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David Dean

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Is Irving Ahead of Dallas in Preparing for Global Trade When the Panama Canal Expands?

    Time to read the tea leaves. Avi Selk at The Dallas Morning News is report-tweeting this morning that the Irving City Council has slapped its mayor by voting to pay transportation consultant David Dean all of the two hundred grand he billed the city after his contract with the city expired last Sept ... More >>

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    October 5, 2011

    Rick Perry Says He's Mr. Grassroots, But His Trans-Texas Flop Suggests Otherwise

    Tea Party people say they hate Washington and its top-down style of governance. They're the political version of eat-local. Everything should be grassroots. Here in Texas the Tea Party loves Governor Rick Perry, but if you talk to people who've gone up against Perry on local issues, they will tell ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011

    Kunkle: Free The Trinity Docs! And Other City Hall Ethics Proposals Unveiled This Morning.

    Patrick MichelsMayoral hopeful David Kunkle, backed by his squadron of crime-fighting supporters. Backed by a new group of law-enforcing backers calling themselves "Crime Fighters for Kunkle," former Dallas police chief and mayoral hopeful David Kunkle took a minute this morning to cast himself as ... More >>

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    May 28, 2009
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    March 6, 2007

    Jim Schutze Never Forgets That 400-Square-Foot Closet on Swiss. We Mean, Never.

    Maybe you don't remember how a 400-square-foot closet in this house tore apart Swiss Ave. But some folks do. Do they ever. I like Mary Poss. She's smart, and she did much more good than bad on the council. But before we allow this stuff about her role as a preservationist to pass into posterity, I b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2006

    Dean Wins. Again.

    It's all over at City Hall, reports Jim Schutze. Score: David Dean, 1 (or one million, to be precise). Laura Miller, 0. Writes Jim: "Well, if you heard it just now [on WRR], the only thing you couldn't see was all the senior city staff members behind the big TV screen grinning, barely suppressing gi ... More >>

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    October 24, 2006

    Dean Writes Own Deal, Deal?

    Bill Blaydes was the only council member to get a peek at David Dean's contract before it went before the council. Tomorrow at city council, Mayor Laura Miller will try to get one of the seven council members who voted to approve Trans-Texas Corridor lobbyist David Dean's $515,000 contract on Octobe ... More >>

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    October 23, 2006
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    October 20, 2006

    The Bridge Over the River Trade

    The mayor wants the council to reconsider David Dean's deal with the city. And she only has till Wednesday to get it done. So, the weekend's almost here, and you say you still can't get enough of David Dean? Well, neither can Mayor Laura Miller, who, come Wednesday's city council meeting, is determi ... More >>

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    October 18, 2006
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    October 18, 2006

    The Mayor's Following the Money

    Shortly after we posted the item below concerning the mysterious $20 bill from David Dean that wound up in the city council horseshoe this morning, Mayor Laura Miller responded with her thoughts about what's turning into a nasty, messy situation. This is what she has to say in an e-mail sent to Unfa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2006

    Expenses Sure are Expensive

    That David Dean sure does know how to stick it to Mayor Laura Miller. First, the lobbyist who's gotten a cool mil from the city to lobby for the Trans-Texas Corridor since 2004 got his CPA to send an open records request at the end of last week in which Dean wants to see everything the mayor's done ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2006

    Coal-Fired Up Again

    This morning, the Associated Press picks up on a story familiar to anyone around here who reads a newspaper: the debate over coal-fired power plants, which has become Mayor Laura Miller's biggest cause--at least, second only to the half a mil given lobbyist David Dean last week by a city council tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2006

    Oh, David Dean is Mad at the Mayor

    David Dean, the lobbyist pushing the Trans-Texas Corridor on the city's behalf, ain't happy with the mayor--something to do with her having said on Wednesday, just before the council voted 7-6 to give him $515,000 plus additional expenses, that "Whatever David Dean dreams, he spends." Dean, who's no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2006

    Rasansky Wants a Do-Over

    Mitchell Rasansky wants the city to take back the 500 thou it gave David Dean on Wednesday. Good luck with all that. I just got off the phone with Mitchell Rasansky, and the council member had two things to say about David Dean, the lobbyist who's gotten about a million from the city to work on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2006

    What's in David Dean's Closet? Oh. A Closet.

    This is not--we repeat, not--the same David Dean who's been getting hundreds of thousands in consulting fees from the city. But it would be funny if it was. Still, though, David Dean is the man. Oh, you say you want to know more about David Dean, the lobbyist who's getting a cool mil from the city c ... More >>

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    October 11, 2006

    The Yellow-Brick Corridor

    So, the city council just approved giving $515,000 to a man named David Dean? Who dat? Well, says on the council's agenda he owns something called Dean International, which The Dallas Morning News called in June "a public policy consulting firm working for the city on the inland port." He's getting ... More >>

  • News

    September 21, 2006

    Cash Money

    When we least expected it, a real opportunity in southern Dallas

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    September 11, 2003

    No Cash, No Peace

    Bolton wants a hearing? Nah. He wants money.

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    March 27, 2003

    Catfight!

    Laura, Mary says you're a phony! Now now, girls.

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    July 12, 2001

    The Little-People Tax

    Dallas tax appraisers can't keep up with Ross Perot. But if you're Average Joe, they've got your number.

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    October 19, 2000

    This Old House

    Historic preservationists sift through the sawdust of the great closet debate

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    August 31, 2000

    The Closet Lobby

    A full-court press for more closet space stirs up trouble on Swiss Avenue

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