Jim Oberwetter

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    If You Want to Run For Dallas ISD Board, And Want a PAC's Backing, Fill Out This Essay Test

    ​On May 12 of next year three Dallas Independent School District trustee spots will come up for grabs -- those presently held by Bernadette Nutall, Bruce Parrott and Edwin Flores. (And, depending on which rumors you choose to believe about possible doings on the Dallas County Commissioners Court ... More >>

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    June 14, 2011

    Everything You Need to Know About Thursday Morning's Mavericks Championship Parade

    Photo by Patrick MichelsMayor Dwaine Caraway points out the exact spot at City Hall Plaza where he and council members will enjoy his winning-bet stone crabs and cigars. Arthur and Archie are not invited.​In a moment we'll get to Patrick's account of what city officials had to say about Thursday m ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011

    So How Does the Business Community Feel About Hinojosa's Likely Departure For Georgia?

    Dallas Regional Chamber President and CEO Jim Oberwetter​Down below, Dallas Independent School District trustee Bruce Parrott says he wants to know "how does the business community feel" about Superintendent Michael Hinojosa's more-than-likely departure for the top job in Cobb County, Georgia. (T ... More >>

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    April 20, 2006

    House of Saud and Fog

    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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    January 4, 2001

    Dubya, We Knew You When...

    With a homeboy headed for the White House, a handful of his Dallas pals have hopes of making their mark on Washington

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    May 13, 1999

    The Nerd Behind the Throne

    Karl Rove has masterminded all of Bush's political victories. Now he faces his toughest challenge: convincing you that the presidential front-runner owns his own soul

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    July 23, 1998

    Raw deal

    If John Ware, Ray Hunt, and Bill Clements have their way, Dallas taxpayers may foot the bill for turning 2,200 acres of Kaufman County lakefront property into a golf course

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    November 20, 1997

    One Fine Mess

    Elected by no one, John Scovell and a clique of Dallas business leaders brought you DISD's most infamous cast of characters: Yvonne Gonzalez, Dan Peavy, Bill Keever, and Sandy Kress. Thanks a lot.

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    September 12, 1996


    The great mystery of Perot's 1992 presidential bid was his sudden decision to quit the race. Biographer Gerald Posner found that Perot was a victim of a shadowy soldier of fortune-- and his own delusions.

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    October 5, 1995


    In a tiny Middle Eastern country, government officials have accused Dallas oilman Ray Hunt's company of cheating them out of millions.

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    April 6, 1995

    Who ya gonna call?

    City Hall's top brass use taxpayer-provided mobile phones to call sweethearts, power brokers, and Pizza Hut.

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    January 26, 1995

    The racer's edge

    Hunt alliance gives weaker track developer big edge

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    January 5, 1995

    The Arena Papers

    Inside the secret City Hall files: A tale of dupes and deception