The Morning News slimed the developer who exposed City Hall corruption and threw its support behind a rival.
Ross Perot Jr.We've known since June 30 -- days after FBI agents raided the homes and offices of John Wiley Price and Kathy Nealy, among others -- that the feds had also paid a visit to Ross Perot Jr.'s Hillwood HQ. As Haynes and Boone's Barry McNeil told The News: "The FBI has served subpoenas t ... More >>
Jason Villalba, a Haynes & Boone attorney, is the new Dallas County GOP vice-chairAnderson Cooper, for one, will be disappointed, but Debbie Georgatos is no longer part of the Republican Party's local leadership team. The avant-garde filmmaker and would-be Beat poet has resigned her post "as ... More >>
Many good Friends of Unfair Park have forwarded me the clip you see above, which District 103's state rep, Rafael Anchía, posted to YouTube last night. In it, the Haynes and Boone attorney and former Dallas ISD school board trustee argues against the passage of Carrollton state Rep. Burt Solomons's ... More >>
A lengthy federal suit filed this morning by the national advocacy group Children's Rights says Gov. Rick Perry and other state officials have neglected their legal responsibility to the children in state care, and violated their constitutional rights, by "failing to either return them safely to ... More >>
Courtesy Haynes and Boone, LLPJason Villalba, chair of the Dallas Chapter of the Republican National Hispanic AssemblyIn case you haven't seen the updates to Friday's item about tomorrow's mayoral debate at Thomas Jefferson High School, Dallas Chapter of the Republican National Hispanic Assem ... More >>
Left: Rob Ashfield, a native-born Englishman with season tickets to the LFC. At right: Tony Godfrey of Burleson.Or perhaps not.When last we left this saga we were told that 'round about 8 a.m. this morning, 160th District Court Judge Jim Jordan would rule on that temporary restraining order Tom H ... More >>
Remember when I said you'd never see this picture again? Apparently, I was wrong.Right about now, Mayor Tom Leppert, council member Ron Natinsky, state Rep. Rafael Anchia, Office of Economic Development head Karl Zavikovsky and a few other folks on the Dallas trade mission to Europe are probably ... More >>
Elm PlaceElm Place's closure, announced this morning, comes as no surprise: A section of George Dahl's 52-story office tower, at Elm and Akard Streets, fell into foreclosure in the early part of '09, and the former First National Bank of Dallas and Bank of America building been shedding tenants f ... More >>
Patrick MichelsAs you're no doubt aware by now, the City Plan Commission yesterday voted unanimously to change the name of South Central Expressway downtown, between Pacific and Grand Avenues, to César Chávez Boulevard (not Parkway, as originally proposed). The council will now get to vote on t ... More >>
When Pulle wrote his obituary for Victory Park in January, Ross Perot Jr. and Hillwood execs refused to talk to him about the fate of the taxpayer-subsidized development crumbling around the American Airlines Center. Instead, all he got was a statement, which read, in part, "As we look to the future ... More >>
Blame it on a bad economy, a bad idea or both. Ross Perot Jr.'s glitzy downtown district is in big trouble
Barry McNeil of Haynes and Boone For six years, Barry McNeil, a partner at Haynes and Boone, has been trying to spring two Mexican nationals from a Panhandle prison, where they've been incarcerated for life for a murder they didn't commit. And, yesterday, the Dallas litigator, working with two other ... More >>
Perhaps the translation's slightly off, but it seems Dallas Rep. Rafael Anchía has given us a sneak peek into his future political plans. Today Radio Euskadi -- which is broadcast throughout Basque Country in Spain, where Anchía's family comes from -- ran an interview with the Haynes & Boone attor ... More >>
The missus and I just concluded a morning tour of the Northwest Dallas polling places, and so far, no drama -- or voters, for that matter. At 9:32, we were Nos. 53 and 54 at Leonides Cigarroa Elementary School on Webb Chapel Road and Walnut Hill Lane (our third polling place in three elections, come ... More >>
Do clothes make the lawyer? One Dallas judge thinks so.
Mary Ann Huey may be the Democrats' sacrificial lamb, but at least she's cheery about it
After ignoring a 1979 ordinance guaranteeing pay parity among firefighters and police officers, Dallas may owe as much as $150 million
Republican Bill Hill is running against Democrat Rick Reed for district attorney. Don't think you have a choice.
While Erica Sheppard sits on death row, penniless and convicted of a gruesome murder, her cadre of elite Dallas lawyers tries to prove that the justice system has gone fatally awry
A local housewife-songwriter claims country hunk Collin Raye stole her song
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.
City Manager John Ware ramrods a patched-together arena deal
A deadly accident in a pit at Texas Instruments sent lawyers and flacks scurrying, but the company's response may put it deeper in the hole
A youngster encounters tricky racial politics by challenging Kathlyn Gilliam
Their boss invested the retirement fund in real estate, and employees wound up with dirt
How a mythic Texas family won the gratitude of a dictator