What a difference a Williams makes. This morning -- on the day Dallas school trustees are supposed to decide whether to pull the rug from under reform Superintendent Mike Miles -- I looked at two sets of reports on the school district, one from Don Williams, the retired real estate executive who wan ... More >>
Three prominent Dallas business leaders have written a caustic public letter to Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles, taking him to task generally for not conferring with them personally on school reform and specifically for threatening the job of a particular high school principal popular in South ... More >>
Speaking of the Dallas Independent School District and grant money ...I was poking around the briefing agenda for this week's meeting of the board of trustees and noticed this intriguing item: NASA -- yes, that NASA, not this NASA -- is giving the DISD, via the Foundation for Community Empowermen ... More >>
Sam MertenState Sen. Royce West and friendsFormer Dallas Observer ace reporter (and sometime-Unfair Park contributor) Matt Pulle has a great piece up today on the Texas Watchdog Web site revealing that in 2008 alone, state Sen. Royce West's 10-person law firm billed the City of Dallas, Dallas Area R ... More >>
If the Morning News considers itself the "conscience" of southern Dallas, it has a lot of explaining to do.
Local pols back off a master plan that would have put the squeeze on a major southern Dallas development
Last month, while working on this profile of Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Michael Hinojosa, I met DISD board of trustees president Jack Lowe for coffee at the La Madeline by SMU. Lowe, as you may recall, said upon the revelation of the district's initial $64-million budget shor ... More >>
DISD trustees may try to cancel next year's school board election to preserve the status quo and the superintendent
Look, let me take one specific portion of the D special issue about the Dallas Independent School District that came out this week and use it to explain why I don’t think much of this stuff is worth reading. This was a sidebar under the byline of our former colleague, Mark Stuertz, who was fam ... More >>
Wait a minute...There's democracy in Dallas?
Central Dallas Ministries helps the poor find their own bootstraps
Knowing where crime happens is enough to do something about it
With some help from his friends, Don Williams intends to save South Dallas one block at a time
In a Lancaster gym, Greg Hatley is raising boxing champions, but the best fighter he ever saw isn't among them
A socially conscious collection of bookworms look for more than words