Harryette Ehrhardt

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    DISD OKs Merit Pay, but a Debate on Contracts Hints at a Long Road for Reform

    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 >>

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    November 1, 2010

    All These Years Later, Swiss Avenue Still Haunted by Ghosts of Halloweens Past

    Flickr user: protoflux​So 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 >>

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    February 3, 2010

    Hodge Admits to Receiving More Than $30,000 From Potashniks, Using Campaign Contributions For "Personal Benefit"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    So You're Saying the Only Person The Dallas News Could Find to Support the DISD Board's Incumbents Was an Incumbent? Yeesh.

    DISD trustee Edwin Flores​The 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 >>

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    September 1, 2009

    This Morning at DISD HQ, the Debut of the Dallas Friends of Public Education PAC

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2008

    Dallas Women's Foundation is "Troubled" By Results of Latest Study

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2007

    Well, Wouldya Lookit Who Wants a Vote on the Trinity River Toll Road

    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 >>

  • News

    August 31, 2006

    Party Poop

    With Dems likes these, who needs the GOP?

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    October 20, 2005

    The Lone Ranger

    Right, but not quite right, Dallas County Judge Margaret Keliher is reforming county government while infuriating her Republican colleagues

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    June 9, 2005

    This Teardown Town

    South Dallas' history is in danger of being demolished, so why are so few protecting it?

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    May 9, 2002

    Judge Fudge

    Margaret Keliher hopes people won't know what office she's really running for

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    April 25, 2002

    Sweetheart Deal

    How does Virginia McGuire make a profit in the nonprofit business of creating affordable housing? Simple. She pays her husband.

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    August 23, 2001

    Gag Order

    An anti-fur protester claims her rights are violated by a too restrictive probation

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    August 16, 2001

    Over the Line

    A GOP state redistricting plan targets a longtime Democrat and others

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    March 29, 2001

    Houses Divided

    A fight over public housing pits working-class East Dallas homeowners against their poorer neighbors in a battle tainted by claims of racism

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    February 22, 2001


    Paging Mr. Gerry Mander:

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    June 22, 2000

    One honest man

    How come the Dallas schools can't find him?

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    March 11, 1999

    Gutless coup

    Everybody's talking about a takeover at DISD, but nobody wants to do anything about it

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    November 19, 1998

    It's your store (like it or not)

    Albertson's wants to build in East Dallas, and it's not about to let future customers get in the way

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    September 3, 1998

    GOP to gays: Butt out

    Texas' Log Cabin Republicans find themselves the ultimate outsiders--vilified by both the GOP and fellow gays