Last night the Dallas school board passed into law a merit pay system for teachers in the biggest victory yet for school reformers and for Superintendent Mike Miles. We probably are about to find ourselves under the national microscope as media and academics from everywhere come here to hover. The ... More >>
Flickr user: protofluxSo leave it to me. Here it is Sunday night. I'm sitting on the porch handing out Halloween candy and trying to be nice. But I am gnashing my teeth. On Saturday The Dallas Morning News published a story about Halloween in my neighborhood. Much mention was also made of the new ... More >>
Hodge landed herself quite a deal.The indictment against Terri Hodge has always looked much more damning than the evidence facing the rest of the gang involved in the City Hall corruption case, and it turns out that, well, it's all true. Hodge admitted as much in her factual résumé, which s ... More >>
DISD trustee Edwin FloresThe Dallas Morning News op-ed page always bends over backward to give both sides their say. If somebody turns in an opinion piece saying babies should not be cut into chunks and eaten, they'll hunt around all week until they find someone else to write the opposing view. ... More >>
Late Monday, Brooks Love and I had a brief chat about Dallas Friends of Public Education, the political action committee set to make its bow this morning with a 10:30 press conference at Dallas Independent School District HQ. (DFPE's Web site made its debut yesterday.) You know Love, right? Forme ... More >>
The Dallas Women's Foundation today released a study that says, in short, "Women in the Dallas-Fort Worth region are more likely to live in poverty, less likely to own a home, more likely to earn less and less likely to get as far in their careers with equal education than their male peers." The 34- ... More >>
Of all the campaign literature piling up on our mail table at home, the most surprising piece came in a couple days ago from TrinityVote, the folks who want a referendum next fall to take the proposed toll road out of the river park downtown. It wasn’t the top but the bottom that got me. By now, ... More >>
With Dems likes these, who needs the GOP?
Right, but not quite right, Dallas County Judge Margaret Keliher is reforming county government while infuriating her Republican colleagues
South Dallas' history is in danger of being demolished, so why are so few protecting it?
Margaret Keliher hopes people won't know what office she's really running for
How does Virginia McGuire make a profit in the nonprofit business of creating affordable housing? Simple. She pays her husband.
An anti-fur protester claims her rights are violated by a too restrictive probation
A GOP state redistricting plan targets a longtime Democrat and others
A fight over public housing pits working-class East Dallas homeowners against their poorer neighbors in a battle tainted by claims of racism
Paging Mr. Gerry Mander:
How come the Dallas schools can't find him?
Everybody's talking about a takeover at DISD, but nobody wants to do anything about it
Albertson's wants to build in East Dallas, and it's not about to let future customers get in the way
Texas' Log Cabin Republicans find themselves the ultimate outsiders--vilified by both the GOP and fellow gays