The new library could reveal gems about oil and the Iraq War
Patrick Michels, our gas-drillin' expert, is presently at the Hunt Oil Building for that Woodall Rodgers Deck Park press conference -- which, turns out, is worth $9 million (no wonder Mayor Tom's Mayor Tom till tomorrow). So, then, I'll share with you a memo council member Angela Hunt sent to her ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsMayor Tom Leppert looks out at construction of The Park moments before stepping in for what may be his last big photo op as mayor.The Woodall Rogers Deck Park Foundation's still $17 million shy of its fund-raising target, but with construction well under way, the series o ... More >>
The pic from McCoy's twitter account, which recently retweeted Leppert's thoughts about DOMA.Tom Leppert has hired Shawn McCoy, the deputy communications director for the 2010 U.S. Senate campaign of Linda McMahon, whose website was designed by the same folks who are behind Leppert's. While i ... More >>
The latest view from the deck park construction camBefore taking that mandated four-day break, Mayor Tom's chief of staff, Chris Heinbaugh, sent to media a copy of the mayor's coming-week schedule. And, on February 24, was this note: "2:00 PM -- News Conference (Not what you think)." Meaning, of ... More >>
Windle TurleyBeen trying to get more info from the city concerning what, exactly, this just-handed-down ruling from the Fifth District Court of Appeals of Texas means. But, in short, it appears that a lengthy legal battle concerning a small slice o' street off Inwood Road and Walnut Hill Lane has ... More >>
Justin TerveenDowntown Dallas as it looked during last year's Earth HourSpeaking of our pal Justin ...Last year we enlisted him to shoot the city as it went dark for World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour. Only problem: Despite the lengthy list of buildings scheduled to join the 60-minute blackout, it ... More >>
The only thing worse than giving developers subsidies is a unions threat to stop the giveaways
Daniel Rodrigue Ray Hunt The New York Times today reveals that earlier this week, Harold W. Geisel, Acting Inspector General for the U.S. Department of State, sent several lawmakers a missive in which Geisel revealed his office is investigating just how Dallas's Ray Hunt and Hunt Oil Company scored ... More >>
Daniel Rodrigue Ray Hunt The Dallas Morning News' A1 story concerning a Congressional committee's investigation into the Hunt Oil Company's controversial deal with the regional Kurdistan government is a fine summary of yesterday's revelations. But The New York Times had Jim Landers outnumbered five ... More >>
The Dallas Center for Architecture -- no, really The Dallas chapter of the American Institute of Architects has announced the name of the architect chosen to design the interior of the Dallas Center for Architecture, scheduled to bow in September at 1909 Woodall Rodgers Freeway -- overlooking the th ... More >>
Ray Hunt, who's only following in his friend George's footsteps One week after George W. Bush said he didn't know nothin' 'bout no deal 'tween his buddy Ray Hunt and the Kurdistan Regional Government, which allows Hunt Oil Company to drill for oil over the Iraq, a Bush Administration official's tell ... More >>
Ray Hunt and the missus, who kinda know George and Laura Bush just a little, dig? Yesterday on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Dennis Kucinich demanded to know precisely how Dallas-based Hunt Oil Company got that deal to drill for oil in Iraq, which it signed a couple of weeks ago wi ... More >>
I just got back from the big annual luncheon put on by Trinity Commons Foundation, the private lobby group pushing for the toll road along the river, where the featured speaker was our mayor, Laura Miller. And...wow! She's upset. Miller devoted her whole speech to a finger-wagging attack on city cou ... More >>
Dallas, home to the George W. Bush think tank. Let's think about that.
Dallas oilman Jim Oberwetter, U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, has been keeping a low profile; a Lexis-Nexis search of U.S. newspapers and wire services for the last 90 days shows little mention of him. "That's probably a good thing," says Rachel Bronson, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Rela ... More >>
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In a tiny Middle Eastern country, government officials have accused Dallas oilman Ray Hunt's company of cheating them out of millions.
Hunt alliance gives weaker track developer big edge
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