I have been looking back at the federal corruption conviction that forced the late Al Lipscomb off the Dallas City Council in 2000. That conviction was set aside two years later by a conservative panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. We have lessons, people. Lessons. ... More >>
To keep his promise, Dallas' new mayor will have to distance himself from the city's political machine. Good luck with that.
I called John Crawford, president of Downtown Dallas Inc., on Monday morning, about something -- can't remember, not important. But in between my leaving a message and his calling back, I received a press release: TM Advertising, which moved from Irving into the Comerica Bank Tower at 1717 Main S ... More >>
Sam MertenWhat recession? As Harlan Crow told us right after the losing the election and more than $5 million: "I'll get over it before I get home."The spending gap between the two convention center hotel campaigns predictably didn't mimic the narrow margin at the polls, as Harlan Crow's $5.2 milli ... More >>
Yes, we're very excited David Lynch and Lauren Bacall are coming to AFI. But, c'mon, so's Ron Livingston. Yeeaaah. We just received the complete schedule for the inaugural AFI Dallas International film festival, which opens with a screening of Music Within at the Majestic Theater on March 22 and clo ... More >>
Meet the new 800-pound gorilla of Dallas film festivals
Deep Ellum Film Festival founder Michael Cain, with Jane Seymour, is merging his baby with the American Film Institute. It's a big deal--and a bad deal, say some folks who probably wish they'd thought of it first. For months now, it's been the worst-kept secret in the Dallas film community: The Deep ... More >>
How The Dallas Morning News spins the Trinity River project
Taxes go up, services come down, and the billionaires stay happy
Deep Ellum developer Lou Reese bilked a savings and loan, bled his creditors, and walked away from federal prision a rich man. Bragging about it was is one big mistake.
The News now co-owns the Mavericks, but at what price?
Jim Schutze unmasks the Orwellian Dallas Plan Inc.
Buzz remembers the year that might have been and proves that not only the winners write the history
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.
A Dallas archaeology buff is forced to the sidelines as the city's past makes way for the new arena
The City Plan Commission won't let Hillwood Development or city staff play them for saps
When Mark Aguirre left the Dallas Mavericks a decade ago, he became the fall guy for the team's decline. Now he's back, dealing with his ghosts and trying to help the franchise regain its former glory.
Did Ross Perot Jr. strike out when Tom Hicks bought the Rangers?
Frustrated, fed up, and ready to fight, Laura Miller trades muckraking for a run at City Hall
No, not The Dallas Morning News' arena coverage--but tax dollars being siphoned away for millionaires' pet projects
Ross Perot Jr. is pushing 40, and still trying to slip from his father's shadow. He's built Alliance Airport, bought the Mavericks, and is trying to ramrod a new arena. But he isn't a pit bull like his old man. That's where Frank Zaccanelli comes in.