Photo by Danny HurleyPaul Quinn College President Michael J. Sorrell at the flow-control protest before the council's vote last monthNew Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings is in for the first serious grassroots challenge to his leadership -- a march on City Hall announced today by a broad-based coalition ... More >>
Yesterday's "Justice for John" event at the St. Luke "Community" United Methodist Church was all kinds of things: a rally in support of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, who entered to chants of "John! John! John!" before taking his seat near the back; a fund-raiser for his legal defen ... More >>
Photo by Brantley HargroveAt Kirkwood Temple C.M.E. Church last night, 120 or so congregants petitioned an Ecclesiastical Court on behalf of a decidedly earthly cause: that of embattledDallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, the target of a sweeping FBI probe. Matrons fanned themselves ... More >>
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Been trying to reach council member Jerry Allen ever since yesterday; no luck so far. But we know where he'll be at 3 today: in the Flag Room at Dallas City Hall, standing beside Dr. Frederick Haynes and Rev. Gerald Britt at an anti-payday lender press conference on behalf of the Anti-Poverty Coa ... More >>
Photo by Sam MertenTom Leppert, Ron Natinsky and Dwaine CarawayThe probability that Mayor Tom Leppert finishes his term before launching a U.S. Senate campaign is about the same as Jerry Jones relinquishing his role as general manager. In other words, it ain't happening. Clearly, Leppert want ... More >>
Photos by Sam MertenDallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins accused Republican challenger Danny Clancy of lying and attempting to be the next Henry Wade at a debate last night at Friendship-West Baptist Church in South Dallas, where Watkins and his family attend church. While Watkins cl ... More >>
Friendship-West's Dr. Frederick Haynes, a longtime Leppert ally, spoke in favor of a tax hike: "We cannot ride first class without paying for it."Hey y'all. I rode the elevator up to City Council Chambers this morning with Carolyn Davis, who is doing this whole Jackie O thing in a fun-collared ... More >>
Patrick MichelsDallas City Attorney Tom PerkinsA couple of weeks back we mentioned that Texas Fifth District Court of Appeals Justice Elizabeth Lang-Miers ordered the city of Dallas to respond by no later than July 19 to attorney Andy Siegel's writ of mandamus in which he claims, among other thi ... More >>
Flickr user: Robert HruzekOur weekly rock-and-roll-and send-off will have to wait till tomorrow morning, as, at long last, Andy Siegel has filed that long-promised writ of mandamus in which he contends that the organization formerly known as Progress Dallas didn't get enough valid signatures to c ... More >>
Betty CulbreathOne week ago today, Shawn Williams at Dallas South News broke the news that council member Vonciel Jones Hill sent Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway a memo telling him to stay the hell out of her district, which would be District 5. Caraway, chairman of the council's Public Safety Commi ... More >>
It may not be election time, but tonight at 7, two politicians will duke it out at Friendship-West Baptist Church: In this corner ... Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins. And in this corner ... Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price -- well, maybe as the commish has been extended a ... More >>
Hey, Don Hill, how many weekdays left till your trial starts, anyway?And the press releases keep coming from the Don Hill camp: Only a few days after inviting us to a Sunday-eve prayer vigil for Don Hill and Sheila Farrington in advance of Monday's start date in the City Hall corruption case, Ken Ca ... More >>
Hey, Don Hill, who just joined your legal defense team? You don't say.Earlier this afternoon, Ken Carter at Focus Communications sent along an invite to a Sunday-night prayer vigil in front of the Earle Cabell Federal Building and Courthouse -- where, so happens, one week from today former Dallas Ma ... More >>
Sam MertenA crowd of approximately 75 Vote No'ers gathered in front of City Hall this afternoon in support of Mayor Tom Leppert and the convention center hotel; among them were Dr. Frederick Haynes of Friendship-West Baptist Church, former council member Ed Oakley, county commissioner John Wiley Pri ... More >>
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