Southwest Airlines co-founder Herb Kelleher and a gaggle of other titans, from former U.S. Spec Ops commanders to Sam Gilliland, chief executive officer of Dallas-based Sabre Holdings, reject outright the idea that we can drill our way to energy independence. In an Energy Security Leadership Council ... More >>
One week ago today the Dallas City Council made good on its promise to rename a small stretch of Cedar Springs -- from Mockingbird to Contrail Lane, which is the street just before Love Field's parking garages -- to Herb Kelleher Way, so named, of course, for the founder of Southwest Airlines. A ... More >>
Southwest AirlinesSpeaking of changes at Love Field ...Mayor Tom Leppert -- along with council members Delia Jasso and Linda Koop -- yesterday sent a memo to City Manager Mary Suhm proposing that the city change the name of a section of Cedar Springs Road to Herb Kelleher Way. In honor of the co- ... 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 >>
As many Friends know, Tim Wagner is the spokesman for American Airlines. He's also a frequent contributor to Unfair Park's comments -- especially, oh, when it comes to items concerning American Airlines, which are more and more frequent during these troubled times in the airline industry. To that en ... More >>
Following Herb Kelleher's stand-up act in front of rhe House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure a few days back, The Onion today serves up a "news" story that's so not funny I initially thought it was a news story: "Southwest Airlines Now Taking Passengers To Destinations By Shuttle Bus. ... More >>
Over at the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure's Web site, you'll find the best nine-hour film this side of, um, Shoah? (Sorry, first one that came to mind.) It's the entirety of yesterday's hearing -- Critical Lapses in FAA Safety Oversight of Airlines: Abuses of Regulatory "Partn ... More >>
A Trinity River vote, the return of the Citizens Council, a corruption case at City Hall. Buzz is confused. Was this 2007 or 1997?
The future of Love Field--well, the Wright Amendment, anyway--will be discussed in D.C. on Wednesday. On Wednesday, the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure will meet to discuss "Reforming the Wright Amendment." (Actually, it's the Subcommitee on Aviation hosting the hearing tha ... More >>
I just returned from Marathon, where I was a finalist judge at the 2nd Cowboy Chili Cook Off hosted by the Chili Appreciation Society International and sponsored in part by the Gage Hotel. Most of the chilies were good, yet surprisingly the most common weakness in the least striking bowls of red was ... More >>
Depending on this FBI probe, Miller gets either her wings or the boot
Federal court records reveal the connection between city council ethics and dry-humping
The Lipscomb trial took us where the News don't shine
Sixties social theory meets the building trade at Dallas contractor TDIndustries -- and it works
It's a scary world out there, but someone's gotta keep it under control. Jim Schutze uncovers the secret agony of the Dallas Citizens Council.
John Wiley Price, the man who once toted a bullhorn in protests outside Mayor Ron Kirk's home, learns that it helps to have friends in high places
How little Legend Airlines beat mammoth American at its own game
For city Councilman Al Lipscomb, taking handouts from power brokers has become a way of life. Is there a problem?