Barefoot SandersI seem to recall there was some discussion in October about West Dallasites famous enough to include in that parade of giant puppets scheduled to march across the Margaret Hunt Hill during opening-weekend festivities planned for early March -- ah, yes, there it is. So happens the ... More >>
Mattie Nash, when she served on the Dallas City Council in the early 1990sNot long ago, I was re-reading Michael Phillips's White Metropolis: Race, Ethnicity, and Religion in Dallas 1841-2001 and came upon the section dealing with the demolition of 1,000 homes in the early '90s. Most, wrote Phill ... More >>
So, looks like the Dallas Independent School District's Board of Trustees meeting tomorrow -- a specially called get-together, as they don't normally meet in July -- should be an especially interesting one. Because only a few hours after we posted the item about Joyce Foreman's displeasure over the ... More >>
We have a few questions about Tom Leppert's inaugural speech, delivered yesterday at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center and reprinted in its entirety after the jump (courtesy the city's Web site). But chief among them is this: Why did Leppert say, "A well-known philosopher once said, 'What is a ... More >>
It's a scary world out there, but someone's gotta keep it under control. Jim Schutze uncovers the secret agony of the Dallas Citizens Council.
Thousands of people in Dallas need a cheap place to live. So why is the city destroying homes that could be saved?