Last May, as the clocked ticked down to Election Day, Domingo Garcia made a last-minute, $250,000 loan to his congressional campaign in hopes of clawing his way to the top of the crowded Democratic primary. It didn't work. Garcia finished second in the May 29 primary, then lost to now-U.S. Represen ... More >>
Ralph Isenberg and Domingo Garcia haven't always been enemies. Back in 2010, in fact, they were all set to dine together at a fundraiser with President Obama, until Isenberg was unceremoniously disinvited by the White House. Their relationship has since gone south, reaching its nadir this month wit ... More >>
Sometime last month, Domingo Garcia launched his bid to become the next president of LULAC, the nationwide Latino civil rights advocacy organization. He started a campaign page on Facebook on March 8 and sent an open letter to the group's members at about the same time. "Today LULAC is at a politic ... More >>
The folks at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science are excellent at putting together infotaining science exhibits. They are not so good at handling a minor PR challenge. That much became clear when, on December 30, a museum patron was injured. A week later, pressed by the Morning News, museum offi ... More >>
Last I checked, Domingo Garcia lost his bid for Congress. Marc Veasey got about 53 percent of the vote in last month's Democratic primary runoff, which is more than half, which is what it takes to win an election. Except Garcia doesn't see it that way. "While it may appear that I have lost the ele ... More >>
For months now, Domingo Garcia and Marc Veasey have been groveling before increasingly less significant public figures for endorsements in the race for the U.S. House seat stretching from Oak Cliff west to Ft. Worth. I thought that, with the July 31 runoff fast approaching, they had exhausted all en ... More >>
At Friday's Democratic primary run-off debate between Domingo Garcia and Marc Veasey for the 33rd wasn't quite as bitchy as we had hoped, in that Garcia didn't refer to his opponent, a grown-ass black man, as a "boy" this time, which is positive, right? At the beginning, hell, we even thought this ... More >>
Update at 2:41 p.m.: I just heard back from Garcia. It was his personal account that was targeted, and it's still down. "They changed the email to the account and changed the password, and they unfriended everybody," he told me. Why someone would do that, he wasn't sure, but he suspects they made ... More >>
Now that the race for North Texas' newest congressional seat has officially been whittled down from a dozen to just two, it has transformed from an entertaining, no-holds-barred political cockfight with several amusing sideshows into a ethno-geographical scramble for endorsements. A mess, in other, ... More >>
View You too can see if your candidate lives in the Texas 33rd Congressional District When the polls close on the Democratic primary for Texas' new 33rd Congressional District, surprisingly few of the nearly dozen candidates will have cast a vote for themselves. We received a note from a Friend of ... More >>
In case you haven't been paying attention, the race for the 33rd Congressional District is still a pissing match likely to end up in a runoff between between Domingo Garcia and Marc Veasey for the Democratic nomination. A quick recap: Garcia called big SUVs un-American, which led Veasey to proclai ... More >>
There are 11 candidates in the crowded Democratic primary for the new congressional district spanning from Oak Cliff to Fort Worth, but the race is quickly sinking into a political pissing match involving just two as the May 29 primary approaches. Marc Veasey, a state representative from Fort Wort ... More >>
Domingo, Domingo, Domingo. You were named after the day of worship. Why do you always wind up using names against other people? Yesterday, state Representative Rafael Anchia jumped on Dallas congressional candidate Domingo Garcia for calling a black opponent an "errand boy." In a press release, A ... More >>
It costs north of a million bucks to win a U.S. House seat these days. Winning District 33, the new DFW block carved out of the totally riveting and not at all arcane redistricting process, should cost considerably less, thanks to a shortened primary and probably noncompetitive general. Still: It wi ... More >>
Let's just call it: Everyone in town is running for Congress. Okay, not everyone, but the race for the newly-created, much-argued-over Congressional District 33 has gotten very, very crowded, especially on the Democrats' side. Last night we watched as former Dallas city council member -- and may ... More >>
Photo by Anna MerlanDomingo Garcia and Delia Jasso at last night's redistricting confabThe answer is no, the question being: Will we ever stop writing about the city redistricting process? But it's been a little while, so let's review. Then we can discuss the dueling delegations who apparentl ... More >>
Photos by Anna MerlanAs promised, the public comment period at this morning's Dallas City Council meeting featured several members of the Domingo Garcia-led Latino Redistricting Task Force . In the council briefing room, every chair was full, with many people wearing white-and-blue tees that read ... More >>
Photo by Anna MerlanDomingo Garcia and, sitting to his right, Scott Griggs at last night's meeting over the map in Oak CliffLast week we sat through a very long, very ugly city council meeting, which ended with the members narrowly adopting a new redistricting plan. At that time, council member D ... More >>
And here Anna thought she was done with redistricting. Hah!A Friend of Unfair Park just sent us an invite to wingding Domingo Garcia's throwing at Tejano Restaurant on West Davis scheduled to kick off at 6:30 p.m. Says the come-one-come-all signed by the redistricting commissioner:"The Dallas cit ... More >>
Domingo Garcia and his council redistricting pals pull off a neat trick.
Ruth Morgan addressing Mayor Mike Rawlings in a clip that follows after the jumpAs we noted yesterday, during her presentation of the Redistricting Commission's proposed map to the city council, chair Ruth Morgan mentioned that one member of the commission, whom she later identified as Domingo Ga ... More >>
Domingo Garcia, a week before he called his closed-door meetings with the Redistricting CommissionThis morning, the city council got its first formal look at the just-completed redistricting map proposal, Plan 16d, presented by redistricting chair Ruth Morgan and vice chair Billy Ratcliff. And du ... More >>
The end is near ... sort of. The city's Redistricting Commission is inching towards putting together a city map it can forward on to the city council, and everyone -- the public and commissioners alike -- is trying to get in a parting shot before then. Last night's meeting was a marathon ... More >>
Redistricting Commissioners Elizabeth Jones and Domingo Garcia, who have tough and thankless jobs for which they aren't paid a penny, are displeased with me at the moment for nay-saying their incomplete maps. Garcia chided me in the comments, writing that it appears I've graduated from " ... More >>
Click to embiggen Domingo Garcia's submitted map.Like I said Friday, when we looked at Dwaine Caraway and Carolyn Davis's messed-up maps, Anna's heading to that Redistricting Commission meeting this evening at City Hall -- sooooo lucky. (Tell Sandra Crenshaw that Schutze sends his warmest regards ... More >>
Photo by Anna MerlanAt right, a former Unfair Park-er makes the case for his map to the Redistricting Commission last night.At last, an interesting Redistricting Commission meeting. And a vaguely star-studded one too. Among those in attendance at last night's meeting: council members Dwaine Caraw ... More >>
Some news and notes on this light-commenting Thursday:Domingo Garcia's got himself a whole new immigration-reform MegaMarch to promote -- this one, a May 1 parade that'll start at the Santuario de Guadalupe on Ross Ave. and end at Dallas City Hall. Says Garcia on the Web site, "Our immigrant comm ... More >>
Constable Jaime CortesDuring a last-minute hearing this afternoon, a judge ordered that data seized from Precinct 5 Constable Jaime Cortes's office computer be returned -- only, not to Cortes, as his lawyers, Larry Friedman and Domingo Garcia, had demanded, but to the court, where it will remain ... More >>
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Hint: His initials are D.G., and he has a moustache
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