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 >>
Yesterday's "Justice for John" event at the St. Luke "Community" United Methodist Church was all kinds of things: a rally in support of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, who entered to chants of "John! John! John!" before taking his seat near the back; a fund-raiser for his legal defen ... More >>
Wilonsky and I attended the John Wiley Price rally together yesterday. He has already done a fine job here reporting on what happened. The only reason I would even open my mouth is in response to some of the comments I see in response to his item. One commenter asked what's wrong with John F ... More >>
Nolan EstesAs Patrick noted Tuesday, the Dallas Independent School District's board of trustees has narrowed down its short list of interim superintendents and hopes to name Michael Hinojosa's temporary replacement by no later than Monday. And while newly installed board president Lew Blackburn w ... More >>
Photos by Evan ClintonFollowing up the Poor People's March on City Hall in June, activist John Fullinwider (seen above "as" Mayor Tom) and his band of bikini'd protesters took their fight to save the city's swimming pools to 1500 Marilla at noon sharp today, as promised. Alas, this time 'round no ... More >>
Photos by Evan ClintonCarolyn Davis briefly joined John Fullinwider, left, at the Poor People's March in front of City Hall today.About 75 people gathered outside Dallas City Hall today -- accompanied by a 20-foot banner that said, "To Redeem the Soul of America" -- and accused city leaders of wa ... More >>
Mark GrahamJohn FullinwiderA "poor people's march" at Dallas City Halll at noon tomorrow will kick off a campaign of protests aimed primarily at Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert. Veteran community activists blame Leppert's political ambitions for what they insist is a one-sided assault on city programs f ... More >>
Magnets just arent the budget-busters trustees are pretending they are.
Mark GrahamDISD Superintendent Michael HinojosaThe Dallas Independent School District board of trustees seems to be moving toward Draconian cuts in staff and budget for the district's two most distinctive programs, magnet schools and learning centers. The board appears likely to acquiesce to the urg ... More >>
If you must protest, at least provide a decent soundtrack -- today's has Nathan Berg, at top, and the Halliburton(s) Might be a little commotion and congestion around Dealey Plaza this afternoon, beginning around 4: There's a "Five Years TOO Long" peace rally scheduled till 6:30 p.m. -- though, trut ... More >>
Our critics weigh in on local theater
Goin' to Alabama with Chekhov's favorite uncle in A Country Life at WaterTower Theatre
Can Dallas deal with the homeless where they choose to be?
The nightmare in which I fell into a toilet. Or was I just downtown?
A city gone shabby yearns for a mayor to put things right
Fifty gets you 70 in the mysterious world of TAAS
How come the Dallas schools can't find him?
How DISD betrays children of color
Teachers, parents, and black and Hispanic activists say no to the Perot-funded DISD survey
Perot Sr.'s plan to fix DISD makes a multicultural misstep
The city's future is in the hooves of a winged horse--and in the New Age musings of the Dallas Institute of Humanities.