Despite the $84 million shortfall and the axing of 550 teachers, it's business as usual at DISD headquarters
Hey, take a close look at the ridiculous grand-standing going on over Reunion Arena, and then ask yourself the key question about our city council: Would I buy a used car from these guys? Led by Ron Natinsky, who's calling for a special meeting next week, and Dwaine Caraway, the majority on the cou ... More >>
Dallas Area Rapid Transit Daniel Perez At a time when the Dallas Area Rapid Transit board is already upside down and up for grabs, another Dallas member of the DART board departs. Attorney Daniel Perez has informed the city council that health concerns (a heart attack last October) are making it di ... More >>
Lots of sturm und drang around the Dallas Area Rapid Transit board. Reliable sources say Mayor Tom Leppert is continuing to call other city council members, reading them his little list of votes on the council in favor of appointing former city manager John Ware to replace disgraced and deposed form ... More >>
Randall D. Chrisman, DART's new board chair Dallas Area Rapid Transit has just named its new board chairman -- and, nope, it ain't John Ware after all, Jim. Rather, it's Carrollton's Randall Chrisman, president of a commercial real estate company on Josey Lane. Among the more interesting items on th ... More >>
Former Dallas City Manager John Ware -- now, apparently, the mayor's pick to replace DART board chair Lynn Flint Shaw Dallas Area Rapid Transit board chairman Lynn Flint Shaw’s resignation today is the first public eruption of a whole hell of a lot of fire and brimstone going on beneath the surfac ... More >>
Mazel tov, Harry Hunsicker, you're one of the 6,400 most powerful people in Dallas! Finishing up some work tonight, and I just checked The Dallas Morning News' site for any late-breaking. Came across tomorrow's no-doubt front-page Dallas Morning News piece about UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dal ... More >>
Our bill finally comes in for the Kirk/Ware era
The city's animal control efforts are running wild, but that's not the critters' fault. It's a people problem. The question now is, will Dallas residents pay to fix it?
A humongous lawsuit knocks on the door at City Hall, and we're gonna end up paying--one way or the other
It was reformers vs. the business-as-usual crowd on Dallas' ethics task force. Somehow the reformers won. Sort of.
Even in these boom times, Dallas is broke, thanks to a city council that has been giving away the store
Buzz remembers the year that might have been and proves that not only the winners write the history
If John Ware, Ray Hunt, and Bill Clements have their way, Dallas taxpayers may foot the bill for turning 2,200 acres of Kaufman County lakefront property into a golf course
Quick--someone take a pulse. The Dallas City Council hasn't peeped in months. And John Ware and Ron Kirk are looking awfully well-fed.
As Laura Miller rides off to tilt at political windmills, we recall some of her choicest words
Frustrated, fed up, and ready to fight, Laura Miller trades muckraking for a run at City Hall
City Manager John Ware's neighbors want him to take a break from arena shilling and fix his fence
With the mayor and city manager leading the charge, the city council moves full speed on an arena deal that doesn't even exist yet
City Manager John Ware ramrods a patched-together arena deal
Concerns about the soundness of the city's retirement fund are buried in a political mud fight
Ray Nasher wants to give the city his sculptures, but first there's a small zoning matter
A celebrity home tour of Dallas' rich, famous--and all too often tasteless--movers and fakers
How Ron Kirk secretly pulled the strings in city's Big 12 deal
How Ron Kirk killed the public arena briefing
How lone crusader Joe Burkleo keeps the city's wrecking ball swinging
City Hall finds $35 million--and toys with turning Reunion into a reflecting pool
There are two to blame for the Kirk-Fielding feud
Secret city documents expose arena-study coverup at City Hall.
What the council says in secret.
Unlike Big D, Houston thrives on open government
Closed council sessions scorn open-meetings law
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
Amid lies, John Ware's moment of truth is here
What City Hall isn't willing to hear about the new arena
Inside the secret City Hall files: A tale of dupes and deception
Council needs to take charge in arena debate
A mid-level staffer bears the brunt of a sleazy City Hall coverup
Arena documents, discussions remain hidden from the public