It's been more than two years now since Laurie Evans stepped down as director of the Dallas Public Library. Since then, the operation has been steered by a pair of interim directors: first Corinne Hill, who set off for Tennessee earlier this year at least in part because the search for Evans' was mo ... More >>
Big business is finally figuring out what Democrats have been saying since the worst days of George W: that the genius idea of Bush's brain, Karl Rove, was a Faustian bargain with that powerful and elusive element of American political landscape -- the ignorati. Now the ignorati are demanding thei ... More >>
Ex-club workers say hard-nosed management style a bad fit for Denton.
Over the last couple of weeks I've received numerous emails suggesting I sign up for something called Leadership DISD, which promises to develop "education-focused, informed leaders within the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) service area who affect positive change and help to lead suppo ... More >>
It's not like Texas cares about public schools anyway.
Photos by Patrick MichelsMike Rawlings introduces himself to the Dallas business community.After Mike Rawlings wrapped Ron Natinsky's endorsement this morning at the Adolphus, he joined fellow Dallas mayoral hopeful David Kunkle for lunch with the Dallas Regional Chamber and paying guests from Te ... More >>
And just like that, the man who saved Nolan Ryan's job with the Texas Rangers has been replaced. By Nolan Ryan. I heard rumblings about this a couple weeks ago. Even hinted in a Whitt's End and on 105.3 The Fan that there were - seemingly out of nowhere - cracks in the foundation of the re ... More >>
Southwest Airlines announced this morning that it's living up to that old motto, offering nearly every single employee what CEO Gary Kelly calls an "early out" in the wake of a first-quarter net loss, the Dallas-based carrier's third straight decline. Southwest today announced a first-quarter '09 ne ... More >>
In light of the news that American International Group -- better known as AIG -- is doling out those "distasteful" but nonetheless delicious bonuses to its execs, the House Financial Services Subcommittee is meeting at this very moment to discuss AIG and "how it got into its current situation, why i ... More >>
The Associated Press caught up this week with Mark Duebner, the city's director of business development and procurement charged with finding enough nickels and dimes to balance a wobbly budget. The AP wanted to ask Duebner about one of his proposals: a fuel surcharge that would be added to tickets d ... More >>
Normally I can’t think of a meeting that would be fun to attend at 8 in the morning, but I must say this morning’s meeting of the executive committee of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit board was intriguing. The DART board’s been in a pickle this last month, ever since the DART staff informed t ... More >>
Whenever you get crap service on American Airlines, just remember, Gerard Arpey made $6.6 million -- this week. Gerard Arpey, boss man over at American Airlines, got $5.4 million last year -- and, oh, another bonus worth $6.6 million this week. So reports the Associated Press today -- as well as a p ... More >>
Can we go back to that item below, in which we mentioned how much money Jerry Jones gave John McCain? Because in there, we kinda skipped over something that just may answer a question that's been nagging at us for days -- chiefly, just why did Gary Griffith cut that spot supporting Rudy Giuliani?
By now you know things are not all rainbows and unicorns and cotton candy at The Dallas Morning News. They're "reshaping the newsroom," ya know, getting ready to fire somewhere between 50-100 (or more) newsroom employees in the coming days...sorry, they're getting ready to offer them buyouts, my bad ... More >>
Below the Belt shows the cutthroat side of business
New bistro to open in Deep Ellum
Falling sales and claims of sexist, insular management plague Plano-based J.C. Penney. Can a woman -- from Wal-Mart of all places -- turn the troubled chain around?
UTA's deposed Ryan Amacher pulls his golden ripcord