Subject:

Lupe Valdez

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    Dallas County Jail Starts Offering Halal Meals to Muslim Inmates, Sparks Miniature Backlash

    Sheriff Lupe Valdez made the announcement quietly last week while visiting with a small gathering of local Muslim Democrats: The Dallas County jail is now serving halal meals to Muslim inmates and making arrangements to better accommodate their fasts during the month of Ramadan. Maybe she felt the ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011

    Dallas County Gets the OK to Move More Than 900 Beds Back Into Lew Sterrett North Tower

    Via.The Decker jail way before it was the Decker jail​Last month, Dallas County officials -- chief among them, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins -- went down to Austin to ask the Texas Commission on Jail Standards if it'd be OK to add 928 additional beds in the Lew Sterrett North Tower, so-called " ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    Apparently, Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez Needs to Remind Some of You: Don't Be a Jerk

    Photos by Andrea GrimesT.J. Griffin, of Lift-Aids demonstrates the extra room many disabled parkers need to get in and out of their vehicles.​Nothing like the holiday season to bring out the best in all of us, right? Notsomuch, says the Dallas County Sheriff's Department, which held a press confer ... More >>

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    May 26, 2010

    A Very Creepy Video Made From Dallas County Sheriff's Department Squad Car Dashcams

    The Dallas County Sheriff's Department only recently, and very quietly, began posting videos to the YouTube -- like this promo video we mentioned a few weeks back, and Sheriff Lupe Valdez's very brief inaugural Webcast (in which, right off the bat, she says "this was done with little to no expense t ... More >>

  • News

    January 1, 2009

    Buzz Reviews the News of 2008: Yes. It Was All Bad.

    Sex clubs in the 'burbs, teacher layoffs in the district, black holes in the commissioners court—Buzz makes perfect sense of 2008

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Dallas County's Early Birds See Blue

    Brandon Thibodeaux Lowell Cannaday and Lupe Valdez during one of their debates The troops are scattered hither and yon: with the Dems at Bishop Arts, with the Republicans at the Raddison, and we've even pulled Pulle back into the fold for a night to hang with Alan Vaught at the Lakewood Tavern, hot ... More >>

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    November 4, 2008

    GOP Kisses Sheriff’s Race Goodbye

    Sam Merten Lowell Cannaday and his wife Rose, who was choked up during her hubby’s speech After John Carona, Dan Branch, Angie Chen Button and Pete Sessions celebrated the handful of victories by the Republican Party in Dallas County, Lowell Cannaday -- who I had been trying to track down all n ... More >>

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    October 31, 2008

    Take It Easy On Lupe. And: EARTHQUAKE!

    Sam Merten Still not sure what I’ll wear for Halloween, but I’ve ruled out this costume so far. The first sip: Happy Halloween -- and, speaking of, earthquakes in the DFW? Maybe Irving and Grand Prarie are going as Los Angeles this year. Me, I was thinking of dressing as Sheriff Lupe Valdez -- ... More >>

  • News

    October 23, 2008

    Keys to the Jail

    There's only one thing tougher than running for Dallas County sheriff—getting people to care

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    October 15, 2008

    Bill Clinton Stops By Thomas Jefferson for Democratic Party Pep Rally

    Patrick Michels Bill warms up the crowd with a shout-out to Lupe Valdez A packed house last night at Thomas Jefferson High School, where Bill Clinton dropped in to rally the troops in support of U.S. Senatorial candidate Rick Noriega and, I think, Barack Obama, whose name he dropped only once. (OK, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2008

    Matt Pulle's Still Writing About Lupe Valdez. Just Not for Unfair Park.

