Now that our election night hangovers have been slept off, we can now cut through the chatter and attempt to forecast what last night's election results mean to you, Dear Reader. Dallas County is really, really blue Republicans had a strong showing in local legislative races, easily fending off cha ... More >>
Edwin Floresâ€‹This'll most likely be our one and only item about the race for the Dallas Independent School District board of trustees -- because, judging by the early-voting numbers, well, not too many folks seem to be all that interested. Take the hotly contested District 1 race, for instance: In ... More >>
DISD trustees may try to cancel next year's school board election to preserve the status quo and the superintendent
Teachers get axed and parents fret as Dallas' school leaders scramble to cover a budget hole
DISD trustee Ron Price does everything you expect from a politician. These days that's a problem.
When we sat down over yesterday with The Dallas Morning News' mammoth front-page "exclusive" in which three reporters "found thousands of suspect purchases on district credit cards--and serious questions about whether anyone is watching how the tax dollars are spent," well, we thought two things to ... More >>
I'm not sure what's worse: that the once-respected Dallas Independent School District board candidate Walter Lewis Price thought he could hide a conviction for stealing $516 worth of women's lingerie from Neiman Marcus or that such a revelation could cost him the support of Dallas County Commissione ... More >>
Last week, the Observer received and wrote about a copy of a letter Dallas school board President Lois Parrott sent to DISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa in which she told him someone was purchasing frivolous merchandise in her name and charging it to the district. Parrott wrote that on two occass ... More >>
The Dallas Morning News came out today in favor of Dallas Independent School District superindendent Michael Hinojosa's reform plan, Dallas Achieves!, which is designed to root out the waste in the system and make it more accountable to students and parents. No one could argue with the plan's core m ... More >>
DISD pays up when it shouldn't
Before DISD goes marrying Wilmer-Hutchins, let's get a look at the dowry
Plus: Doesn’tsuck.com; What’s in a Name
Ganging Up, Parrott Uncaged
Rubbernecking, Parrott the Pariah, Unfit for Freedom
Falun Dafa's Dark Side, Swimming with Jellyfish, Inwood vs. Itself
Is controversial DISD trustee Lois Parrott a champion of the little guy, or the bitter core of the board's infamous civil wars?
DISD wins its case defending Edison Schools. Now the district wants payback. Lots of it.
Very personal injury; Parrot squawk
How come the Dallas schools can't find him?
New York-based Edison Schools flunked out with trying to privatize Sherman's public schools. Why should things be any different in Dallas?
Dallas school board follows ancient legal principle of
1999, the year Bill Rojas brought panic and paranoia to DISD. But was there any other good news? Buzz takes a look back.
Rojas proves he'll slap around board members to get what he wants -- an Edison deal
The DISD board doesn't do its homework before offering San Franciscan Bill Rojas the top job
Don Venable rises from his sickbed to save the day -- or something -- at DISD
DISD board president Hollis Brashear is not an exciting guy. That's why I like him.
As the new trustee takes his seat on the school board, he comes out slashing
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.
She's the toughest superintendent DISD has ever had. But Yvonne Gonzalez's administration has already developed a dangerous tendency for bulldozing the facts.
A proposal to turn a church into classrooms raises a choir of critics
Dallas Area Interfaith wants to give the city's poor and disenfranchised a voice in politics. But all critics see is another grab for power.