Lee Jackson

  • News

    June 13, 2013

    Can You Say "Assassination?"

    Dallas mossbacks still think they can silence debate at the JFK anniversary.

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    UNT May Merge its Denton and Fort Worth Schools

    The University of North Texas System just announced that it's considering merging its flagship Denton campus with the UNT Health Sciences Center in Fort Worth. The UNT System Board of Regents will decide Monday whether to authorize a study of the merger, which would then require approval by the stat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    John Ellis Price, Founding President of UNT-Dallas, Will Step Down Next Year

    The University of North Texas at Dallas has come along way since it was founded in 2000 as a 55-student extension of UNT's Denton campus. In 2007, it moved onto its permanent campus and three years later became a standalone institution that now boasts a shade over 2,000 students. Not long ago, it re ... More >>

  • Music

    June 21, 2012

    Preview: Linus Pauling Quartet at LaGrange

    Saturday, June 23, at LaGrange

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Compilation for Late North Texas Music Writer Lee Jackson Out June 4

    After the passing of Lee Jackson in March, the outpouring of emotion from friends and colleagues - in Texas and beyond - was sort of astounding. Those who had never met him felt a kinship; those who did felt the weight of that loss in the creative community. Jackson wrote about music with a passion, ... More >>

  • News

    May 3, 2012

    Deion Sanders' Charter School and the Making of a Prime Time Scam

    A businessman and a bishop used Cowboys' Hall of Famer Deion Sanders' name to drum up interest in a charter school. Then they tried to score from the deal.

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Why Wait for Mike Rawlings' Trinity Toll Road Speech When We Know What He'll Say?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    On The Passing of Local Music Writer Lee Jackson, and Six Degrees of Separation

    I didn't know Lee Jackson, a North Texas music writer who passed away on Sunday after a battle with ALS. But the number of mutual friends we have dictates we were most likely in the same room or at the same show in Austin at some point, where he lived in the early Aughts, distanced by the six degree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    U.S. District Judge Furgeson Is Named Dean of UNT's Downtown Dallas Law School

    ​One week ago today, during council's chat about the coming bond program, the subject of the UNT Dallas College of Law came up: Angela Hunt wanted to know when the university would take over the old Municipal Building, at which point City Manager Mary Suhm reminded the council, "They're a good way ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Team UNT Dallas Gathers For Hourlong Back-Patting This Afternoon At Historic Campus

    Photos by Andrea GrimesTexas Governor Rick Perry grins it up for the UNT Dallas crowd.​Governor Rick Perry visited the new University of North Texas at Dallas campus today off Camp Wisdom Road in South Dallas to mark the school's first-ever Founders Day. This afternoon marked the opening of the fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    All About the All About Uptown Fest

    Photos by Sam MertenMike Rhyner​Despite the rain early on Saturday, I found myself at the All About Uptown Festival for the third-straight year, and it wasn't until checking out the festival's website just now that I realized it's only the third year of its existence. Not a heckuva lot has cha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Mayor Blasts Feds For "Not Being Accountable to the Citizens of Dallas" Regarding Trinity

    Photos by Sam Merten​Just two days after suffering the worst defeat of his short political career, Mayor Tom Leppert offered something different from his typical canned State of the City address that we've grown accustomed to hearing around this time of year. "I am very optimistic about the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    "Dallas Tomorrow" ... Tonight!

    Sam Merten​A programming note.A few weeks ago we gave you the very advance heads-up that tonight, at the Belo Mansion, the Dallas Bar Association is hosting the "Dallas Tomorrow" forum featuring quite the bold-faced line-up: Mayor Tom Leppert, University of North Texas Chancellor Lee Jackson, Trin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    "Dallas Tomorrow" Scheduled for August 3

    The Trinity Trust​I 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Says Mayor, Thanks to UNT Dallas Is Finally About to Become a College Town

    Get to know the University of North Texas at Dallas from UNTD Webmaster on Vimeo.That video above was just posted to Vimeo by the University of North Texas at Dallas -- but says here it was sent out a couple of weeks ago to "the Board of Regents, potential donors, the Texas legislature, and elected ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2009

    Fireworks and Lasers Christen Main Street Garden, Downtown's "Park of the Future"

    Photos by Patrick MichelsNo need to share scissors this time. Mayor Tom Leppert, DowntownDallas President John Crawford, effects engineer Kelly Sticksel and City Council member Angela Hunt ceremonially slice the fiberoptics Friday night. We've got more photos in this slide show.​Under a dusky purp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2009

    Leppert, Branch, West and Jackson Pitch the Downtown Law School: "Do It for Jimmy."

