I'm trying to think if there is a way the latest news about Plano-based JC Penney could be any more depressing. I was already pretty depressed when I read about the billion dollars in 2012 losses on a four billion dollar drop in sales this morning, and that was before I got to the story about the Ma ... More >>
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 >>
State Representative Van Taylor, a real-estate investment banker from Plano, has introduced legislation that would settle, once and for all, who gets the last word on drilling under private property: That would be the Railroad Commission of Texas. The bill, filed Tuesday, would strip from Texas mun ... More >>
Tomorrow afternoon, Mark Cuban, Mayor Mike Rawlings, and Harvard Business School guru Clayton Christensen will walk into a room with a dozen other civic, academic, and business leaders for the sixth and final closed-door meeting of the 21st Century Commission to finalize their vision for the future ... More >>
News broke yesterday that Sol's Nieto Mexican Grill at Mockingbird and Abrams closed. Gubbins got the scoop from manager Blanca Perez: "The landlords refused to make any kind of deal with us, so there is nothing we can do. After 10 years, it's heart-breaking for us to go down this way." Landlords . ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsNew Dallas Opera General Director Keith Cerny takes questions at the Winspear Wednesday afternoon.Seems like it was just yesterday that the Dallas Opera announced they'd picked a new general director, Keith Cerny -- and then, there we were at the Winspear Opera House ... More >>
As Mayor Tom Leppert pushes for a convention center hotel, critics demand more details and less tax money. At least, those who haven't been silenced do.
Or, how Bill Blaydes locked up the Bastard of the Year award
Dallas' mayoral wannabes are all nice guys. Where's the fun in that?
Look out, evil Madison Avenue, these Jesus warriors have a battle plan for you
Without Robert Hoffman (and Doug Kenney and Henry Beard), there would have been no National Lampoon. That would have sucked. If you've read The Dallas Morning News this morning, you know Robert Hoffman died yesterday at 59 of acute myelogenous leukemia. His death received mention on the front page o ... More >>
Dallas' only daily finds itself losing a war for readers' eyeballs and the heart of its staff
My own "efficiency study" of City Hall
Karl Rove has masterminded all of Bush's political victories. Now he faces his toughest challenge: convincing you that the presidential front-runner owns his own soul
The Cold War over, defense giant Lockheed Martin mines another government program for profit -- the war on poverty
How a troupe of button-down Dallas lawyers breathed life into Jones vs. Clinton and found themselves the nation's most unlikely feminist heroes
Why no one is winning the battle of the baby superstores
Elected by no one, John Scovell and a clique of Dallas business leaders brought you DISD's most infamous cast of characters: Yvonne Gonzalez, Dan Peavy, Bill Keever, and Sandy Kress. Thanks a lot.
How a mythic Texas family won the gratitude of a dictator