Faithful America -- think Change.org for progressive Christians -- has spent the past several days promoting a petition on the site that calls on the United Methodist Church to go easy on the Reverend Bill McElvaney. McElvaney, 85, a retired pastor and professor emeritus at SMU, last month presided ... More >>
The United Methodist Church, much like the state of Texas, does not approve of gay marriage -- or, for that matter, of any divergence from the Adam & Eve model of human sexuality set down in Genesis. The UMC's official rulebook says that "sexual relations are affirmed only with the covenant of mono ... More >>
Right now, the land stretching south and east of The Arts District toward Deep Ellum is a sea of parking lots. We've known for a while now what's supposed to go there -- a humongous, six-building mixed-use development known as The Spire -- but news has been scarce since developers first announced th ... More >>
Photos by Anna MerlanCouncil members and others took their first tour of the City Performance Hall yesterday, beginning in the lobbyYesterday afternoon the Arts Culture and Libraries Committee took its quick tour of the construction site that will soon be the City Performance Hall, which they ... More >>
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I've already seen council member Ron Natinsky's for-mayor website -- though, at the moment, it's little more than an under-construction placeholder. But says here that on Thursday, he filed with the City Secretary's Office his official paperwork naming his campaign finance treasurer, which makes ... More >>
Local law enforcement agencies have scheduled two press conferences this week -- one at the Jack Evans this morning, another at the Kroger on Mockingbird at Greenville Wednesday. Long story short: DPD wants to get the word out two programs coming down your chimney at this, the most wonderful time ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsThe first truck of its kind, THOR is meant to be the Swiss Army knife of emergency preparedness vehicles. It'll roll out to an undisclosed location to coordinate police efforts during the Super Bowl. Fifteen years ago, the Pittsburgh Penguins had Jean-Claude Van Damme to k ... More >>
Patrick MichelsChief David Brown talks to press and police at DPD headquarters this afternoon.Just got back from Jack Evans Police Headquarters for Chief David Brown's press conference accompanying the release of dash-cam video in which several officers assaulted Andrew Collins on September 5th. ... More >>
It was just one month ago that Dallas Police Officer Jeffrey Thorn was arrested for an alleged sexual assault not far from DPD HQ in the Cedars. Today, the department sends word that yet another officer is behind bars: Isac De La Rosa, a 3-year veteran assigned to the Southwest Patrol Division, t ... More >>
Sammons Park, which, given today's announcement, may wind up looking as Nigel Young and Foster Partners intendedIt's been said time and time again: The oh-that's-where-it-is Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park is the least attractive -- and, certainly, the least-utilized -- part of the AT& ... More >>
Shooting starts January 26 on Code 58, the FOX series formerly known as Jack and Dan that will star, among others, Colin Hanks and Bradley Whitford. Unlike ABC's The Deep End, which premieres January 21 and turns Dallas into Los Angeles, this one will be very local. As in, per FOX's release this ... More >>
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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
Will he die in prison for the sins of the plantation?
Minutes of a power brokers' meeting show that Fort Worth is guilty of what it accuses Dallas of doing--breaking an agreement over D/FW airport
A fight over rezoning has some northeast Dallas homeowners talking recall
IRS drops the other shoe on former First Republic bankers
For city Councilman Al Lipscomb, taking handouts from power brokers has become a way of life. Is there a problem?