    As the University of North Texas Law College -- or UNT at Dallas College of Law, whatever it's going to be called -- inches closer toward becoming a reality in the old Municipal Building downtown, its supporters are working overtime to get the entire state Legislature behind the idea. Which is why t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2007
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    September 18, 2007

    Schutze is Shocked, Shocked!

    Mayor Tom Leppert, pictured here, spoke today at a media briefing concerning the Trinity toll road. Jim Schutze is in the car and on the phone, heading north -- to Oklahoma, most likely, where he likes to gamble with the missus' paycheck. Stuck in traffic, he phones in with this report from today's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2007
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    May 9, 2007

    Laura Miller Takes a Candide-like Journey Toward the Truth

    What was it the mayor said last week? Oh, yes: The truth shall set you free. Read to the end of Jim's column, where you will find nothing but the truth. On February 25, 2007, at the Fourth Annual Trinity Commons Foundation Membership Luncheon at the Wyndham Anatole Hotel, Mayor Laura Miller tells a ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 15, 2005

    Eden Run

    Theatre Three gets snakebit with a Bible musical; Winter Wonderettes rattle and roll

  • News

    October 20, 2005

    The Lone Ranger

    Right, but not quite right, Dallas County Judge Margaret Keliher is reforming county government while infuriating her Republican colleagues

  • News

    March 17, 2005

    Play Nice or Else

    Plus: Unripe Banana Case

  • News

    July 10, 2003

    Idiot's Highway

    That toll road they want for the Trinity is a loser

  • News

    August 29, 2002

    Bench Warmers

    In many contested judicial races, the Republicans are grabbing all the incumbencies they can

  • News

    August 29, 2002

    The Orphan Chronicles

    Dallas' own tribe of Oliver Twists can teach us much about the places they've been, and where we're all going

  • News

    July 4, 2002

    Been There, Done That

    For supporters of an improved and expensive Trinity River, everything old is new again

  • News

    May 9, 2002

    Judge Fudge

    Margaret Keliher hopes people won't know what office she's really running for

  • News

    April 4, 2002

    Muddy Waters

    Mayor Miller rafts down the Trinity in search of truth

  • News

    February 21, 2002

    Fixing the Fixers

    Dallas makes slow but steady progress in cleaning up mail-in ballots

  • News

    November 29, 2001

    The Thing That Ate Downtown

    Downtowns real estate barons are terrified that Perot-Hicks slick Victory project could wreak havoc on their own tax-funded plans to fix the citys core

  • News

    July 26, 2001

    Bottle Rockets Downtown

    A lawsuit complaining about election fraud could bust things wide open

  • News

    July 5, 2001

    Busting the Ballot Brokers

    County officials hope reforms will prevent absentee-ballot trickery

  • News

    October 12, 2000

    Shotgun Love

    Once again, the school board gets married the hard way

  • News

    October 5, 2000

    Careless Wish

    He's white

  • News

    July 20, 2000


    They the people; Free stuff

  • News

    June 29, 2000

    The old switcheroo

    What happens when you no longer need the levee taxpayers voted to pay for? Why, you just spend the money on some other big dumb project.

  • News

    May 6, 1999

    Pig in a poke

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

  • News

    March 18, 1999

    Money talks

    Dallas County commissioners increase the pay for independent court interpreters

  • News

    June 18, 1998

    Mr. Mellow

    John Wiley Price, the man who once toted a bullhorn in protests outside Mayor Ron Kirk's home, learns that it helps to have friends in high places

  • News

    November 27, 1997

    Courthouse coup

    How County Commissioner Jim Jackson and his right-wing Republican cronies have Dallas' judges running scared

  • News

    April 17, 1997
  • News

    March 27, 1997

    Betty's In Charge

    Is Dallas County's most explosive bureaucrat ruining the health department?

  • News

    March 14, 1996

    The Truth About Townview (Part II)

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

  • News

    March 2, 1995
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    December 15, 1994
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    November 3, 1994
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