Hollis Brashear

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    September 22, 2011

    Tennell Atkins, Dwaine Caraway Demand Four African-American Seats Stay On City Council

    Photo by Anna MerlanCaraway and Atkins at this morning's press conference​Did you wake up this morning wondering what all the arguing's going to be about at Saturday's redistricting forum with Mayor Mike Rawlings and the city council members? Wonder no longer! At a City Hall press conference just ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    So Much For Transparency: Garcia Held Private Meetings Before Redistricting Map Hit Council

    Domingo Garcia, a week before he called his closed-door meetings with the Redistricting Commission​This morning, the city council got its first formal look at the just-completed redistricting map proposal, Plan 16d, presented by redistricting chair Ruth Morgan and vice chair Billy Ratcliff. And du ... More >>

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    August 11, 2011

    Meet the Man Who Will (Probably) Draw the New Dallas City Council District Boundaries

    Image via"Gerrymandering damages communities," says Bill Betzen.​We know you're sick of hearing about this, but bear with us: Dallas is, like, thisclose to getting some shiny, newly redrawn, possibly less-gerrymandered city council districts. The Redistricting Commission sat through a ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    Dwaine Caraway Speaks at Longest Redistricting Commission Meeting Ever & Other Highlights

    The end is near ... sort of. The city's Redistricting Commission is inching towards putting together a city map it can forward on to the city council, and everyone -- the public and commissioners alike -- is trying to get in a parting shot before then. Last night's meeting was a marathon ... More >>

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    March 30, 2009

    Carla Ranger Doesn't Trust the DISD Trustees to Fill a Vacant Seat in "the Public Interest"

    Dallas Independent School District school board trustee Carla Ranger returned from the superintendent's weekend "retreat" to post the rules concerning how the board fills a trustee's seat (i.e., special election or appointment) should he or she leave before a term is up. Among the procedures: "If le ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008
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    July 13, 2006

    Old School

    DISD trustee Ron Price does everything you expect from a politician. These days that's a problem.

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    April 21, 2005

    Sinner or Saint

    Plus: Don't Call Us and Family Reunion

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    August 5, 2004

    It Hits the Fan

    Plus:; Whats in a Name

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    May 22, 2003

    Cops on Campus

    Forget detention. DISD means business with its new beefed-up police forcebad business, say some employees.

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    June 27, 2002

    Run, Betty, Run

    Culbreath-Lister vying for spot on school board

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    September 6, 2001


    Ganging Up, Parrott Uncaged

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    August 16, 2001

    Divided She Stands

    Is controversial DISD trustee Lois Parrott a champion of the little guy, or the bitter core of the board's infamous civil wars?

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    May 24, 2001

    Separate and Unequal

    In a school district that still sees the city in terms of black and white, Hispanics say their children are robbed of a fair share

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    February 22, 2001

    For God and Country

    For a South Oak Cliff church considered a model for mixing faith and government, the line between church and state is thin indeeda

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    August 24, 2000


    SEEDless in DISD

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    May 25, 2000


    The problems at Silberstein Elementary--too few bilingual teachers, a PTA divided, tensions between black administrators and Hispanic parents--are a microcosm of the issues DISD faces districtwide

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    March 23, 2000

    Planting SEEDs of hope

    An innovative math program recalculates which students will succeed and which will fail at DISD

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    January 27, 2000

    No class

    New York-based Edison Schools flunked out with trying to privatize Sherman's public schools. Why should things be any different in Dallas?

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    December 30, 1999

    The legal commode

    Dallas school board follows ancient legal principle of

    nolo brainero

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    December 30, 1999

    A clockwork Buzz

    1999, the year Bill Rojas brought panic and paranoia to DISD. But was there any other good news? Buzz takes a look back.

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    November 18, 1999

    Da thug

    Rojas proves he'll slap around board members to get what he wants -- an Edison deal

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    June 17, 1999

    No respect

    DISD trustee Se-Gwen Tyler explains why she cast her controversial vote for an Anglo board president

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    May 6, 1999

    Pig in a poke

    The DISD board doesn't do its homework before offering San Franciscan Bill Rojas the top job

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    July 30, 1998

    The "Doctor" Is In

    School board candidate Richard Evans has a checkered past, a mail-order degree, and a confrontational manner. But many city leaders think he's the best man for the job.

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    May 21, 1998
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    May 14, 1998
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    March 26, 1998
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    March 19, 1998

    Rambo Justice

    Are bad-boy lawyers Bill Brewer and John Bickel building a bridge to Dallas' minority communities, or trying to sell them one?

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    March 12, 1998

    Bored to cheers

    DISD board president Hollis Brashear is not an exciting guy. That's why I like him.

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    January 15, 1998

    Cancel that

    An about-face over release of the Peavy Tapes puts DISD trustees opposite Sandy Kress

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    January 1, 1998
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    December 11, 1997

    The Right Honorable Don Venable

    As the new trustee takes his seat on the school board, he comes out slashing

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    November 27, 1997

    Bad boys

    The voters could care less. But someone's gotta win the runoff for the last lowly DISD board seat

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    September 18, 1997

    Cat Eyes' last meow

    Yvonne Gonzalez calls it quits after her darkest hour in that tear-jerkin', mind-bendin' DISD

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    September 11, 1997

    See Yvonne. See Yvonne run. See Yvonne run from the truth.

    She's the toughest superintendent DISD has ever had. But Yvonne Gonzalez's administration has already developed a dangerous tendency for bulldozing the facts.

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    August 21, 1997

    Impulse buying

    A proposal to turn a church into classrooms raises a choir of critics

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    June 12, 1997
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    May 15, 1997

    Follow the Money

    Don't let accusations of overtime fraud by low-level employees distract you. The real money disappears from the Dallas Independent School District through sleazy contracts awarded by top administrators.

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    March 6, 1997

    Chaos theory

    A politically dysfunctional DISD board heads into a May election that's looking so scary, few voters or contributors want to go near it

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    January 30, 1997

    Bully power

    Learning that rabble rules at Dallas school board meetings

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    January 23, 1997

    'It's all a matter of power.'

    When Sandy Kress was school board president, he and Dan Peavy held private discussions on how to limit the influence of black school board members. Their conversations were captured on the Peavy Tapes, which Kress has fought hard to keep secret. Now, U.S.

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    June 27, 1996

    Leave it to Keever

    DISD's new leader has ambition and ideas--if anybody'd let him finish a meeting

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    March 14, 1996

    The Truth About Townview (Part I)

    How John Wiley Price and Chad Woolery have made students pawns in Dallas' racial politics

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    November 9, 1995

    Kress and the merry morons

    Dallas' political rabble takes after minority students' best friend