Reunion Tower will finally be reopening "soon," with a slew of renovations planned to make it bigger and glossier. Judy Pesek, a partner at the design firm responsible for the project, laid out the planned renovations to a crowd gathered on the tower's observation deck. The renovations will include ... More >>
Yesterday Joe told you that Mike Rawlings, our mayor, is having a press conference today to announce how he feels about the Trinity River Toll Road. So guess who's got to go to the damn thing at 12:30? OK, OK, I'm doin' it. Wow, everybody doesn't just need to get in a big huge wad about it. I'll g ... More >>
Photo by Sam MertenLeft to right: Mayoral candidates Mike Rawlings, Edward Okpa, Ron Natinsky and David KunkleFormer Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle came out swinging at Tuesday evening's mayoral debate at the Fairmont Hotel, with most of his barbs aimed at ex-Pizza Hut CEO Mike Rawlings. Th ... More >>
The Trinity TrustI know, I know -- it's a few weeks off. Still, write it down in your Trapper Keeper: Beginning at 5 p.m. that Tuesday, the Dallas Bar Association's Public Forum Committee is holding a three-hour what's-up-Dallas at the Belo Mansion featuring quite the foursome: Mayor Tom Leppert, ... More >>
Sam MertenCaption contest!It took Mayor Tom Leppert approximately two years to accomplish what no one else in Dallas could: begin building a convention center hotel. And hundreds of assorted politicos, city officials, business leaders and supporters were on hand Tuesday afternoon at the site of the ... More >>
1604 Main Street, now off the marketEleven months ago, Mayor Tom Leppert gathered the media beneath 1604 Main Street to detail his plan for dealing with 36 vacant buildings downtown. We've spilled plenty of virtual ink documenting the doings with two of the more high-profile properties, but this ... More >>
In my inbox this morning, I received an e-mail from the Vote No! group, who are packaging Proposition 1 and 2 together. For those needing clarification, Proposition 1 will approve a charter amendment prohibiting the city from "owning, financing, constructing, or operating a hotel or other lodging f ... More >>
As we mentioned a while back, District 13 city council candidate Ann Margolin appeared to be the heir apparent to Mitchell Rasansky with a long list of notable supporters and a strong résumé. And as the 5 p.m. deadline approaches for candidates and committees to file their finance reports, Margol ... More >>
During today's closed-door meeting of the Dallas Independent School District board, the trustees will tell superintendent Michael Hinojosa whether or not they, ya know, trust the dude. As in: The board will "deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or di ... More >>
Patrick Michels Mayor Tom Leppert and City Council Member Sheffie Kadane tenderly declare Union Station open for business. After a $23-million renovation, Union Station is back in business downtown, this time as a Wolfgang Puck-catered feed lot for hungry Hyatt guests. The 93-year-old building has ... More >>
Despite the $84 million shortfall and the axing of 550 teachers, it's business as usual at DISD headquarters
Starring that new breed of politician who wants to root out your crack houses, close down your whorehouses and pull up your pants
Dallas' mayoral wannabes are all nice guys. Where's the fun in that?
The Hunt Oil people were shakin' their booties at City Hall last week
While Dallas fools around with the Olympics, the Cotton Bowl crumbles
Republican Bill Hill is running against Democrat Rick Reed for district attorney. Don't think you have a choice.
Frustrated, fed up, and ready to fight, Laura Miller trades muckraking for a run at City Hall
The voters could care less. But someone's gotta win the runoff for the last lowly DISD board seat
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.
A politically dysfunctional DISD board heads into a May election that's looking so scary, few voters or contributors want to go near it
DISD's new leader has ambition and ideas--if anybody'd let him finish a meeting
City Hall's top brass use taxpayer-provided mobile phones to call sweethearts, power brokers, and Pizza Hut.
City scrambles to finance arena privately--and steal racetrack back from Fort Worth
Hunt alliance gives weaker track developer big edge
Inside the secret City Hall files: A tale of dupes and deception