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Max Wells

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Dwaine Caraway Thinks Dallas is Bungling its Search for a New Park Director

    The city's Park and Recreation Board is looking for someone to replace Paul Dyer, who is retiring after two decades at the helm of the parks department. Last week, a seven-member search committee, comprised of park board president Max Wells and a half dozen other board members, decided to keep the s ... More >>

  • News

    June 21, 2007

    The Choir Boy Mayor

    What Tom Leppert's campaign tells you about Tom Leppert

  • News

    May 17, 2007

    Last Men Standing

    Leppert and Oakley show that what you think about Dallas politics could be wrong

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2007
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    May 12, 2007

    And the (Early) Winner Is...

    Matt Pulle's Our Man Downtown tonight with the results from early voting, which are as follows: Your early clubhouse leader is Tom Leppert, with 29 percent of the early vote (7,403 votes). Ed Oakley comes in at second, with 19 percent (4,957). Don Hill comes in third with 14 percent (3,583). Max We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2007

    So, Lesse, Tom Leppert...Ed Oakley...and Don Hill? Or Max Wells?

    As of 577 precincts left to report -- meaning, all of them -- Tom Leppert's just waiting to find out who joins him in the runoff. Unless he gets 50 percent of the vote. Which ain't gonna happen. Well, I think we can say that Tom Leppert is safely in the runoff. He already has 7,403 votes in early vo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2007

    With Ten Percent of the Precincts Reporting...

    Our Man Downtown Matt Pulle reports: Ten percent of the precincts have reported in, and Leppert's still holding strong with 29 percent of the votes (9,338 votes). Oakley's pulled up to 20 percent of the vote, with 6,508 votes counted so far. Don Hill remains in third, with 12.61 percent, or 4,060 vo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2007

    Why Don Hill Might Not Make Up More Ground Tonight

    Our Man Downtown says: Don Hill's done. Why? Because most of the Southern sector votes have been counted, and it's likely Hill will drop from here on out, especially as Lake Highlands and East Dallas precincts keep reporting in. For instance, Max Wells' former council district, which is now Bill Bla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2007

    Only 119 Precincts Left to Go...

    We're almost done tonight, folks: With most of the votes in -- 64,234, to be exact -- Tom Leppert's got 27.19 percent, or 17,463 votes. Ed Oakley's still in second, with 20.75 percent (or 13,328 votes). Don Hill's still in third, with 14.37 percent -- or 9,228 votes. Max Wells is still a little behi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2007

    At This Point, Feel Free to Write In "Unfair Park" on Your Ballot Tomorrow

    So, Jennifer Gale, who probably had to get a ride, showed to the final mayoral forum, but Don Hill, Ed Oakley and Max Wells couldn't be bothered. That's nice. More than two months ago, I attended a mayoral forum hosted by the Dallas Police Association and left thoroughly confused about how the top s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2007

    Tomorrow's Forecast: Gloomy, with a Slight Chance of Disaster and Late-Evening Sunshine

    I have nothing but ambiguity, confusion and darkness to offer you, Friends of Unfair Park, on the eve of tomorrow’s mayoral election. There are no certainties, only wild cards. Here are just a few:

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2007
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    May 8, 2007

    Mayoral Candidates to Tear This Mother Down Tonight, Unless They're All For Historic Preservation

    Tonight you can go ask Ed Oakley about the 2,000 apartments he wants to tear down -- to stop the crime, of course. A note to all our Friends concerned about the future of Deep Ellum (and the rest of Dallas, for that matter): You should attend tonight’s Dallas Mayoral Leadership Forum, scheduled to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2007

    Max Wells Has it in for Tom Leppert, Even As Sam Coats is Getting Seriously Cute in His Latest Ad

    Well, we were going to link to Max Wells' latest TV spot, in which some hired gun sits on his front-porch rocking chair while taking shots at Tom Leppert's love for Hawaii and that $6.6 mil check Turner Construction had to write to the government. Only, the ad, which was on Wells' multimedia Web pag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2007
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    May 4, 2007

    Don Hill Goes Down the River with Sam Coats and Angela Hunt. Say What?

    Don Hill, we love your style -- goin' all aginner eight days before the election. Love it. Fabulous. Keep it up. You're now officially Jim Schutze's kind of guy. A mere afterthought in the mayor’s race just a few weeks ago, the Trinity River Project -- specifically, the fate of the Trinity Parkway ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2007
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    April 27, 2007

    And Your Next Mayor Is...

