Maureen Dickey

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Pay Raises for County Commissioners? About Damn Time.

    Guilty little secret time. I'm glad the Dallas County Commissioners voted themselves a 4 percent pay raise Tuesday. I would appreciate it if we could keep this just between us here on Unfair Park, because it's not exactly the best thing for me to be saying out loud in terms of my own personal caree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Jenkins Wants Constables to Put Deputies on Leave, With Pay, During Investigation

    Photo by Patrick MichelsFrom Patrick's multipart series "The D'oh Faces of the Dallas County Commissioners Court"​Patrick paid a visit to The Building Formerly Known as the Texas School Book Depository Friday, where Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins and commissioners John Wiley Price and Maureen Di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Jenkins: Dallas County Deputy Constables Faked Visits to Serve Notice of Evictions, Civil Suits

    Patrick MichelsSorry, from all your friends at the Dallas County Commissioners Court​If you've been evicted without a heads-up in the last two years or so, Dallas County would like to apologize. This morning, County Judge Clay Jenkins and commissioners John Wiley Price and Maureen Dickey did so in ... More >>

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    April 14, 2010

    Judge: When Dallas County OK'd $17-Mil Contract, It Didn't Follow State Law

    ​Maybe you remember: Back in December, locally based Business Resources Corp. sued Dallas County in district court, claiming the commissioners awarded a seven-year, $17.3-million documents-preservation contract to Virginia-based GTSI without ever getting one other bid -- a violation of state law. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Hey, John Wiley, Give a Dog a Bone, Willya?

    ​Doesn't it seem like only yesterday that Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price was telling everybody that County Judge Jim Foster was wacky? Now who wears the wacko jacket every week at commissioners court? This week Price harangued Foster for wanting to direct the county's constables to c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Dallas County Sued Over Complaint It Didn't Take Bids Before Awarding $17.5 Mil Contract

    ​Business Resources Corp., a new locally based historical documents preservation company formed out of the merger of two others, isn't happy with the way Dallas County went about hiring a Virgina company earlier this spring -- so much so that on Wednesday, it filed suit against the county in Dalla ... More >>

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    December 11, 2009

    Wherein Schutze Apologizes to Commissioners Ken Mayfield and Maureen Dickey

    Believe it or not, you can actually own this poster. Makes a great Christmas gift. Put it next to your JWP bobblehead.​I owe an apology to the members of the Dallas County Commissioners Court for remarks in my column this week. I write that they sat idly by and did nothing during a recent outburst ... More >>

  • News

    August 30, 2007

    Judge 'Droid

    Wake him up and he votes

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    July 19, 2007

    Dim and Dimmer

    How many county commissioners does it take to screw in a light bulb?

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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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    October 20, 2005

    The Lone Ranger

    Right, but not quite right, Dallas County Judge Margaret Keliher is reforming county government while infuriating her Republican colleagues

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    September 8, 2005

    After the Flood

    Plus: Still Living, Wrist Slap, We Screwed Up