Mayor Rawlings calls this South Dallas business a blight. People earning a living there call it family.
For over a year, a registered "spiritual organization" was the hottest after-hours spot in Dallas. Then it all came crashing down.
On August 13, a 19-year-old from Grandview named Matthew Allen came to Dallas to go dancing at the Northwest Highway club, off Spangler, called Afterlife. He left there with friendsin an ambulance, and was pronounced dead shortly thereafter -- the result, said police, of an ecstasy overdose. Mome ... More >>
From the Playground party picsAfter we broke the story about the Dallas City Attorney's Office going after The Playground, a Harry Hines swingers club operating with a house-o'-worship certificate of occupancy, Glenn Hudson or someone working for him had some of the club's websites taken down, am ... More >>
A flier for a DarkSide event as its new locationAccording to the Dallas City Attorney's Office, a self-proclaimed church near Northwest Highway and Webb Chapel Road is anything but. Says a complaint filed today in advance of a late-afternoon hearing, whatever Glen Hudson says he's operating a ... More >>
Yesterday I got word that the Dallas City Attorney's Office and the Museum of the American Railroad were in the midst of hashing out an agreement that would allow the museum to stay at Fair Park till August 1, 2011 -- a full year later than the city's been demanding. Till Monday, last I'd heard w ... More >>
500 E. 6th Street in the Lake Cliff Historic DistrictHenry Spruiell does not disagree with the city of Dallas: The house he owns at 500 E. 6th Street in the Lake Cliff Historic District does indeed pose what's known as an "imminent threat to public health and safety" and probably should be torn d ... More >>
Tomorrow morning, the Dallas City Attorney's Office will present yet another version of its ordinance that would allow for the demolition of buildings in historically designated districts. Surely you know what this is all about -- we've been down this road since, oh, August 4, 2008, when the the ... More >>
Amazing the amount of Statler Hilton items for sale on eBay, among them this vintage adWord is the Dallas City Attorney's Office and the owners of the former Statler Hilton on Commerce Street are close to reaching some kind of agreement that'll keep 'em out of court, as the city attempts to get owne ... More >>
View Larger MapOn Wednesday, the Dallas City Council is expected to get a look at a deal hashed out between the Dallas City Attorney's Office and the Texas Attorney General's Office's following the latter's yearlong look into how the city manages the W. W. Samuell Permanent Foundation, the Samuell T ... More >>
A builder's guide to skirting the zoning laws and making the city look goofy
Brian Harkin The Herrling Court Apartments in Fair Park have been abandoned for years, and rather than tear it down, the city keeps paying to board up the windows. There's also two years' worth of litigation. None of that's cheap. Janet Spugnardi is a lawyer in the code compliance section of the Da ... More >>
Ray Hunt gets one end of it; guess which end is reserved for the rest of us
When you make the cops mad, they can make you very, very sorry