Herb Kelleher

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Southwest Airlines' Herb Kelleher: Energy Independence, As You Understand It, Is A Myth

    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 >>

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    June 15, 2011

    "Who the Hell is Herb Kelleher?"

    ​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 >>

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    February 17, 2011

    Fly Southwest, Drive Herb Kelleher: Mayor Submits Street Name for "Texas Legend"

    Southwest Airlines​Speaking 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 >>

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    November 5, 2010

    Mayor's Now a "Distinguished Business Leader"

    Sam Merten​So 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 >>

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    May 22, 2008

    AA's Tim Wagner Will Now Answer Your Questions and Concerns. Be Nice.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2008

    Introducing, Ahem, Southwest Airlines' Newest Symbol of Freedom

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2008

    Herb Kelleher Had Himself a Good Ol' Time In Front of Congress

    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 >>

  • News

    January 3, 2008

    Dallas Flashes Back to 1997

    A Trinity River vote, the return of the Citizens Council, a corruption case at City Hall. Buzz is confused. Was this 2007 or 1997?

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2006

    The Wright Flight Flies into D.C.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2006

    Chill Out

    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 >>

  • News

    December 1, 2005

    Angel Mayor

    Depending on this FBI probe, Miller gets either her wings or the boot

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    October 14, 2004
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    March 2, 2000

    Sex, drugs, and city council

    Federal court records reveal the connection between city council ethics and dry-humping

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    February 3, 2000

    To the rotten core

    The Lipscomb trial took us where the News don't shine

  • News

    January 28, 1999

    Hardhat utopia

    Sixties social theory meets the building trade at Dallas contractor TDIndustries -- and it works

  • News

    November 5, 1998

    Peep-hole power

    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.

  • News

    June 18, 1998

    Mr. Mellow

    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

  • News

    October 16, 1997

    The (W)right to Fly

    How little Legend Airlines beat mammoth American at its own game

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    May 30, 1996


    For city Councilman Al Lipscomb, taking handouts from power brokers has become a way of life. Is there a problem?

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    May 23, 1996