Kathlyn Gilliam

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    March 18, 2013

    Home of DISD Pioneer Kathlyn Gilliam Could Become a Historic Landmark

    By the time she died in December 2011, Kathlyn Gilliam's reputation as a pioneering civil rights advocate had been tarnished somewhat by her role, cemented during 23 years on the DISD board of trustees, in establishing the race-obsessed bureaucracy that has long since stopped benefiting the district ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012

    The North Dallas Plot to Take Over DISD

    Rich, white, North Dallas businessmen are plotting to take over Dallas' schools. Maybe this time it'll work.

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    December 12, 2011

    Kathlyn Gilliam, Dallas ISD Pioneer and South Dallas Activist, Has Died at the Age of 81

    Dallas Independent School DistrictKathlyn Gilliam​Friends and allies of former Dallas School board president Kathlyn Gilliam quietly mourned her death early Sunday afternoon. She had fought a 13-month battle with cancer. Gilliam, 81, was the first black woman in history to serve on the Dallas scho ... More >>

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    October 20, 2011

    Coalition That Wanted Nolan Estes to Return as Interim DISD Super Now Has Name, Agenda

    The Rev. Zan Holmes​Back 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 >>

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    June 25, 2009

    What Summer Vacation?

    School's out for summer, but the Dallas Independent School District's board of trustees has one hellacious evening ahead of it, beginning with a 5 p.m. public hearing at 3700 Ross Avenue concerning the proposed 2009-'10 school year budget. After that's done, it's down to big business, some of which ... More >>

  • News

    October 9, 2008

    DISD In the Hole

    Teachers get axed and parents fret as Dallas' school leaders scramble to cover a budget hole

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    July 13, 2006

    Old School

    DISD trustee Ron Price does everything you expect from a politician. These days that's a problem.

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    September 9, 2004

    Laff in the Dark

    For Dallas, for the city council, for now, this was good

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    May 15, 2003

    Segregation Forever

    How Dallas got what it wanted

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    June 27, 2002

    Run, Betty, Run

    Culbreath-Lister vying for spot on school board

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    May 24, 2001

    Separate and Unequal

    In a school district that still sees the city in terms of black and white, Hispanics say their children are robbed of a fair share

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    October 19, 2000

    The Resurrection of Sandy Kress

    Or, how a Democrat and reviled former DISD board president found a happy home pushing "educational acoountability" for the GOP

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    June 17, 1999

    No respect

    DISD trustee Se-Gwen Tyler explains why she cast her controversial vote for an Anglo board president

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    May 6, 1999

    Pig in a poke

    The DISD board doesn't do its homework before offering San Franciscan Bill Rojas the top job

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    April 22, 1999

    Taking It to the Street

    Want to get elected to city council in southern Dallas? Forget the race card and patch that pothole.

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    August 20, 1998

    He said, she said

    The Evans-Tyler school board race disintegrates into cheap talk of sex and powerlust

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    July 30, 1998

    The "Doctor" Is In

    School board candidate Richard Evans has a checkered past, a mail-order degree, and a confrontational manner. But many city leaders think he's the best man for the job.

  • News

    November 20, 1997

    One Fine Mess

    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.

  • News

    August 28, 1997

    Lawsuit against Observer thrown out

    Case breaks new ground in protecting press rights

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    June 12, 1997
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    May 29, 1997

    His own man

    Sore losers say the white establishment bought and sold Ron Price. Don't believe it.

  • News

    May 15, 1997

    Follow the Money

    Don't let accusations of overtime fraud by low-level employees distract you. The real money disappears from the Dallas Independent School District through sleazy contracts awarded by top administrators.

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    May 1, 1997

    What price victory?

    A youngster encounters tricky racial politics by challenging Kathlyn Gilliam

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    April 17, 1997

    "It's our turn to be heard"

    With Hispanics the majority among Dallas schoolchildren and a Latino superintendent in their corner, Jesse Diaz and other activists say

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    March 13, 1997
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    March 6, 1997

    Chaos theory

    A politically dysfunctional DISD board heads into a May election that's looking so scary, few voters or contributors want to go near it

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    February 27, 1997

    Bring on the noise

    Why the hecklers heckle, and why Bill Keever's gotta go now

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    January 30, 1997

    Bully power

    Learning that rabble rules at Dallas school board meetings

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    January 23, 1997

    'It's all a matter of power.'

    When Sandy Kress was school board president, he and Dan Peavy held private discussions on how to limit the influence of black school board members. Their conversations were captured on the Peavy Tapes, which Kress has fought hard to keep secret. Now, U.S.

  • News

    June 27, 1996

    Leave it to Keever

    DISD's new leader has ambition and ideas--if anybody'd let him finish a meeting

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    June 20, 1996

    Devil's work

    New Black Panthers finally find the spotlight

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    May 30, 1996


    For city Councilman Al Lipscomb, taking handouts from power brokers has become a way of life. Is there a problem?

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    May 23, 1996

    Ready For Battle

    DISD hired Clarence Glover to defuse a racial crisis. But is he tough enough for the job?

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    March 14, 1996

    The Truth About Townview (Part II)

    How John Wiley Price and Chad Woolery have made students pawns in Dallas' racial politics

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    November 9, 1995

    Kress and the merry morons

    Dallas' political rabble takes after minority students' best friend

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    September 14, 1995

    Attack of the Killer Gadflies (Part II)

    You don't take Rick Finlan and Don Venable seriously? That could be a mistake you live to regret.

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    September 14, 1995

    Attack of the Killer Gadflies (Part I)

    You don't take Rick Finlan and Don Venable seriously? That could be a mistake you live to regret.