H. Ross Perot

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    March 5, 2013

    Meet Texas' Six Newest Billionaires

    Yesterday, Forbes released the billionaires list, its annual parade of the ridiculously, absurdly super-rich. This year, the list stretches to some 1,426 names worth a combined $5.4 trillion. Texas claims a small if significant portion of that, counting 50 billionaires among its 26 million resident ... More >>

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    June 21, 2012

    Park Department Selling White Rock Lake Down the River

    The Highland Park White Rock Lake Carnival Cruise Ship story comes into tighter focus with each passing hour, and so far the real story looks a little worse with every new detail. Not to take the onus off the Parkies at all, but I've been getting strong indications that another major player in thi ... More >>

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    May 31, 2012

    FBI Agent Says John Wiley Price Stole and Laundered a Lot of Money

    The FBI dropped a bombshell in federal court today with an affidavit by Special Agent Donald Sherman as to why, exactly, law enforcement felt the need to seize more than $400,000 in cash (thick stacks of $100 bills) and other assets from Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price last year. In br ... More >>

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    April 15, 2011

    Mike Rawlings Clobbers Ron Natinsky and David Kunkle in Mayoral Fund-Raising Effort

    Photos by Sam MertenWe're guessing this was Rawlings's reaction when he received bills from his consultants.​Former TracyLocke CEO Mike Rawlings easily outpaced the field of mayoral candidates by raising a whopping $1.03 million -- nearly three times the combined haul of Ron Natinksy and David ... More >>

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    April 1, 2011

    Forthcoming, Maybe, to the Dallas International Film Festival: "A Musical Component"

    Stephen MaskerAnn-Margret picked up her Star Award at the Winspear Opera House last night.​Observer-er Gadi Elkon is one of the twosome behind Pearl Snap Discount, where this morning you'll find the most detailed blow-by-blow available from last nights's Dallas International Film Festival gala at ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011

    Ross Perot Tops Off Perot Museum of Nature and Science With Beam Signed By Ross Perot

    Photos by Patrick MichelsH. Ross Perot puts his John Hancock on the beam before it's raised atop the museum that otherwise bears his name already.​ With two years of construction and exhibit-building left before it opens its doors in Victory Park, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science got topped ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011
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    January 19, 2011

    Ebby Halliday Knows How to Turn 100

    Photos by Andrea GrimesEbby Halliday still has it, two months from her 100th birthday, which will be celebrated at the Meyerson Symphony Center on March 9.​Everybody who lives to be 100 years old should get a party in their honor at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. That should simply be a f ... More >>

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    November 5, 2010

    Mayor's Now a "Distinguished Business Leader"

    Sam Merten​So says the press release forwarded this morning by Mayor Tom Leppert's chief of staff, Chris Heinbaugh. It comes from the Dallas Chapter of the Texas Association of Business, which will honor Leppert with its annual Distinguished Business Leader Award early next year, at the 13th A ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    Finally, Someone Who Truly Values Their Observer Best of Dallas Awards: H. Ross Perot

    Well, well, well. I just found this interesting clip posted to YouTube this morning: H. Ross Perot giving some Dell Services associates a guided tour of his office -- specifically, the myriad pieces of memorabilia he keeps in the hallway outside his santuary. And on the wall, right next to his suit ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010

    Welcome to the Forbes 400, Darwin Deason!

    Kelcy Warren, proof that a UT-Arlington graduate can make the Forbes 400​I've been told: Everybody loves lists, especially this one -- Forbes' annual countdown of the richie-richiest 'Merkins, which contains more than its share of locals, as usual. Tops, through, is a Fort Worth resident who I'm p ... More >>

  • News

    December 25, 2008

    Port Whine: Delays on Inland Port Part of Familiar Pattern

    On a clear day, you can see why development in southern Dallas has been screwed forever

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    October 23, 2008

    Scenes from the Drilling Gallery

    The so-called Barnett Shale Gallery in the new Tom Hunt Energy Hall, from which they will not broadcast, sadly. After the jump, the world's longest press release, sent to media folks today following the unveiling of plans for the Tom Hunt Energy Hall at the Perot Museum of Nature & Science ... More >>

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    July 8, 2008

    Look Out, T. Boone's at the Dry-Erase Board With a Plan to Save America!

    You could just read about T. Boone Pickens' plan to ween U.S. off foreign oil, yawn, or you can hear the man hisself in a 10-minute video made for his Web site, where the Dallas billionaire and Swift Boat financier does his best H. Ross Perot and takes to the drawing board to break like the wind (an ... More >>

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    September 21, 2007

    You're a Rich Man, Harold Simmons

    Have you met our adoptive parents, Annette and Harold Simmons? They're very nice people. Mazel tov, Harold Simmons! Looks like you're still the richest man in Dallas -- and the 43rd richest person in the entire country. Yet again, Forbes has posted its list of the 400 wealthiest folks in the U.S. an ... More >>

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    May 16, 2007

    Wounded Soldier, Healing Warrior

    In 1967, Allen Clark received his first pair of artificial legs, after having them amputated following a mortar attack in Vietnam. Next month, Army veteran Allen B. Clark will celebrate the 40th anniversary of his “alive” date. On June 17, 1967, Clark was serving as a combat medic in a Special ... More >>

  • News

    July 13, 2006

    Swing Low

    So we heal the north-south rift by electing Colonel Sanders mayor?

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    May 11, 2006

    Double Decherd

    The Dallas Morning News owner sounded smart, so it had to be an impersonator

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    December 25, 2003

    In Harm's Way

    Changes to workers' comp law and city policy hit wounded police officers

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    April 10, 2003

    Mary's Scarlet Letter

    Poss needs to pony up details on her ethics finding

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    January 7, 1999

    Look back in confusion

    Buzz remembers the year that might have been and proves that not only the winners write the history

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    December 24, 1998

    Blowing smoke

    Denton residents like Parks and Delores Olmon want to know how a posse of city slickers managed to railroad plans for a lead-belching copper factory in their town

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    December 25, 1997

    LiL' Things, big problems

    Why no one is winning the battle of the baby superstores

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    July 3, 1997

    The son almost rises

    Ross Perot Jr. is pushing 40, and still trying to slip from his father's shadow. He's built Alliance Airport, bought the Mavericks, and is trying to ramrod a new arena. But he isn't a pit bull like his old man. That's where Frank Zaccanelli comes in.

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    March 9, 1995