Alternative elementary schools used for discipline are a "pipeline to prison" and a drain on Dallas Independent School District's budget that should be closed, a group of DISD parents and activists said today.
Alternative school opponents waded across the unkempt lawn at NW Harllee Elementary schoo ... More >>
Photo by Danny HurleyPaul Quinn College President Michael J. Sorrell at the flow-control protest before the council's vote last monthNew Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings is in for the first serious grassroots challenge to his leadership -- a march on City Hall announced today by a broad-based coalition ... More >>
The Rev. Zan HolmesBack in June, some two dozen educators, religious leaders and activists -- among them The Rev. Zan Holmes, John Fullinwider, Frederick Haynes III, Diane Ragsdale and Beverly Mitchell-Brooks -- urged the Dallas Independent School District board of trustees to appoint former DISD ... More >>
Looking to keep your holiday week festive?Then look no further than tomorrow night's wingding at the Kirkwood Temple CME Church -- to our knowledge, the first real "community" event in support of embattled Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, who, of course, is under FBI investigation for ... More >>
Via.City Hall was kind enough yesterday to pass along a recording of Monday's meeting of the city's Transportation and Environment Committee meeting. That's the meeting during which DART board member Jerry Christian told council member Jerry Allen he was no longer associated with the litigation a ... More >>
Jerry ChristianThe council's Transportation and Environment Committee is being briefed on streetcar funding at this very moment. We'll get back to that shortly. But a little while ago, the committee was interviewing Dallas Area Rapid Transit board nominees, among them Jerry Christian Sr., who's a ... More >>
If you click to embiggen the image at right you'll note it's an invite to a beer-and-wine "launch party" at the Preston Forest Whole Foods scheduled for tomorrow; it arrived this morning with the header "It's the end of Prohibition at Preston Forest's Whole Foods Market." Soon as it landed ... More >>
Three weeks ago I did a smack-down on Tim Rogers, the editor of D, after he was the subject of a bad front-page story in The Dallas Morning News. The story was about phone calls Rogers made to the media relations department of the school district to get his kid into a special pre-K program.
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Swear, this is the last item about the wet-dry legal fight you'll read here for the rest of the year. (Maybe.)But yesterday, reps from the City Attorney's Office, the attorneys fighting to overturn the results of the November 2 election allowing for the citywide sale of beer and wine and the pres ... More >>
Yesterday in Dallas County District Court, attorney Andy Siegel -- who, from the very beginning, has contested the citywide off-premise sale of beer and wine -- filed an amended version of his November complaint. It reads much the same (he says city called election without enough valid signatures ... More >>
Last week, just as city officials were heading out the door for their extended, city manager-ordered vacation, Assistant City Attorney Charles Estee filed The City's Official Response to that suit contesting the vote that paved the way for the off-premise sale of beer and wine citywide. It's brie ... More >>
Jesse HugheyYou knew it was coming. And now, it's here: the lawsuit against the city of Dallas that Andy Siegel vowed to file by week's end in which he asks the court to void the results of last week's vote to allow the off-premise sale of wine and beer citywide. It was filed today in Dallas Coun ... More >>
Sam MertenCaraway pointed to a map showing all of the churches in his district. Davis twice felt it necessary to tell the audience: "I have the same map."Citing the April 26 murder of longtime Dallas Morning News delivery driver Robert Lawrence in South Oak Cliff, Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway ... More >>
Hey, Don Hill, how many weekdays left till your trial starts, anyway?And the press releases keep coming from the Don Hill camp: Only a few days after inviting us to a Sunday-eve prayer vigil for Don Hill and Sheila Farrington in advance of Monday's start date in the City Hall corruption case, Ken Ca ... More >>