Ra Ra Riot, Pacific Air
Tuesday, February 19, at The Kessler Theater, $18-$25
Since Ra Ra Riot popped up on the radar in 2006, they've entertained crowds large and small with their poppy, instrumental sets. The group's third effort, Beta Love, just dropped last month, but because cellist Alexandra L ... More >>
As we've mentioned more than once, Dallas Animal Services has been dealing with a few serious unresolved issues, some of them stretching back years: the HVAC system in the shelter doesn't work and apparently never really has, leading to stifling temperatures in the summer months; the shelter and fie ... More >>
Last year saw the start of some big, possibly permanent changes at Dallas Animal Services: 53 full-time employees were pink-slipped and replaced with temporary workers. Meanwhile, the number of animal services officers in the field dropped from 55 to 32. And the "drop boxes" at the shelter were clos ... More >>
Back in July, the Animal Shelter Commission met for an update from city staff on the state of Dallas Animal Services (DAS). As usual, they ended up talking about a few major, unresolved issues: The air-conditioning in the shelter doesn't really work. The shelter is still understaffed and manned with ... More >>
Good news first: the kittens have their own room now. Bad news: most of those kittens are still going to die.
Every few months, the Animal Shelter Commission gets together for a progress report from shelter manager Jody Jones and director of Code Compliance Jimmy Martin. It's always a mixture of a ... More >>
Just last month, we learned that Dallas Animal Services had around 30 vacancies in shelter and field operations that urgently needed to be filled -- this, despite a RIF process in October that saw 53 people laid off and replaced with temporary workers. At Thursday afternoon's Animal Shelter Commissi ... More >>
Jody Jones"It's mid-January," Dallas Animal Services Commission member Bonnie Matthias said emphatically. "And we're caught with our pants down again."
As usual, there's good news and there's bad news at Dallas Animal Services. This week, shelter manager Jody Jones and head of Code Complianc ... More >>
Photo by Mark GrahamIn the early days of the mayoral race, former Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle quietly proclaimed on his website that he wanted Dallas to become "No-Kill City," meaning: With significant tweaks to its policies and procedures, Dallas Animal Services should be able to stop eutha ... More >>
Photo by Mark GrahamStraight off, City Hall spokesman Frank Librio would like us to clarify something he told Anna yesterday: It's not that new Dallas Animal Services director Jody Jones isn't ready to handle media requests, as we noted, it's just that she's "focusing on operations at the moment ... More >>
Photos by Anna Merlan"I don't want to talk about all that." The pastor took some letters from the mailbox without glancing over. "What I really want to talk about is getting more people to come to church on Sundays. You want to talk about religion, you can come by anytime."Yesterday, we got an em ... More >>
Jody Jones with then-Virgina Governor Tim Kaine in 2008Contained in the stack of City Hall memos distributed to media last night was one from Assistant City Manage Forest Turner to the mayor and council members. In it, Turner announced that at long last, the city has chosen the new manager for An ... More >>