With the race for the 33rd Congressional District by all accounts a two-man race that is growing pettier by the day, it's easy to forget that nine other Democrats are jostling for third place in the May 29 primary. Unless, of course, you happen to glance up from the bumper in front of you to see Dav ... More >>
Wonder if Ruth Morgan's having fun right about nowOK, no one has actually studied the effects of redistricting on the human body, but after last night it seems safe to say that the longer a redistricting process goes on, the grouchier everybody gets. At the county level, we have Maurine Dickey's ... More >>
Via.Speaking of...too early? No. Never.It'll be a shame to see this mayoral campaign season come to an end a week from Saturday now that it's getting so...campaigny. Take, for instance, this email that just arrived in the in-box with the all-caps subject header: "RAWLINGS PLEDGES TO SUPPORT THE R ... More >>
For more than 40 years, Dallas County Constable Jaime Cortes says, he led an exemplary life, rising up through the ranks of law enforcement in the last decade without running into trouble. But over the course of the last nine months, Cortes claims his reputation has been "smeared tremendously ... More >>
Cortes says Ken Mayfield's admission that he's helping his opponent reinforces his latest campaign e-mail.When Republican Ken Mayfield admitted to us that he's been recruiting volunteers to help Democrat Beth Villarreal defeat Precinct 5 Constable Jaime Cortes in Tuesday's upcoming Democratic ... More >>
If the story about DA Craig Watkins refusing a second attempt by the OAG to help investigate the constables was news, that's news to us.For those who didn't read our cover story last week, the Office of the Attorney General made a second attempt on February 23 to lend a helping hand to Distri ... More >>
Constable Jaime CortesHad a brief but interesting talk a little while ago with Precinct 5 Constable Jaime Cortes, during which we touched on a couple of things, among them a counterclaim filed in a Dallas County court on Wednesday in which Cortes is suing the three deputies who filed court papers ... More >>
So I am here, back in the overflow room at the Federal Palace of Justice downtown watching the Dallas City Hall federal corruption trial, and I see that we have come to one of the most fundamental and time-honored traditions of Dallas politics: that fine old institution called "walking-around money. ... More >>
Jim Foster is a hard man to find
Leppert and Oakley show that what you think about Dallas politics could be wrong
Don Hill, we love your style -- goin' all aginner eight days before the election. Love it. Fabulous. Keep it up. You're now officially Jim Schutze's kind of guy. A mere afterthought in the mayor’s race just a few weeks ago, the Trinity River Project -- specifically, the fate of the Trinity Parkway ... More >>
Yet another deputy alleges misdeeds by Constable Mike Dupree
Elizabeth Villafranca said yesterday's rally in Dallas says a great deal about the brawl in Farmers Branch over that immigration ordinance. As far as those fighting to defeat Farmers Branch's immigrant-related measure are concerned, the immigrant-rights rally at City Hall yesterday couldn't have com ... More >>
Hispanic leaders on DISD's payroll go mum about segregation at Preston Hollow
Minutemen train their sights on a new target: Hispanic day laborers
Did the Latino vote push Democrats over the top?
The DA was hot to do something about it until his own campaign got going
A pro-business black Democrat who appeals to white voters, Ron Kirk is the sport utility vehicle of Senate candidates. But will voters buy him?
Plus: Golden Gramms
Why the Mexican bus-company owners went from hating Laura Miller to endorsing her
The DMN's unctuous editorializing for Dunning conceals the real agenda--its hatred of Miller
Buzz looks back on 2001 and proves once again that the boy just ain't normal
Hey, Mr. Zillionaire Developer, got a big public project you want to sell? Black Dallas has the votes you need--dirt cheap.
What if people downtown actually got smart?
Forget talk of a settlement. Bachman Lake homeowners vow to fight their war against bare nipples to the bitter end.
Can shoe leather and signs change immigration law?
From the week of February 15
Fifty gets you 70 in the mysterious world of TAAS
How come the Dallas schools can't find him?
Poor, brown, and inner-city. These Adamson High School kids weren't supposed to make it. They did anyway.
Laura Miller says she'd "love" to run for mayor
When people started asking why Dallas' finest were losing the war on slumlords, someone reached for the bag of dirty tricks
Paid endorsement; Tagged; Foul ball
Dallas judges say unqualified Spanish translators are hindering the course of justice, but county commissioners are hearing another story altogether
It's a scary world out there, but someone's gotta keep it under control. Jim Schutze uncovers the secret agony of the Dallas Citizens Council.
Dallas' new city manager steps from Mr. Inside to role model
Fahim Minkah cleared one set of hurdles to build a South Dallas skating rink, only to have the city put more in front of him
The voters could care less. But someone's gotta win the runoff for the last lowly DISD board seat
Germinated in the rich tradition of El Sol de Texas, the Spanish-language press takes root in Dallas
From Al Lipscomb to Paul Fielding, it was hard to find straight talk in '96
City Hall finds $35 million--and toys with turning Reunion into a reflecting pool
There are two to blame for the Kirk-Fielding feud
City Hall's top brass use taxpayer-provided mobile phones to call sweethearts, power brokers, and Pizza Hut.
Architect details low-cost plan to save arena--and poll shows public wants it done
Inside the secret City Hall files: A tale of dupes and deception
Council needs to take charge in arena debate
Arena documents, discussions remain hidden from the public