Last night the city held a shmooze event for people who live near a proposed exclusive private golf course and horse park in a poor part of Southern Dallas, but the shmooze blew up. A carefully choreographed scene of friendly information booths and party favors turned into an angry shouting match.
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Back in November, Hurst 17-year-old Andrew Rodriguez was being arrested by Officer M. Jimenez on an outstanding trespassing warrant. Rodriguez was lying on the ground with his hands behind his back when another officer, Disraeli Arnold, decided to assist with the arrest. Arnold did that by taking a ... More >>
You'll remember Andrew Rodriguez as the 17-year-old who learned the hard way what Hurst police officer Disraeli Arnold's knee feels like when it strikes the back of one's head.
The video of that encounter, and Arnold's expletive-laced threats ("Move and fucking' die."), went viral, embarrassing the ... More >>
View You too can see if your candidate lives in the Texas 33rd Congressional District
When the polls close on the Democratic primary for Texas' new 33rd Congressional District, surprisingly few of the nearly dozen candidates will have cast a vote for themselves.
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Let's just call it: Everyone in town is running for Congress.
Okay, not everyone, but the race for the newly-created, much-argued-over Congressional District 33 has gotten very, very crowded, especially on the Democrats' side.
Last night we watched as former Dallas city council member -- and may ... More >>
Now might be a good time to go back and read Megan Feldman's '06 profile of Carlos QuintanillaOooh, just got a press release about an "informational protest" scheduled from 4-6 afternoon at a 7-Eleven close to my house -- the one at Marsh and Forest Lanes, to be precise, as it's apparently "the l ... More >>
My wife and son stopped by the 7-Eleven at Marsh and Forest a few minutes ago to see how Carlos Quintanilla's protest was workin' out for him. My boy took this photo, and as we now pay him for his blog contributions in Slurpees, it worked out well for us at least.
It's very hard to turn down an invitation to La Calle Doce in Oak Cliff, but, alas, a movie screening will have me otherwise occupied at 1 p.m. Anyway, here's what will go down: Carlos Quintanilla has decided to join the list of Hispanic activists calling for the head of CNN's Lou Dobbs, whose "a ... More >>
Judge Juan JassoYesterday, in an Oak Cliff Justice of the Peace courtroom, two tenants celebrated a victory in their quest for decent living conditions. Judge Juan Jasso ruled in favor of Ramona Robles and Rigoberto Gutierrez, who, after filing complaints with the city about unbearable temperatures ... More >>
Irving Mayor Herb GearsFor two years, the city of Irving's been turning over to federal officials people it arrests, for various reasons, and suspects of being illegal immigrants. Matter of fact, the so-called "experiment" has been in effect for so long that a once-controversial issue -- Hisp ... More >>
Jack Lowe, DISD school board president
Blacks were hissing rudely at Hispanics. Hispanics were yelling at other Hispanics. And just about everyone was taunting distraught school board trustees, themselves appearing to teeter on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
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