Maybe Dallas has a shot at stepping out from under the redneck yoke of Austin after all. In today's news we see that a Dallas judge, Eric Moye, has tossed out a lawsuit by the usury industry in which payday lenders claimed the city had no right to protect its citizens if Austin didn't want them pro ... More >>
At 2:30 p.m. today 14th Civil District Judge Eric Moye put the Planet Earth back where it belongs, much to the relief of people clinging to its surface in one East Dallas neighborhood. In the infamous "dirt skirts" case, a zoning dispute over building heights, Moye ruled that city of Dallas building ... More >>
Well, you'd best get ready to say your goodbyes to the old Hard Rock Cafe, because it's most likely coming down after all. Just two hours ago, the Landmark Commission voted during its monthly City Hall meeting 7-4 against initiating proceedings that might have granted the building landmark designati ... More >>
John McKee, one of the McKinney Avenue residents leading the charge to get the former Hard Rock Cafe building designated a city landmark, takes issue with at least one charge made by Hard Rock Cafe attorney Eric Moye in the story below. In the original piece, Moye, a former state district judge, say ... More >>
Reverend J. Frank Norris raised the funds to build the McKinney Avenue Baptist Church, which would, decades later, become the Hard Rock Cafe. Norris was also a good friend of the Ku Klux Klan's. On Monday, the city's Landmark Commission is once more meeting to decide the fate of the former church si ... More >>
Sixty-three years ago today, Sylvester Stewart was born in Dallas. Or Denton. Probably Denton. Far as I've ever been able to tell, Sylvester's family did live in Dallas, though no one has ever said precisely where or for how long. And how about this for confusing: On this "official" Web site, it say ... More >>
It did not take long for U.S. District Judge Jerry Buchmeyer to rule on the immediate fate of jailed DISD teacher Miguel Arango, who was indicted last month on charges he touched a 6-year-old girl's vagina in front of his class in October. Less than 24 hours after Arango and DISD attorneys met in hi ... More >>
If Russell Fish ever wins his lawsuit, watch 'em blow
Is controversial DISD trustee Lois Parrott a champion of the little guy, or the bitter core of the board's infamous civil wars?
DISD wins its case defending Edison Schools. Now the district wants payback. Lots of it.
Mr. Conflict; Not easy getting green
It was reformers vs. the business-as-usual crowd on Dallas' ethics task force. Somehow the reformers won. Sort of.
The state attorney general joins forces with a private citizen in his battle with DISD
Confusion reigns at the Dallas NAACP, while its national leader and John Wiley Price feud
Eddie Bernice Johnson has burned through more than 50 staffers during her four years in Congress. She says she's just demanding. They say she's a tyrant.
Dallas attorney Cheryl Wattley's nomination for the federal bench is in limbo