    You remember Matt Pulle, right? Sure you do. Used to work here. Used to write plenty of pieces about Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez -- like, oh, how she didn't pass her law-enforcement exam, for starters, and wasn't very good at sending e-mails. Then he left for Nashville for a couple of years, o ... More >>

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    September 4, 2008
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    August 21, 2008
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    July 1, 2008

    Valdez "Shocked" and "Confused" Over Discovery Channel Uproar

    Sam Merten Sheriff Lupe Valdez and District Attorney Craig Watkins, trying to put the commissioners' threat of a lawsuit out of commission. As you may know by now, the Dallas County commissioners voted unanimously this morning to seek a court order stopping the Discovery Channel from filming a docu ... More >>

  • News

    January 24, 2008

    Sheriff Jim Bowles Redux

    Former Sheriff Jim Bowles wants another try at fixing the jail some say he broke

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    January 3, 2008

    Dallas Flashes Back to 1997

    A Trinity River vote, the return of the Citizens Council, a corruption case at City Hall. Buzz is confused. Was this 2007 or 1997?

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    November 16, 2007
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    November 2, 2007

    Deaf Leppert, Sheriff Lupe Gets a New Foe and Breathing in Some Smelly Truth

    "No, you're not Mayor Tom. Excuse me. Sorry. Thought you were the mayor. Hello ...?" Well, it’s time to admit the obvious. The Tom Leppert I thought I knew was a fake. Fake. Fake. Fake. Fake. Fake. As Elaine might say. No matter how hard I picked on Leppert during the mayoral race, mocking the ca ... More >>

  • News

    September 27, 2007

    Dallas Can't Spin Latest Jail Lawsuit

    The County can't get away from the latest bad news on its troubled jail

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2007

    Tonight's Guests: Ahnuld, Naomi, Eva ... and Lupe!

    Now we know the answer to: "What do Eva Longoria, John Legend and Lupe Valdez have in common?" Carlos Watson has been around your TV dial for the last few years, popping up as a chat-show host on such outlets as CNBC, CNN and BET. Now, it appears he has some syndicated show about to bow in September ... More >>

  • News

    August 23, 2007

    Pee-yew

    Take a whiff of the upcoming sheriff's election

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    August 20, 2007
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    July 18, 2007

    Start Your Engines

    We need a hero. Well, it looks like embattled (should that be her first name now?) Sheriff Lupe Valdez may have an opponent in the Democratic primary. We don’t know much about the guy yet, other than he’s relatively young and works in the District Attorney’s Office, but we’ll fill you in on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2007

    Job Seeker

    Pete Schulte is running against Lupe Valdez -- a fellow Democrat. Whuh-oh. Well, we just got off the phone with Pete Schulte, who plans to run against Sheriff Lupe Valdez in the Democratic primary next March. Only 29, Schulte works as a prosecutor in the District Attorney’s Office and is a former ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2007

    A Family Tells Commissioners: Our Son's "Treated Like an Animal" in County Jail

    Still sounds like there's a lot of injustice taking place at the Lew Sterrett Justice Center. Sheriff Lupe Valdez recently told The Dallas Morning News that under her watch, the ever-beleagured jail has improved "400 percent." She should have told that to Jill and Conrad Galvin, the devoted parents ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2007

    "Please Hold For Mrs. Kunkle."

    Who do you think Lupe Valdez called back last night: Sarah Dodd or Sarah Kunkle? Because Schutze thinks he too needs a new last name. Sarah Dodd had a good piece last night on KTVT-Channel 11 about "runaway" overtime pay for Dallas County jailers. County Commisiosner John Wiley Price weighed in wit ... More >>

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    January 11, 2007
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    January 11, 2007

    New Year's Resolutions

    Resolution Guide 2007

  • News

    December 14, 2006

    Fed-up Feds

    U.S. Justice Department investigators find horrid conditions at Dallas County's jail

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    December 11, 2006

    Exclusive: Feds Damn County Jail as "Grossly Inadequate"

    Department of Justice officials have concluded that conditions at the Lew Sterrett Justice Center amount to a house of horrors. It was even worse than anyone expected. Just more than a year after it launched its investigation of the Dallas County jail, the U.S. Department of Justice on Saturday sent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2006

    Someone Needs to Teach Sheriff Lupe How to Use E-mail.

