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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Sam MertenSo 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 >>
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 >>
Kelcy Warren, proof that a UT-Arlington graduate can make the Forbes 400I'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 >>
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.