Mattie Nash

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    The Historical Figures To Be Turned Into Giant Puppets For Calatrava Bridge Bow

    Barefoot Sanders‚ÄčI 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Mattie Nash, Former City Council Member and Housing Activist, Died Sunday at 87

    Mattie Nash, when she served on the Dallas City Council in the early 1990s‚ÄčNot 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2008

    DISD Board of Trustees No Doubt Thrilled About Tomorrow's Meeting

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2007

    Much Ado About Nothing

    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 >>

  • News

    November 5, 1998

    Peep-hole power

    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.

  • News

    November 2, 1995

    Razing Hopes (Part II)

    Thousands of people in Dallas need a cheap place to live. So why is the city destroying homes that could be saved?