Anna's gotten to know the city awfully well in a very short amount of time -- that's what sitting through every single redistricting meeting will do to and for you. And she was there for four hours last night, even though she's got a cover story due, like, now. And she'll be there all d ... More >>
Sounds like it's time for another episode of Community Affairs with Schutze and SandraWe told you it was getting weird in there: At last night's meeting of the city's Redistricting Commission, the most important person in the room wasn't even in the room. That would be Sandra Crenshaw, cactus jui ... More >>
Wonder if Ruth Morgan's having fun right about nowOK, no one has actually studied the effects of redistricting on the human body, but after last night it seems safe to say that the longer a redistricting process goes on, the grouchier everybody gets. At the county level, we have Maurine Dickey's ... More >>
Photo by Anna MerlanAt right, a former Unfair Park-er makes the case for his map to the Redistricting Commission last night.At last, an interesting Redistricting Commission meeting. And a vaguely star-studded one too. Among those in attendance at last night's meeting: council members Dwaine Caraw ... More >>
Ruth MorganIn case you hadn't heard, the state and county redistricting processes have already gotten a tad ... heated, let's say, what with all the threats of lawsuits and the temper tantrums. The city of Dallas's Redistricting Commission is trying to avoid the same fate on the local level: Its ... More >>
Photo by Sam MertenSandy Greyson (far left) and Angela Hunt debate Tom Leppert and Veletta Forsythe Lill at Rosemont Primary School in September 2007.In yesterday's item about the District 14 candidates, we mentioned how strange it is that three-term incumbent Angela Hunt has drawn four oppo ... More >>
You have asked, and Frank Librio, the public information officer at Dallas City Hall, has answered by providing a recent sampling of the famous, infamous and who's-that?'s who have received keys to the city of Dallas. At last, a list I can get behind. Because, as I've been reminded more than once ... More >>
Brian HarkinMayor Pro Tem Dr. Elba Garcia admits she helped remove John Loza from the DFW Airport board based on his position on the Trinity River toll road referendum.When the Dallas City Council last week replaced former council member John Loza on the DFW Airport board with Brenda Reyes, we were ... More >>
Mark Graham Sam Coats In Friday’s recap of Angela Hunt’s fund-raiser, we mentioned how it felt a little bit like a reunion of the anti-Trinity River toll road gang. Sam Coats, a key part of the TrinityVote team, wasn’t able to make it, but he doesn’t want people thinking he’s disappeared ... More >>
Esther Weisbrod, with the inspiration for her paper on "The War Over the Trinity." Almost a year ago to the day, Angela Hunt dropped off 90,000 signatures at City Hall, triggering the Trinity River toll road referendum. And it felt like old times last night as former council members Sandy Greyson an ... More >>
Our man Jim Schutze has just emerged from the Flag Room at Dallas City Hall, where council member Angela Hunt and her TrinityVote peeps just sprung the news: They have the signatures. Sez Jim from the bowels of the City Secretary's Office: They were required to gather 48,000 John Hancocks. They brou ... More >>
Just got back from a Tom Leppert press conference calling on Ed Oakley to clean up his act. No shit, Ed! The Ed Oakley for Mayor campaign has turned into the runaway Steam Engine of Sleaze in the last few days. His grimy team are stoking sleaze into the firebox just as fast as they can shovel, with ... More >>
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