Lucy Billingsley

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    The Commisary's John Tesar on a Few New Restaurants and One Double-Decker Burger Bus

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    "North of Ross is the New Downtown."

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    With City's First Municipal Management District Official, Let the Self-Taxing Begin!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    PAC It Up, or: Why Dallas Is "Lucky" the Original Arts District Master Plan "Failed"

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2009

    Incidentally, All Are Invited to the CATOH Watching Party at Tucker on Ross

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    In West Dallas, Finding MMDs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    Hundreds Gather to Celebrate the Life of Trammell Crow, "A Man of Contradictions"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Services for Trammell Crow Set for Monday

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2007

    Trammell's Little Girl Goes Both Ways

    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 >>

  • News

    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.

  • News

    May 30, 1996


    For city Councilman Al Lipscomb, taking handouts from power brokers has become a way of life. Is there a problem?

  • News

    December 22, 1994

    The Crow-Qadhafi Connection

    How a mythic Texas family won the gratitude of a dictator