The Dallas County Commissioners Court will vote today on whether to keep in place the rope barriers that sparked an outcry (from the media at least) put up three weeks ago. County Judge Clay Jenkins said he made the order to maintain order and decorum, but, coming as it did on the heels of the FBI's ... More >>
Patrick MichelsCounty Judge Clay Jenkins reminds the room, "I did not ask Mr. Sherbet to resign." This morning he voted not to re-hire Elections Administrator Bruce Sherbet as a consultant.Down at Dallas County Commissioners Court this morning, where the fire marshals were out to keep the overflow c ... More >>
Sam MertenDespite lots of enthusiasm from Dallas County Commissioner Maurine Dickey, the Republicans didn't do so hot two years ago. Could they turn the tables this year? Find out at Hotel Palomar. Or Victory Park.If you've spent the last few nights out and about watching Your Texas Rangers g ... More >>
Photos by Sam MertenWith The Ackermans now on stage at the Jack Daniels Old No. 7 Club, Dallas County Democratic Party chair Darlene Ewing finally made her appearance about 45 mintues ago along with state Senator Royce West and a group of candidates, when she expressed her condolences to the ... More >>
Photos by Sam MertenState Senator Royce West and county judge candidate Clay Jenkins help pump up the crowd as District Attorney Craig Watkins grabs the mic Saturday afternoon.This, in case you have not heard, is the "Summer of Justice." Which, as far as summers-of goes, ranks somewhere in betwee ... More >>
Dallas Police Chief David KunkleTomorrow morning, at around 10, Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle will hold a press conference during which he will announce that, effective April 30, 2010, he will no longer be Dallas Police Chief. He has known this day was coming for a while. He told Dallas City M ... More >>
Patrick MichelsUpdate: Check out more photos in this slide show.Not far from a downtown courtroom filled with memories of a time when cash allegedly flowed more freely through City Hall, Mayor Tom Leppert officially welcomed aboard two new City Council members with a promise to work together to do m ... More >>
Brian HarkinVonciel Hill wants concessions at Love Field to remain in the hands of one company, whose CEO is a director for the Citizens Council and contributed to her campaign. The city council's Transportation and Environment Committee yesterday afternoon met for 90 minutes in executive session a ... More >>
The city wisely didn't bother to make a new Web page for term-limited Mitchell Rasansky, but it did find the time to cook up one for Carolyn Davis, who faces Ron Price in the June 13 runoff election.Whilst digging around for info on the city's Web site yesterday, I clicked on one of the council me ... More >>
Sam MertenThe city's budget is $190 million in the hole because of "revenue erosion," according to CFO Dave Cook.The Dallas City Council yesterday afternoon wrapped up a lengthy discussion on how best to tackle the city's $190-million budget deficit by agreeing that a tax increase and making cuts to ... More >>
Sam MertenPauline Medrano and Sheffie Kadane were two of only three (Vonciel Hill was the other) incumbents who showed up this morning.City Secretary Deborah Watkins and her staff this morning in the Flag Room at City Hall announced the ballot positions for the May 9 city council elections, as Billy ... More >>
Brian HarkinMayor Pro Tem Dr. Elba Garcia admits she helped remove John Loza from the DFW Airport board based on his position on the Trinity River toll road referendum.When the Dallas City Council last week replaced former council member John Loza on the DFW Airport board with Brenda Reyes, we were ... More >>
Bill BetzenCouncil members Tennell Atkins and Dwaine Caraway do Mayor Tom's dirty work back in November 2007.In the comments of a blog item regarding council member Tennell Atkins's questionable campaign finance reports, someone using the name "joe" suggested that, along with being a hobbit, my moti ... More >>
Brian Harkin Is Dwaine Caraway positioning himself as Leppert's replacement? While speaking with one of Mayor Tom Leppert's consultants last month, I asked if Leppert was considering running for Kay Bailey Hutchison's senate seat. At that point, I heard he was contemplating the political leap from ... More >>
Courtney Clenney Having a hard time figuring where this person stands on the smoking issue ... Yesterday, of course, was the second meeting of the City Smoking Ordinance Special Ad-Hoc Committee -- and it was supposed to be the final one before the briefing on December 3, when the entire council i ... More >>
Diversity be damned. You want to rename Industrial Boulevard, it better "market" the city.
We need a pit bull. They give us a poodle.
City Council votes to keep Deep Ellum alive for now
Making folks from everywhere feel at home in Big D
A silly boss--not civil service--is the problem with the city's code department
Kunkle must teach them to spell d-e-m-o-c-r-a-c-y
Call me Ishmael. Just give me the damn audit!
What you get when a fake panel investigates fake drugs
Dr. Elba Garcia
Club owners fear the city may put a stop to dancing the night away
Welcome to America's crime capital
The city council fears mice in corners whispering truth
The city's animal control efforts are running wild, but that's not the critters' fault. It's a people problem. The question now is, will Dallas residents pay to fix it?
City council thumbs its nose at the White House on Trinity River deal
Pave the Damn Street; Lipscomb's Last Hope; Oak Cliff's Secret
What if people downtown actually got smart?
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