview, our conversation with Southern Methodist University political scientist Cal Jillson didn't make it into the cover story on Dallas County Judge Jim Foster appearing in last week's paper version of Unfair Park. But that's not to say ... More >>
If the story about DA Craig Watkins refusing a second attempt by the OAG to help investigate the constables was news, that's news to us.For those who didn't read our cover story last week, the Office of the Attorney General made a second attempt on February 23 to lend a helping hand to Distri ... More >>
Sam MertenDon Hill and wife Sheila. Like you didn't know that.This morning, The Wall Street Journal recaps the Dallas City Hall federal corruption trial for outsiders and others not glued to Schutze's riveting running narration from the Earle Cabell, where Bill Fisher takes the stand yet again this ... More >>
While speaking with one of Mayor Tom Leppert's consultants last month, I asked if Leppert was considering running for U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison's seat. At that point, I heard he was contemplating the political leap from a few sources, but the response was something along the lines of: "Right ... More >>
There's only one thing tougher than running for Dallas County sheriff—getting people to care
Scattered among the minutia related to the convention center hotel project lies the distinction between the political action committees started by the anti-hotel folks and the pro-hotel peeps. On August 27, hotel opponents backed by Crow Holdings started a specific-purpose committee called Citizens ... More >>
John Cornyn doesn't need to sweat over Rick Noriega just yet
Dr. Heywood Sanders In this week’s paper version of Unfair Park, we dig deep into the convention center hotel controversy at City Hall. Mayor Tom Leppert’s dream of building a hotel using public money will come closer to reality when the city council votes next week whether to approve financing ... More >>
In this week’s paper version of Unfair Park, Buzz talks about Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins' defensiveness concerning criticism directed at him and his office. Watkins was asked about a few issues, most notably his decision to charge Lynn Flint Shaw with a misdemeanor instead of a ... More >>
While Obama has events going on throughout the city, Clinton is nowhere to be found
WFAA-TV Our former colleague Zac Crain found himself on Channel 8 last night, defending his voting record -- or lack thereof. So, WFAA-Channel 8's picking on Zac Crain, whilst its Belo print counterpart is stickin' it to Tom Leppert. At least, that's the impression this morning after both outlets r ... More >>
With Dems likes these, who needs the GOP?
Debtors like Craig Watkins used to end up in jail. Now they run for district attorney.
Right, but not quite right, Dallas County Judge Margaret Keliher is reforming county government while infuriating her Republican colleagues
Plus: Backhanded Apology
And the lion shall lie down with the lamb
Think all politics is local? In the 5th District, think again.