Yesterday morning, in a vote split along partisan lines, Dallas County narrowly approved domestic partner benefits for Dallas County employees. But the historic vote was accompanied by an odd incident that most every media outlet in town commented on: County Comissioner Maurine Dickey, as you can se ... More >>
Did anybody else feel less than homeland-secure after yesterday's fandango with the Dallas County Homeland Security Advisory Committee?
First, Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price tried to re-appoint to the committee the founder of an international anti-Semitic hate group -- a guy best know ... More >>
Flickr user antwerpenRGreat City Attractions's Wheel of DublinThis just in: U.K.-based Great City Attractions, which was working with Dallas County and the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau to drop that giant Ferris wheel in Founders Plaza, has opted to roll away -- for the time being, at lea ... More >>
I think of everything the wrong way, from a skewed perspective. Who knows why? Maybe I got dropped on my head as a baby. But here's how I'm looking at this deal in which Dallas County Judge Craig Jenkins fired the security lady who wouldn't sweep for FBI bugs in the home of a county employee ... More >>
Linda KoopLast Friday, Robert offered a first look at some of the big names that had applied to sit on the city's gas drilling task force: Margaret Keliher, Royce West II, Betty Culbreath, the train-bedeviled Chico Grimes and more.
This morning, Linda Koop and the handful of other members on the ... More >>
Hal SamplesJonathan NeermanAfter losing yet again to the Democrats, Dallas County Republican Party chair Jonathan Neerman is prepared to let someone else attempt to turn the blue county back to red, telling us that he doesn't expect to run for a third term in 2012.
"I don't want to say I'm d ... More >>
Wade EmmertThere's a kid running around sucking the helium out of the red, white and blue centerpiece balloons here in the Palomar ballroom, and just like that, over the last hour or so, somebody's let the air out of the party here.While the crowd's still going hard for Boehner on the FOX News TV ... More >>
Photos by Sam MertenDallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins accused Republican challenger Danny Clancy of lying and attempting to be the next Henry Wade at a debate last night at Friendship-West Baptist Church in South Dallas, where Watkins and his family attend church. While Watkins cl ... More >>
Claire JordanWhite and Watkins, along with county judge candidate Clay Jenkins.We're still trying to figure out why Bill White continues to burn through campaign dough since his only significant competition in the Democratic primary is Farouk Shami, but perhaps the former mayor of Houston is ... More >>
Sam MertenJudge Jim Foster conducted a news conference late this afternoon to tell anxious reporters that, well, he hadn't yet read former FBI agent Danny Defenbaugh's 92-page report about Constable Jaime Cortes, which Foster said his office had received just minutes prior to the 4 p.m. gathe ... More >>
Sam MertenEarlier this week, state Sen. Royce West sent to Dallas County Democratic Party precinct chairs a missive beneath the subject heading "From One Democrat to Another." It has become, during the last 48 hours, a subject of much conversation among those who received it. (Well, that's not en ... More >>
Brian HarkinSure, you've probably already heard by now that Mitchell Rasansky might run for Dallas County judge. However, the benefit of not speaking with the former North Dallas council member until today yielded a much more definitive answer about his intentions.
Rasansky tells Unfair Park that ... More >>