Before the Dallas Plan Commission got to what is almost certainly the most controversial matter it has ever deliberated on -- whether and how the city should drill for natural gas -- it spent more than an hour on the positioning of a wooden fence and a gazebo in relation to the street in a neighborh ... More >>
It takes a hard case to represent council District 14.
Drilling thousands of feet into the earth is a cakewalk compared with dealing with City Hall.
Before term limits and elections change the complexion of the Dallas City Council in unknowable ways, Scott Griggs and Angela Hunt want an up-or-down vote on proposed natural gas wells along the Trinity River. Last month, the Dallas Plan Commission voted down the permits for drilling outfit Trinity ... More >>
For Trinity East, the Fort Worth-based shale gas producer, the Dallas Plan Commission meeting this Thursday is make or break. Nearly six years ago, the company bid on drilling city-owned land while Dallas sought to shore up a budget shortfall. Since then, the company shelled out tens of millions of ... More >>
The Dallas Plan Commission voted to delay any decision on permitting natural gas wells in the Trinity River floodplain, telegraphing a clear message Thursday to City Council: Your move. Commissioner Gloria Tarpley remains none too pleased about being asked to consider a permit that currently runs af ... More >>
Any attempt to explain the goat-fuck at that Dallas Plan Commission meeting Thursday afternoon, I fear, may not do it justice, but here goes: A few weeks ago commissioners concluded that approving a special-use permit to allow driller Trinity East to hydraulically fracture the Trinity River floodpla ... More >>
Yet again, Clint Barlow went down to City Hall all dressed up, only to find out that, well, it wasn't really necessary. That's because it took "all of three minutes" for the Dallas City Council to approve the specific use permit for Trees, which the Dallas Plan Commission unanimously OK'd one month ... More >>
Ed Oakley gets himself a Dutch treat
The city council decides our future this week
Someone at City Hall cares about community
Giving penny-ante politicians a say over lucrative affordable-housing developments seemed like a good idea--until the FBI came calling
Buzz gets his jollies keeping tabs on 2005's naughty and nice guys. OK, mostly naughty.
Morning News waits and waits to acknowledge CBS-11's scoop of an ethically challenged state rep
Instead of calling for riots, just say where you got your car
Our mayor joins the Beloans to gang up on the little people
John Loza learns that making friends is easy for a city council member. Keeping them is harder.
Albertson's wants to build in East Dallas, and it's not about to let future customers get in the way
A compromise promises to end a battle over development in Greenwood Cemetery
A fight over rezoning has some northeast Dallas homeowners talking recall
Friends of Greenwood Cemetery prepare a long-shot effort to protect paupers' graves
A fight over Greenwood Cemetery's future wakes the living
Commission chairman's departure leaves panel in weaker hands
Dallas' political rabble takes after minority students' best friend