Barefoot SandersI seem to recall there was some discussion in October about West Dallasites famous enough to include in that parade of giant puppets scheduled to march across the Margaret Hunt Hill during opening-weekend festivities planned for early March -- ah, yes, there it is. So happens the ... More >>
Well, it was more of an e-mail from Jon Paul Buchmeyer -- a sort-of casual, friendly heads-up about his book Alphabet City: My So-Called Sitcom Life. The book tour-slash-traveling party begins, but of course, in Dallas on May 17 with a wingding at the Hotel Palomar. So, then, whatever is the book ... More >>
It did not take long for U.S. District Judge Jerry Buchmeyer to rule on the immediate fate of jailed DISD teacher Miguel Arango, who was indicted last month on charges he touched a 6-year-old girl's vagina in front of his class in October. Less than 24 hours after Arango and DISD attorneys met in hi ... More >>
Whilst browsing through some federal court documents this morning, we stumbled across a case filed on Wednesday: Miguel Arango v. Dallas Independent School District et al. Certainly, any cases involving the DISD intrigue us, even one as seemingly routine as a wrongful termination suit -- the kind fi ... More >>
Yesterday, the New York Daily News reported that George Dubya was rounding up "mega-donors"--"wealthy heiresses, Arab nations and captains of industry"--to pay for $250 million of the $500 million library and think tank the paper claims Bush wants at SMU. Well, this morning the Waco Tribune-Herald, ... More >>
Last year in the paper version of Unfair Park, we ran a piece about the nuttiest dispute--over the control of the local accordion market. No, seriously. Accordion teacher and performer Natasha Geddie accused Texas Accordion Association (and, later, National Accordion Association) founder Norman Seat ... More >>
Think a strong mayor is a good idea? See who agrees with you.
How does Virginia McGuire make a profit in the nonprofit business of creating affordable housing? Simple. She pays her husband.
By my count, somebody may be shorting Judge Buchmeyer 110 low-income houses in West Dallas
Forget talk of a settlement. Bachman Lake homeowners vow to fight their war against bare nipples to the bitter end.
A fight over public housing pits working-class East Dallas homeowners against their poorer neighbors in a battle tainted by claims of racism
Band-related paper cuts and other ironies.
Horace Caraker got what he wanted: jail time
Was it a conspiracy or city bungling that let Baby Dolls keep its license? Guess.
Eyes wide shut; Vigilante justice; Long live the queen; And more
The city's ordinance governing topless clubs is a joke. But Bachman Lake-area residents are determined to get rid of the clubs by any means necessary.
Ethnic Albanians seeking asylum are snared in a battle between the INS and a determined lawyer
The U.S. attorney general accuses WFAA of violating anti-wiretapping laws in the Peavy case
Horace Caraker doesn't belong in federal prison. But he likes it there, and he'll threaten a president if it means going back.
In East Dallas' Little Asia, a community blooms in fields of litter
Federal Judge John H. McBryde gets more than a slap on the wrist from his outraged brethren
North Dallas residents find that having a housing project for a neighbor isn't so bad
Are bad-boy lawyers Bill Brewer and John Bickel building a bridge to Dallas' minority communities, or trying to sell them one?
The Trinity River Plan's billion-dollar vision of levees, parks, and ponds has Mayor Ron Kirk--and most of Dallas--spellbound. But engineers warn it could lead to a flooding catastrophe and destroy the same poor neighborhoods it's designed to help.
Judge John Henry McBryde ruled his court like a minor despot, angering lawyers and fellow judges. Now they're lined up to depose him, and the Constitution be damned.
Case breaks new ground in protecting press rights
U.S. Attorney Paul Coggins loves feeding his name to the papers. But what's he done that's news?
A celebrity home tour of Dallas' rich, famous--and all too often tasteless--movers and fakers
Chris Luna's deceitful public-service career finally hits bottom
You don't take Rick Finlan and Don Venable seriously? That could be a mistake you live to regret.