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Gary Griffith

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    When City Unveils Its New Districts, It's Hoping to Avoid Mess Facing State and Dallas County

    Ruth Morgan​In case you hadn't heard, the state and county redistricting processes have already gotten a tad ... heated, let's say, what with all the threats of lawsuits and the temper tantrums. The city of Dallas's Redistricting Commission is trying to avoid the same fate on the local level: Its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2009

    Incidentally, All Are Invited to the CATOH Watching Party at Tucker on Ross

    Contrary to what's been reported elsewhere, the Citizens Against the Taxpayer-Owned Hotel party at Tucker on Ross Avenue is, in fact, open to the press and public. Matter of fact, not only is Merten on hand for the gathering, but so too are KXAS-Channel 5's Ken Kalthoff and Trey Garrison -- and, for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2008

    They're Not Free Tickets. Live Nation's Just Paying Back the City, Silly.

    No wonder that logo looks like it's shooting the city the bird. Doesn't take a conspiracy theorist to see where this is headed: The Dallas Morning News is reporting this afternoon that after an exhaustive review of documents and e-mail exchanges between city council members and Live Nation staffers, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2007

    Where You Can Find Rudy G. Tonight

    Because we'll never let this one go... A good Friend of Unfair Park sends this reminder: Speaking of getting all political in this piece, I'm sure you already know this anyway, but Rudy Giuliani is in town today for a presidential committee benefit at his pal Bob Sambol's steakhouse. The deal's $2,3 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2007

    No One Voted, But They Did Eat Cake...

    I spent a few minutes this morning talking to our old pal Zac Crain, who now says he can't believe he ever wanted to be mayor in a city where 71,000 people turned out to vote -- an "apocalyptic" figure, says the wanna-be candidate booted off the ballot. "I feel like I wasted a year, beating my head ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2007

    And the (Early) Winner Is...

    Matt Pulle's Our Man Downtown tonight with the results from early voting, which are as follows: Your early clubhouse leader is Tom Leppert, with 29 percent of the early vote (7,403 votes). Ed Oakley comes in at second, with 19 percent (4,957). Don Hill comes in third with 14 percent (3,583). Max We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2007

    What Do Darrell Jordan and Jennifer Gale Have in Common?

    I wrote earlier that the candidates who finished fifth or lower will have to pull rabbits out of their hat to make the runoff. I stand corrected: Even if they possess incredible magical abilities, the likes of which would make David Blaine bury himself under the sidewalk in a block of ice with envy, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2007

    Tomorrow's Forecast: Gloomy, with a Slight Chance of Disaster and Late-Evening Sunshine

    I have nothing but ambiguity, confusion and darkness to offer you, Friends of Unfair Park, on the eve of tomorrow’s mayoral election. There are no certainties, only wild cards. Here are just a few:

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2007

    Mayoral Candidates to Tear This Mother Down Tonight, Unless They're All For Historic Preservation

    Tonight you can go ask Ed Oakley about the 2,000 apartments he wants to tear down -- to stop the crime, of course. A note to all our Friends concerned about the future of Deep Ellum (and the rest of Dallas, for that matter): You should attend tonight’s Dallas Mayoral Leadership Forum, scheduled to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2007
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    May 4, 2007

    Don Hill Goes Down the River with Sam Coats and Angela Hunt. Say What?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2007

    Griffith Says "Cheese," Again, While Coats Gets Around

    Tom Leppert's got those scintillating ads that look more staged than the Mars landing (sorry, no Capricorn One fans in the room?). Gary Griffith's still saying "cheese" in order to scare voters to the polls, and the other mayoral candidates, well, they're not yet there with their TV spots -- that, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2007
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    April 27, 2007

    And Your Next Mayor Is...