    Sheriff Lupe Valdez exposes a rather small-minded philosophy about the press in an e-mail she accidentally sent me this afternoon. Earlier, I sent a public information request to her legal advisor, Leslie Sweet, for copies of internal affairs complaints of four Dallas County Sheriff's Department em ... More >>

  • News

    November 16, 2006

    Accidental Victors

    Wait...we voted for who?

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    November 2, 2006

    He Didn't Shoot the Sheriff

    Sheriff Lupe Valdez says she's no friend of the man arrested for threatening to kill her. Well, yeah. We have a few more bizarre details about Norman Russell, the Dallas man arrested last week for threatening to kill Sheriff Lupe Valdez. Turns out the 53-year-old, who Garland police say later threa ... More >>

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    October 30, 2006
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    October 12, 2006

    Raising Dallas

    Love lives at the jail

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    August 11, 2006

    Locked and Loaded

    The Invisible Sheriff strikes again. This week, we wrote about how Lupe Valdez infuriated her rank-and-file officers when she declined to fire Larry Locke, one of her top chiefs, for keeping a Thompson submachine gun in his storage cabinet. Valdez had overruled her highest-ranking employee, Jesse Fl ... More >>

  • News

    August 10, 2006

    They Shot the Sheriff

    A machine gun rattles windows at the sheriff's office

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    July 7, 2006
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    June 23, 2006

    If at First You Don't Succeed

    Congratulations are certainly in order for Sheriff Lupe Valdez after she passed her mandatory state law enforcement exam on her second try yesterday, knowing that if she flunked it would generate another round of ugly headlines for her department. Still, rather than modestly announce the good news a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2006

    Sheriff Bowles: Gone, But Not Forgetting

    Was Jim Bowles defending Lupe Valdez when he sent The Dallas Morning News a letter this weekend, or was he covering his own behind? On Friday, The Dallas Morning News ran an editorial regarding the poor job performance of Sheriff Lupe Valdez--or, as the paper version of Unfair Park put it in Matt Pu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2006

    Keliher Gets Testy

    One day after news broke here that Sheriff Lupe Valdez flunked a required state law enforcement test, Dallas County Judge Margaret Keliher is thinking that the folks down in Austin need to draw some guidelines on who exactly can ascend to the top law enforcement position in Texas counties. "You ough ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2006

    Exclusive: Sheriff Lupe Ain't a Good Test-Taker

    It hasn't been a good month for the sheriff. Just a week after being taken to task by the Dallas County Commissioners Court over her department's skyrocketing overtime costs, now comes the startling news that Sheriff Lupe Valdez flunked a state licensing test required of all law enforcement officers ... More >>

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    May 18, 2006
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    May 4, 2006

    Sheriff Who?

    Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez was a revolutionary candidate--as a leader, not so much

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    May 2, 2006

    Hard Day's Night

    Dallas County commissioners are irritated with Sheriff Lupe Valdez after she submitted her recent overtime expenses for the first five and a half months of the 2006 fiscal year. Nearly 35 jailors, whose salaries are typically less than $40,000 a year, made more than $15,000 in overtime pay from Octo ... More >>

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    April 4, 2006

    And Justice for All

    Anyone who thought that the Department of Justice's investigation of the Dallas County Jail would be a whitewash is sorely mistaken. This morning, at an otherwise uneventful Dallas County commissioner's court subcommittee hearing, budget director Ryan Brown was talking about how the county is almost ... More >>

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    December 15, 2005

    Justice Delayed

    A woman's story of life behind bars might be of interest to federal investigators

  • News

    September 15, 2005

    Cell Disease

    Being sick in Dallas County's troubled jail can be a death sentence

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    November 18, 2004
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    November 11, 2004

    The Missing People's Agenda

    Plus: The Turkey Test; New Sheriff in Town

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