State legislation requiring voters to present state-issued identification such as a driver's license, a concealed-carry permit, or a U.S. passport or military ID was rejected Monday morning by the U.S. Department of Justice. "Because we conclude that the state has failed to meet its burden of dem ... More >>
Like it or not, this is the map that will be used in the 2013 city council elections. The giant version is here.It's possible we're not yet done with issues concerning the city of Dallas's new council-districts map. Lawsuits, after all, have been threatened by Hispanic leaders demanding five majo ... More >>
A couple of weeks back, Sam mentioned that Billy MacLeod, who's running for the District 2 city council seat against incumbent Pauline Medrano, has a few problems with the coming elections. Chief among them: Votes will be cast at Esperanza "Hope" Medrano Elementary School -- which so happens to b ... More >>
On the other side you'll find a lawsuit I came across this morning while looking for something completely unrelated: United States of America v. PrimeLending. The residential mortgage lender, HQ'd in Victory Park, is a subsidiary of PlainsCapital, which, maybe you remember, took $87.6 mil in TARP ... More >>
One mother's crusade to better the life of her mentally retarded son and the system that failed him
Department of Justice officials have concluded that conditions at the Lew Sterrett Justice Center amount to a house of horrors. It was even worse than anyone expected. Just more than a year after it launched its investigation of the Dallas County jail, the U.S. Department of Justice on Saturday sent ... More >>
Dallas' African-American cops say they are being unfairly disciplined by a racist department. The numbers suggest they're right.
Peavy Tapes may hold more bizarre twists