Two public officials dead and a third behind bars: Politics turn bloody in a small town.
When police officers raided former Kaufman County Justice of the Peace Eric Williams' Seagoville storage shed earlier this month, amongst the guns and other items they found a white, four-door Ford Crown Victoria that they were pretty sure had been the getaway car in the March 30 murder of District ... More >>
Shortly before the 2007 referendum on the Trinity Turnpike, I discussed a Dallas Morning News editorial written by Colleen McCain Nelson, in which she had a hard time grasping the difference between a floodway and a floodplain. It wasn't the first time I disagreed with her as she appears to be the d ... More >>
One thing that’s so wrong with blogging is that you have to do it so fast. I am literally grabbing a cup of coffee between appointments today, but I can’t let George Rodrigue’s new post on The Dallas Morning News' Web site go unanswered until tomorrow. Many things to get to. First: I said the ... More >>
I wrote an item for Unfair Park yesterday in which I pointed out that The Dallas Morning News had done a poor job of informing its readers about post-Katrina critiques of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. I cited the work of Professor Robert Bea, mentioned in 365 newspaper accounts around the countr ... More >>
Kim Olson's the new DISD human resources boss, which may be the least interesting job on her résumé -- by far. The DISD board met last night in the Emmett J. Conrad High School auditorium, and our pal Allen Gwinn live-blogged the shindig -- because, look, that's how he rolls. Regardless, this mor ... More >>
Pardon me if I've somehow missed this, but after scouring the Interwebs and Lexis-Nexis I've found no local mention of this national story with legally binding local ties. On Saturday, The Los Angeles Times reported that sprinter Marion Jones -- the darling of the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, a breaker ... More >>
Just got back from a Tom Leppert press conference calling on Ed Oakley to clean up his act. No shit, Ed! The Ed Oakley for Mayor campaign has turned into the runaway Steam Engine of Sleaze in the last few days. His grimy team are stoking sleaze into the firebox just as fast as they can shovel, with ... More >>
The plan for Dallas' future: blood in the 'hood, Mayor Hunt and the Venerable Rasansky
Hate to say it, but till this morning, I had never heard of Gary M. Kornman, a Dallas attorney awaiting trial in federal court here after pleading not guilty to criminal charges of securities fraud and lying to the Securities and Exchange Commission. There are also others waiting in line behind the ... More >>
Dallas oilman Jim Oberwetter, U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, has been keeping a low profile; a Lexis-Nexis search of U.S. newspapers and wire services for the last 90 days shows little mention of him. "That's probably a good thing," says Rachel Bronson, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Rela ... More >>
Popular sandwich meat, rhymes with Moroney
Our new sheriff is a lesbian? Really?
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Ohmigod! Five seasons in, South Park's the funniest show on TV.
Spell it out, Double-ya; Name game; American Atheists
Freelancers complain that the DMN's contracts are killing them
Daddy got his gun; Bronx cheer
Misguided Muslims; Dot-dot-dot stuff