    Either Gary Griffith is more popular than we think he is, or he has three interns who figured out how to cast 1,638 votes for him. The results of The Highly Unofficial Unfair Park Mayoral Poll are in, and the new mayor of Dallas is...Gary Griffith. Seriously? Yes, 6,723 of our Friends voted -- eithe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2007

    Get Polled

    Ed Oakley, Jim Schutze may not be a fan, but the Friends of Unfair Park like you just fine...so far. Just a reminder that the Highly Unofficial Unfair Park Mayoral Poll's up and running till 5 p.m. tomorrow. Thus far, it's been a fascinating 24 hours, with nearly 2,200 votes cast as of 8:50 this mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2007

    Tom Dunning Goes Both Ways

    Phil Romano, like several other prominent Dallasites, loves him some Giuliani -- which you can get on a sandwich at Eatzi's. Gary Griffith isn't the only local to throw his arms around Rudy Giuliani -- which he did again, by the way, in a campaign missive sent to would-be voters, in which Griffith o ... More >>

  • News

    April 19, 2007

    Don't You Wish Your Mayor Was Hot Like Me

    Dallas' mayoral wannabes are all nice guys. Where's the fun in that?

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2007

    Tom Hicks: He Brings People Together -- Like, Oh, Guys Named Rudy and Gary

    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?

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2007
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    April 13, 2007

    Matt Pulle Still Doesn't Give Jennifer Gale a Chance. That's a Shame.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2007

    Max Wells Is Old

    Hey, we didn't say it. The 73-year-old mayoral candidate does in his new TV spot that debuted yesterday. And since we're giving mayoral campaign ads plenty o' play here at Unfair Park, we figured we'd slap it up here, in the interest of equal time. God knows it's far better than Wells' previous host ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2007

    Re: What the Hell is Gary Griffith Thinking?

    No need to go Gary Griffith's Web site to see that nutty ad cry for help referred to below. We have it right here. And we're gonna watch it over and over and over and over... --Robert Wilonsky

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    April 12, 2007
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    April 6, 2007

    Mayoral Candidates Like to Ac-cent-thcu-ate the Positive. If Only We Could Vote For All of Them!

    That's right, Don Hill. You are No. 1 on our hit parade this week. Hey, pal, you earned the right. I have a bit of a confession: I really like the candidates running for Dallas mayor. If I were 60 years older, I might even like to play shuffleboard with some of them. Just about all of them are intel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2007

    Gary Griffith Has Friends. Allen Gwinn Probably Ain't Among 'Em.

    This was not paid for by the Friends of Gary Griffith. But it is a nice photo. Dallas city council member and mayoral candidate Gary Griffith has friends. Not surprising. Seems like a decent guy. Talked to him for a few pieces here and there, always called back promptly, always invited me over to th ... More >>

  • News

    April 5, 2007

    MYOB

    Too bad DISD isn't any of the mayor's business

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2007

    Wherein We Declare Don Hill the Current Frontrunner and Sam Coats...Wait, This Can't Be Right...Hip?

    We're not saying Matt Pulle has a man-crush on Sam Coats. We would never say it. Not outloud. Nope. Welcome to the second installment of Unfair Park's weekly round-up of the top eight mayoral candidates. We shuffled part of the list around a little bit, not so much because anything interesting happe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2007

    Wherein Gary Griffith Tries to Remind People He's Running for Mayor

    Gary Griffith says of Tom Leppert and Max Wells: They "simply miss the mark." Oh, no, he dint. Till now, Gary Griffith's mayoral campaign has been distinguished by his taste for cheese and his profound ability to fear-monger in the absence of idea-mongering. (Most recently, he's also come out for La ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2007

    The Elite Eight, or: Get Your Mayoral Brackets Ready!

    Edward Okpa: If you aren't gonna take him seriously as a mayoral candidate, then we will. Of course, look what happened to the last guy bestowed that particular honor. On Tuesday the Northwood Republican Women's Club hosted a mayoral debate at a Luby's on Hampton Road. OK, not so much. Actually, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2007

    Fear-Mongering Amongst the Mayoral Candidates. And Don Hill Has a Economic Plan. Didn't Say it Was a Good One.

