John Jay Myers owns the Free Man, a Cajun joint in Deep Ellum. He also runs a wholesale embroidery business, has a "deep, deep mistrust of the government," would like to legalize medical marijuana, and thinks we should bring all the U.S. troops home. And he believes Texans are being denied a chance ... More >>
Even Rick Perry doesn't hate science all the time. His uneasy relationship with evolution and global warming notwithstanding, the Man Beneath the Hair understands that sometimes all that brainy shit with the white coats and clipboards can actually benefit him. And that's exactly what happened in ... More >>
From Jack's ChowHound's Facebook pageTomorrow the city council will discuss why Mary Suhm wants to keep all of Dallas' trash and allowing the public a shot at redrawing the council districts' boundaries. But not before it votes on two hot-button issues: food trucks and campaign signs on public pr ... More >>
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During the 2007 mayoral campaign, former city council member Ed Oakley sent out mailers depicting himself and convicted felon Don Hill as Democrats and Tom Leppert and former Mayor Pro Tem Max Wells as Republicans. Oakley also accepted the endorsement of the Dallas County Democratic Party and printe ... More >>
Sam MertenCraig WatkinsDallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins outraised Republican challenger Danny Clancy by more than $50,000 during the latest three-month fund-raising period, while Clancy outspent his Democratic counterpart by more than $20,000, according to campaign finance report ... More >>
Mayor Leppert at last year's "Giraffes, Monkeys and Lepperts" fund-raiser.For the past two years, Mayor Tom Leppert's annual "Giraffes, Monkeys and Lepperts" event at the Dallas Zoo has served as a birthday bash for the mayor and fund-raiser for Friends of Tom Leppert, a committee formed to p ... More >>
Claire JordanIt took 11 days and a lot of effort from us just to get a statement from Clay Jenkins, who wants to replace Jim Foster as county judge.Fifty-two votes. That's all that kept Clay Jenkins from securing the Democratic nomination for county judge on March 2. Instead, he'll take on fo ... More >>
Mark GrahamSure, Woodlief's Allyn Media has brought in about seven times the amount Reed has from Tom Leppert-related campaigns, but Reed remains the queen of consulting.As the city council continues to discuss ethics reform in the aftermath of 23 guilty verdicts in the Dallas City Hall corruption t ... More >>
With the city council campaign season heating up, we thought it would be worthwhile to take a look-see at some of the campaign finance reports of the incumbents to see how they've been spending their dough. Freshman council member Tennell Atkins emerged as our first subject after we noticed an unusu ... More >>
John Cornyn doesn't need to sweat over Rick Noriega just yet
It was the year 2000, and I was a young, hungry reporter in Chicago with a young, hungry state legislator on my speed dial
If the mayor wants to raise the ethical bar at City Hall, he won't have far to reach
When Dallas' political elite need a win, Carol Reed cheers them on and calls the plays
What Tom Leppert's campaign tells you about Tom Leppert
So, if you don't endorse Ed Oakley, you're taking money from Tom Leppert. At least, that's the impression you get from reading the daily and its Bold Types blog today. Says it right here: Mr. Oakley also said members of Mr. Hill's former mayoral campaign approached him last month and explained that ... More >>
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 >>
Don Hill's late decision to run for mayor could benefit other candidates
Dallas' mayoral wannabes are all nice guys. Where's the fun in that?
We took this off Sam Coats' Web site, because, damn it, it just makes us giggle. Just don't let Dr. Seuss' people see this. Well, it's time, once again, for your end-of-the-week rankings of the top eight mayoral candidates. Usually when I do this I make it clear there is a very distinct chance I don ... More >>
Sam Coats is running for mayor. You knew that, right? Because I totally forgot. Well, we just got the press release from Sam Coats' folks informing us who's going to be running his mayoral campaign, and top o' the list is Jason Stanford, who used to call us all the time back when he was campaign man ... More >>
Since I've seen that one serious photo of Zac on his Web site a million times, I am using this one taken (by Aden Holt, I think) when Zac appears to have been 24. Or 8. Hard to say. Not 10 minutes after a helpful city employee faxed over my old pal Zac Crain's campaign finance report late yesterday, ... More >>
Since Mayor Laura isn't running for re-election, last we checked, we wondered what exactly she can she do with the $96,146.54 sitting in her campaign war chest. (That's how much she has left, according to her campaign finance report filed today with the city's elections manager, Brooks Love, who I h ... More >>
Why is this man smiling (he is smiling, isn't he)? Because he's already got $103,000 to spend on running for mayor, and the race is still almost a year away. Just got back from City Hall, where I snagged copies of Gary Griffith and Laura Miller's campaign finance reports, which are due to the city's ... More >>
The stakes are low in Constable Mike Dupree's re-election campaign--so are the blows
Oh, no, this isn't just about a strong mayor
Mr. Gonz doesn't go to Washington
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?
And the Tom Dunning staff member who has been subpoenaed to the grand jury is...
Hey, Mr. Zillionaire Developer, got a big public project you want to sell? Black Dallas has the votes you need--dirt cheap.
In the battle for the District 6 council seat, the dark horse has a white face
Think all politics is local? In the 5th District, think again.
What do you get for 50 bucks a meeting? Thomas Korosec sizes up the man and woman most likely to succeed Al Lipscomb.
A Bush victory in November could mean big bucks for small Dallas entrepreneurs
Comptroller Carole Keeton Rylander wants to take the state into the 21st century -- and herself into higher office -- with her vision of "e-Texas"
On the prosecution-biased Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, justice isn't blind. It's dumb.
Ross Perot inspired his Reform Party followers to throw the hypocritical rascals out of politics. They did.
Karl Rove has masterminded all of Bush's political victories. Now he faces his toughest challenge: convincing you that the presidential front-runner owns his own soul
Two supposed champions of open government are pushing hard to keep campaign finance records off the Internet. What don't they want you to know?
How taxpayers -- including you, if you hit the flea market in Canton -- are subsidizing the Christian right
With a little help from his Democratic pals, George W. Bush has become the GOP front-runner for president. But it's a cold world beyond Texas' borders, and it may take more than charm and luck to carry a good ol' boy to the White House.
A politically dysfunctional DISD board heads into a May election that's looking so scary, few voters or contributors want to go near it
Why Domingo Garcia is running against the father of his godson
Candidate Richard Harvey and his tall tales