Subject:

Lois Parrott

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    November 7, 2012

    Five Texas Takeaways from Election Night

    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 >>

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    December 17, 2009
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    November 3, 2009

    So This is What the County Elections Man Meant By a "Dismal" Election Day Turnout

    Edwin Flores​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 >>

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    November 20, 2008

    DISD Trustees May Make Cutbacks in Democratic Process

    DISD trustees may try to cancel next year's school board election to preserve the status quo and the superintendent

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    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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    July 3, 2006

    Give Gwinn Extra Credit on DISD Credit Card Scandal

    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 >>

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    May 26, 2006
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    May 12, 2006
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    May 4, 2006

    Taking School Board Candidates to School

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2006

    DISD Takes Oriental Express

    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 >>

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    April 21, 2006

    Dallas Achieves! What, We Have No Idea.

    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 >>

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    April 20, 2006

    Rodent Sex

    DISD pays up when it shouldn't

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    July 21, 2005

    Hope Chest

    Before DISD goes marrying Wilmer-Hutchins, let's get a look at the dowry

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    August 5, 2004

    It Hits the Fan

    Plus: Doesn’tsuck.com; What’s in a Name

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    September 6, 2001

    Letters

    Ganging Up, Parrott Uncaged

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    August 30, 2001

    Letters

    Rubbernecking, Parrott the Pariah, Unfit for Freedom

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    August 23, 2001

    Letters

    Falun Dafa's Dark Side, Swimming with Jellyfish, Inwood vs. Itself

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    August 16, 2001

    Divided She Stands

    Is controversial DISD trustee Lois Parrott a champion of the little guy, or the bitter core of the board's infamous civil wars?

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    June 14, 2001

    Buzz

    DISD wins its case defending Edison Schools. Now the district wants payback. Lots of it.

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    July 27, 2000

    Buzz

    Very personal injury; Parrot squawk

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    June 22, 2000

    Buzz

    Head hunting

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    June 22, 2000

    One honest man

    How come the Dallas schools can't find him?

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    January 27, 2000

    No class

    New York-based Edison Schools flunked out with trying to privatize Sherman's public schools. Why should things be any different in Dallas?

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    December 30, 1999

    The legal commode

    Dallas school board follows ancient legal principle of

    nolo brainero

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    December 30, 1999

    A clockwork Buzz

    1999, the year Bill Rojas brought panic and paranoia to DISD. But was there any other good news? Buzz takes a look back.

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    November 18, 1999

    Da thug

    Rojas proves he'll slap around board members to get what he wants -- an Edison deal

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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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    January 14, 1999

    Now you see him

    Don Venable rises from his sickbed to save the day -- or something -- at DISD

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    May 14, 1998
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    April 2, 1998
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    March 26, 1998
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    March 12, 1998

    Bored to cheers

    DISD board president Hollis Brashear is not an exciting guy. That's why I like him.

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    December 11, 1997

    The Right Honorable Don Venable

    As the new trustee takes his seat on the school board, he comes out slashing

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    November 27, 1997

    Bad boys

    The voters could care less. But someone's gotta win the runoff for the last lowly DISD board seat

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    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.

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    September 11, 1997

    See Yvonne. See Yvonne run. See Yvonne run from the truth.

    She's the toughest superintendent DISD has ever had. But Yvonne Gonzalez's administration has already developed a dangerous tendency for bulldozing the facts.

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    August 21, 1997

    Impulse buying

    A proposal to turn a church into classrooms raises a choir of critics

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    December 5, 1996

    Losing Faith

    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.

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