Last week we got word of John Tesar's trifecta of plans for 2012. First, he's sold his share of The Commissary to co-owner Lucy Billingsley and plans to open other two other independent Commissaries; one at Northwest Highway and Midway and the other in cowtown at the Museum Place. Then, in April ... More >>
Craig Hall's Arts District tower, which remains nothing more than a parking garage.Wuh-oh. Hang on. Looks like you can forget that Downtown Dallas 360 plan. Why? Well, says right here: "North of Ross is the new downtown. South of Ross is a problem." At least, that's what Billinglsey Co. President ... More >>
Sam MertenThe board of directors of the Cypress Waters Municipal Management District take their oaths today at One Arts Plaza.The Cypress Waters Municipal Management District officially became the city's first such district -- that is, one with the power to levy taxes and issue bonds -- this ... More >>
Monday's the big day -- the grand opening of the AT&T Performing Arts Center, which kicks off at 8 a.m. with South Pacific star Keala Settle performing the "The Star-Spangled Banner" before AT&T PAC president and CEO Mark Nerenhausen, Mayor Tom Leppert and other city officials play ball. ... More >>
Contrary to what's been reported elsewhere, the Citizens Against the Taxpayer-Owned Hotel party at Tucker on Ross Avenue is, in fact, open to the press and public. Matter of fact, not only is Merten on hand for the gathering, but so too are KXAS-Channel 5's Ken Kalthoff and Trey Garrison -- and, for ... More >>
On Wednesday, as you're no doubt aware by now, the Dallas City Council voted to create three municipal management districts, or MMDs. They're the first in Dallas, though Houston is often invoked as proof that MMDs do wonders for development. Which is no surprise, as they're made for development -- o ... More >>
Hundreds gathered at Highland Park United Methodist Church this morning to celebrate the life of Dallas real estate tycoon Trammell Crow, who died in his sleep last week at a family farm in East Texas. The church's sanctuary was full nearly an hour before the 11 a.m. service, forcing others into the ... More >>
After the jump, the official Trammell Crow obituary sent to local media today. But first, this information concerning services scheduled for Monday:A public service will be held on Monday, January 19, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at Highland Park United Methodist Church, located at 3300 Mockingbird Lane, Dall ... More >>
So, I just read this over at Dallas Blog: ...A small group of influential women who work across the political spectrum raised money for Ed Oakley at a coffee Tuesday at the home of Lucy Billingsley, where Oakley said his polls show him two points ahead... And then I read Tom Leppert's most recent fi ... More >>
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.
For city Councilman Al Lipscomb, taking handouts from power brokers has become a way of life. Is there a problem?
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