The thing I felt when I read of Rick Finlan's recent death was simple sadness. He was a hero. A jerk. So smart, so funny. A great source for reporters. Friend of mine. A jerk. For the better part of two decades Finlan marched against local government chicanery arm in arm with fellow gadfly Don Ve ... More >>
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DISD wins its case defending Edison Schools. Now the district wants payback. Lots of it.
Flip a coin
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Mr. Conflict; Not easy getting green
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Don Venable slams the door behind him on his way out of the DISD boardroom
Don Venable rises from his sickbed to save the day -- or something -- at DISD
Buzz remembers the year that might have been and proves that not only the winners write the history
School board candidate Richard Evans has a checkered past, a mail-order degree, and a confrontational manner. But many city leaders think he's the best man for the job.
The Information Age meets the technological Stone Age at Dallas schools
Are bad-boy lawyers Bill Brewer and John Bickel building a bridge to Dallas' minority communities, or trying to sell them one?
DISD board president Hollis Brashear is not an exciting guy. That's why I like him.
DISD taxpayers pay rising legal bills as trustees dither over hiring a full-time lawyer
As the new trustee takes his seat on the school board, he comes out slashing
The voters could care less. But someone's gotta win the runoff for the last lowly DISD board seat
Don't expect racial tensions to cool in DISD as long as emotion trumps the truth
The search for a new federal judge reaches the lowest common denominator
Did DISD attorney Dennis Eichelbaum try to cut a personal deal at taxpayer expense?
Don't let accusations of overtime fraud by low-level employees distract you. The real money disappears from the Dallas Independent School District through sleazy contracts awarded by top administrators.
A politically dysfunctional DISD board heads into a May election that's looking so scary, few voters or contributors want to go near it
When Sandy Kress was school board president, he and Dan Peavy held private discussions on how to limit the influence of black school board members. Their conversations were captured on the Peavy Tapes, which Kress has fought hard to keep secret. Now, U.S.
You don't take Rick Finlan and Don Venable seriously? That could be a mistake you live to regret.
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Closed council sessions scorn open-meetings law