Photo by Anna MerlanRoy Williams, whose lawsuit helped lead to 14-1, addresses the council during Saturday's redistricting meeting.As the redistricting process goes on (and on and on), you might expect the public to become less involved, especially when a meeting takes place late on a college-foo ... More >>
Oh, well, who the hell knows? Who will ever know why The Dallas Morning News turned into an Iron Curtain-style propagandist Pravda sheet in 2007 when it was so eager to see Angela Hunt's Trinity River referendum defeated? Now they say they were seduced: "This newspaper -- and likely plenty o ... More >>
Photos by Sam Merten"Enough is truly enough," said Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway at today's press conference before explaining why he and Mayor Tom Leppert are on opposite sides.The Dallas City Council's seven minority council members launched a counterattack this afternoon against Mayor Tom L ... More >>
Mark GrahamSure, Woodlief's Allyn Media has brought in about seven times the amount Reed has from Tom Leppert-related campaigns, but Reed remains the queen of consulting.As the city council continues to discuss ethics reform in the aftermath of 23 guilty verdicts in the Dallas City Hall corruption t ... More >>
Sam MertenAfter serving eight years as a city plan commissioner and another eight as a council member representing some of North Dallas's more upscale neighborhoods, 72-year-old Mitchell Rasansky is no longer roaming City Hall when he's most needed. Replaced last month by Ann Margolin because of ter ... More >>
Sam MertenAfter this morning's city council inauguration, Angela Hunt celebrated her third term with a lunch at the Stoneleigh Hotel, where approximately 100 invited guests watched her open a copy of today's Dallas Morning News. She read from Dave Levinthal's article about the council members' voti ... More >>
Sam Merten In February, Mayor Tom Leppert and Kevin Craig of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- and tomorrow, they're holding a repeat performance Earlier tonight, a few of us local media members found in our respective in-boxes a draft of remarks Mayor Tom Leppert is expected to deliver Mo ... More >>
15 UNT football players found a unique way to show school spirit. The first sip: As Richie pointed out yesterday, somehow Todd Dodge’s job is safe as UNT football coach despite an 0-8 start and a defense that ranks dead last in the nation in points allowed per game. Perhaps the team’s struggles ... More >>
A look at tomorrow’s city council agenda would lead one to believe it will be a pretty typical day at City Hall. Sure, you can go see what happens to the homeowners from Little Mexico if you have a couple hours to burn whilst waiting for agenda item No. 61 to come up. But there really isn’t too ... More >>
The biggest shoot-out in Dallas' political history
Pete Schulte is running against Lupe Valdez -- a fellow Democrat. Whuh-oh. Well, we just got off the phone with Pete Schulte, who plans to run against Sheriff Lupe Valdez in the Democratic primary next March. Only 29, Schulte works as a prosecutor in the District Attorney’s Office and is a former ... More >>
Buzz gets his jollies keeping tabs on 2005's naughty and nice guys. OK, mostly naughty.
Inside the monster battle over strong mayor
Plus: Big Idea
The Dallas City Council does a comedy campaign for its critics
The Cowboys want to move back to Fair Park--so, there goes the neighborhood?
Scratched or defective? Heave 'em and get new ones.
A Dallas neighborhood fights crime using placards and protests
Bolton's dirty laundry--if he had any--stays in the hamper
Club owners fear the city may put a stop to dancing the night away
Welcome to America's crime capital
That's all the city council cares about in the big debate over downtown development
City council thumbs its nose at the White House on Trinity River deal
One man fights bars on Lower Greenville, while others urge compromise
Police Chief Terrell Bolton threatens a riot, but he's got the wrong folks in mind
Artistic director Cora Cardona's style--passionate, arrogant, riveting, domineering--makes Teatro Dallas special and her enemies livid
Bachman Lake residents say a new business is moving into their neighborhood--hookers
Historic preservationists sift through the sawdust of the great closet debate
The Farmer's Market is finally turning a profit, and the city has plans to make it even better. So why isn't everyone happy?
During a marathon meeting, Dallas City Council guts a proposed ethics code
Dallas' new police Chief Terrell Bolton walks through a minefield as he tries to reshape the department. His strategy? Wear combat boots.
Mr. Conflict; Not easy getting green
Taking sides; This blows; Hard time
Federal court records reveal the connection between city council ethics and dry-humping
Plans for an expanded Roseland Homes spark a protest in a working-class neighborhood near Cityplace
The city's ordinance governing topless clubs is a joke. But Bachman Lake-area residents are determined to get rid of the clubs by any means necessary.
A battle Uptown targets the city for bending its own rules
Will Donna Blumer and Laura Miller ever join the mayor's team? Only if they rent shoes.
The fight over St. Ann's snares the city, Hispanics, and the Catholic diocese in a battle that tests Dallas' commitment to preserving its past
Olympics committee finds Dallas boosters' attitudes toward our city council a little scary
As Laura Miller rides off to tilt at political windmills, we recall some of her choicest words
A plan to rename Oakland Avenue for Malcolm X raises cries of racism in Deep Ellum
East Dallas residents rally to buy time against Haskell Avenue bulldozers
Bill Simpson is eager to dig up dirt on you. He'll even write down your license plate number if you visit a topless bar. But the self-appointed guardian of Dallas morals doesn't want you to know anything about him.