Earlier this month, the Texas Ethics Commission fined the Alliance of Dallas Educators United Teachers Political Action Committee, which most recently supported the doomed campaign of young Damarcus Offord, $600 for a handful of violations of campaign disclosure laws. I didn't write about it because ... More >>
â€‹While I attempt to find someone at the city who hasn't already left for Thanksgiving, here's a little something I found just posted to the Live Music Archive: the great Doug Burr, with Glen Farris but of course, at the Church of the Incarnation on McKinney Avenue November 3. The show, which also ... More >>
Rick Perry's Texas is a job-making, low-taxing oasis of prosperity. It's also pure fantasy.
During the 2007 mayoral campaign, former city council member Ed Oakley sent out mailers depicting himself and convicted felon Don Hill as Democrats and Tom Leppert and former Mayor Pro Tem Max Wells as Republicans. Oakley also accepted the endorsement of the Dallas County Democratic Party and printe ... More >>
[Editor's Note: This is the last time we'll be running Echoes and Reverberations as a regular feature here on DC9. Will we see future installments? Don't know yet. But in the meantime, a big thanks to Jeff Liles for the past 30 installments of the series. It's been fun.]Shallow Reign, performing at ... More >>
When Dallas record store owner Bill Wisener relocated Bill's Records to the South Side Lamar complex a couple of years ago, one of the first people to drop in the store and welcome him to the neighborhood was Dallas Mavericks GM Donnie Nelson. And, last week, Nelson treated Bill to his first-ever ... More >>
Chris Bell has a new gig: Just moments ago, the Washington, D.C.-based law firm of Patton Boggs announced that the former U.S. Representative and failed Texas gubernatorial candidate has taken a gig in the firm's Dallas office. There, says the release, he will "counsel clients on a wide range of mat ... More >>
With Dallas Democrats' return from the dead, state Senator Royce West is poised for bigger things, like maybe paychecks
Sam Coats is running for mayor. You knew that, right? Because I totally forgot. Well, we just got the press release from Sam Coats' folks informing us who's going to be running his mayoral campaign, and top o' the list is Jason Stanford, who used to call us all the time back when he was campaign man ... More >>
Never you mind the quality of this screen grab. But this is how The Daily Show last night broke the news that Chris Bell (and Kinky Friedman and Carole Straylander Keehorn Jingleheimer Schmidt) had lost to incumbent Governor Rick Perry. The GOP's mascot trundled across the screen and took a dump on ... More >>
Till, oh, two weeks ago folks living in Precinct 1117 had no idea they were supposed to vote at F.P. Caillet Elementary--where I went to school! Wee. Really, God bless the Democratic Party. Even when they do their best, it ends up shooting 'em right in the ass, then they spend forever pulling lead ... More >>
Although the November 7th election is more than a week away, the prescient minds at Unfair Park are able to divine some of the day-after press coverage. Excerpts after the jump.
Kinky Friedman got naked for this Observer photo shoot three years ago. No way he regrets it now. There's a huge cover story about The Jewboy Who Would Be Governor, Kinky Friedman, in the new issue of The Weekly Standard (not even makin' that up). It wonders of Friedman's candidacy, "Is it good for ... More >>
I have some notes from the weekend--something about "vote for Chris Bell, I guess," "look into the price of foreign steel" and "find out more about this Terrell Owens"--but before we get to all that, here's something from the archives worth opening your Monday with: David Bowie in 1978 at the Dallas ... More >>
Belo may be evil, but that’s cool
The Man Who Would Be Guv will be on The Ticket Wednesday. So will I. That's a lotta Jews for sports talk radio. If you listen to KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket)--and if you don't, you must, you must--you know that Greg Williams, one half of the 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. show "The Hardline," is hosting the show fo ... More >>
They ain't making Jews like Kinky anymore: The would-be gov spoke to a crowd at Bill's Records and Tapes at noon on Saturday. Kinky Friedman has but three weeks left to submit to the state the 45,450 signatures he (and fellow independent gubernatorial candidate Carole Keeton Strayhorn Rylander Ji ... More >>
We received an automated phone message at the home last night from Ron Kirk, urging us to vote for Chris Bell for governor in the primary today. Kirk identified himself at the top of the call as "Mayor Ron Kirk." I didn't think anything of it. But my wife, who heard it later when she got home, took ... More >>
Friedman for Governor? Why the hell not?
This Texas Jewboy wants to be the next governor of Texas, and if you think he's kidding, the joke may be on you
Our music writers discuss their favorite Elliott Smith songs
Chris Bell, bar anniversaries and the North Texas Rock Rally
The sun's about to come out for the Tomorrowpeople
Or: Rock and roll isn't dead, it just doesn't smell bad