    Say "cheese." Actually, could ya stop? Yeah, that would be swell. A few mayoral-race notes this a.m.: First, in this morning's in-box was a missive from a Friend of Unfair Park instructing me to look at Allen Gwinn's Web site, specifically yesterday's item titled "Mayor Candidate Gary Griffith: Trut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2007

    Griffith and Wells: Eww, Tube.

    By now, you've no doubt seen Gary Griffith's anti-cheese ad; wow, really going out on a limb there, hunh, coming out against drugs. (Why "ironically called cheese," incidentally?) If you haven't seen the ad, which Griffith's peeps posted to YouTube this morning, here it is: Silly, innit? But we h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2007

    Wherein Max Wells Calls Himself "Max Wells" and Ed Oakley Says He's Already the Mayor

    We love this photo of Max Wells, because it suggests Max Wells already believes he's mayor. Actually, Ed Oakley already has the job of pretend mayor. They made the WaMu Banker's Pen look like the cast of Lost. We're talking about the top-tier candidates for mayor, who last night gathered at a Dallas ... More >>

  • News

    December 21, 2006

    Mitchell Says No

    So what about the dogfight on the Trinity River Project?

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2006

    The Next Mayor of the City of Dallas Will Be...

    If this picture were at all legible, you could make out the four mayoral candidates gathered yesterday for small talk and lox yesterday at Temple Emanu-El. I wouldn't consider it an entirely wasted Sunday morning. There were free Einstein Bros. bagels, after all, and lox and cream cheese; hell, tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2006

    The Chosen People

    This sounds like just the thing to kick off your Sunday morning: having a nosh with Bill Blaydes, Gary Griffith, Darrell Jordan and Mitchell Rasansky. But all those announced and likely mayoral candidates will in fact be at Temple Emanu-El this very Sunday at 9 a.m. participating in a...what, round- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2006

    Crain: The Candidate of Pocket Change

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2006

    Gary Griffith Opens the Books. Has To, Really.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2006

    Darrell Jordan's Gonna Be Mayor

    At least, that's what Darrell Jordan and his people are saying this morning--probably said it yesterday and gonna say it tomorrow too, only they weren't issuing a press release touting his bulging campaign finance report as proof that he's the "leading candidate in the May 2007 Dallas mayoral electi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2006

    Fourteen Against One, or: Who'd Want That Lousy Gig, Anyway?

    Would you have rather looked at this for four more years or, oh, Darrell Jordan or Don Hill or Gary Griffith? Last time I watched Mayor Laura Miller in action was at a recent briefing on the bond issue (topic of my column in the current Dallas Observer). She and City Manager Mary Suhm had agreed tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2006

    The Bawl at City Hall

    Some final thoughts on yesterday's ForwardDallas! vote at City Hall...or, Where Was Laura? To that question, certainly the answer is she was tending to Wright Amendment negotiations, hashing out the final plan after hastily nixing her hastily called press conference. Yesterday evening, her absence f ... More >>

  • News

    May 4, 2006

    The B.S. Plan

    For the real plan, watch the vote on Timbercreek

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2006

    Jock Strapped

    On a clear, blue Thursday morning--which is to say, today--Dallas City Council member Gary Griffith announced his candidacy for mayor on the stone steps of Woodrow Wilson High School, where he was a student some 40 years ago. As he stood atop the podium, a life-sized poster of him as a teenage footb ... More >>

  • News

    July 7, 2005

    D'Angelo

    Is there a better symbol for City Hall?

  • News

    April 7, 2005

    Mayorzilla

    Inside the monster battle over strong mayor

  • News

    November 25, 2004

    The Envelope, Please

    The Great Schutzkin predicts strife and disagreement on the city council

  • News

    September 9, 2004

    Laff in the Dark

    For Dallas, for the city council, for now, this was good

  • News

    July 8, 2004

    Home Suh-weet Home

    Plus: Dispirited; Getting the Boot

  • News

    November 13, 2003

    Show Me the Lake!

    City Hall talks fast, hides lake up sleeve

  • News

    June 12, 2003

    Mayor TV

    Great on the toob, but no machine

  • News

    September 7, 2000

    Swing Vote

    Think all politics is local? In the 5th District, think again.

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