    Either Gary Griffith is more popular than we think he is, or he has three interns who figured out how to cast 1,638 votes for him. The results of The Highly Unofficial Unfair Park Mayoral Poll are in, and the new mayor of Dallas is...Gary Griffith. Seriously? Yes, 6,723 of our Friends voted -- eithe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2007

    Get Polled

    Ed Oakley, Jim Schutze may not be a fan, but the Friends of Unfair Park like you just fine...so far. Just a reminder that the Highly Unofficial Unfair Park Mayoral Poll's up and running till 5 p.m. tomorrow. Thus far, it's been a fascinating 24 hours, with nearly 2,200 votes cast as of 8:50 this mor ... More >>

  • News

    April 26, 2007

    Take the Cheese

    We've "max"ed out on old-age jokes

  • News

    April 26, 2007

    Slow Out the Gate

    Don Hill's late decision to run for mayor could benefit other candidates

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2007

    Full-Court Press Releases

    Brian Harkin Someone told us the other day this photo of Sam Coats almost makes them wanna vote for the guy. "Makes him look tough." Which is one way of putting it. If a mayoral candidate has a beef with one of his fellow combatants, we usually hear about it -- in the form of a press release, which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2007

    Sam Coats, You're Movin' On Up

    Ed, couldn't you have found a mayor people actually voted for? And one they remember? C'mon -- you're loaded. Only a political reporter would ever say this: Sam Coats is super hot. This week, the afterthought candidate became the rage of the local blog world after he debuted two pitch-perfect comm ... More >>

  • News

    April 19, 2007

    Don't You Wish Your Mayor Was Hot Like Me

    Dallas' mayoral wannabes are all nice guys. Where's the fun in that?

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2007

    Sam Coats Whips Out His Fresh Eyes...

    ...in a new TV spot in which, once more, Coats tells us he's against the Trinity River toll road -- or at least all for a toll road referendum. Dig the folksy music. Dig it hard. Then head over to Sharon Boyd's Web site to see Max Wells' latest flier, which went out only to folks in Oak Cliff and So ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2007

    Don Hill Has "Courage." So, Thanks, FBI!

    Low on dough, Don Hill's finally talking about that danged ol' FBI investigation. Yeah, right -- what FBI investigation? Well, he brought it up. This afternoon, at a mayoral forum hosted by the Stemmons Corridor Business Association, Don Hill mentioned that he has been the subject of an FBI investig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2007

    Matt Pulle Still Doesn't Give Jennifer Gale a Chance. That's a Shame.

    We took this off Sam Coats' Web site, because, damn it, it just makes us giggle. Just don't let Dr. Seuss' people see this. Well, it's time, once again, for your end-of-the-week rankings of the top eight mayoral candidates. Usually when I do this I make it clear there is a very distinct chance I don ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2007
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    April 6, 2007

    Mayoral Candidates Like to Ac-cent-thcu-ate the Positive. If Only We Could Vote For All of Them!

    That's right, Don Hill. You are No. 1 on our hit parade this week. Hey, pal, you earned the right. I have a bit of a confession: I really like the candidates running for Dallas mayor. If I were 60 years older, I might even like to play shuffleboard with some of them. Just about all of them are intel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2007

    Wherein We Declare Don Hill the Current Frontrunner and Sam Coats...Wait, This Can't Be Right...Hip?

    We're not saying Matt Pulle has a man-crush on Sam Coats. We would never say it. Not outloud. Nope. Welcome to the second installment of Unfair Park's weekly round-up of the top eight mayoral candidates. We shuffled part of the list around a little bit, not so much because anything interesting happe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2007

    Wherein Gary Griffith Tries to Remind People He's Running for Mayor

    Gary Griffith says of Tom Leppert and Max Wells: They "simply miss the mark." Oh, no, he dint. Till now, Gary Griffith's mayoral campaign has been distinguished by his taste for cheese and his profound ability to fear-monger in the absence of idea-mongering. (Most recently, he's also come out for La ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2007

    The Elite Eight, or: Get Your Mayoral Brackets Ready!

    Edward Okpa: If you aren't gonna take him seriously as a mayoral candidate, then we will. Of course, look what happened to the last guy bestowed that particular honor. On Tuesday the Northwood Republican Women's Club hosted a mayoral debate at a Luby's on Hampton Road. OK, not so much. Actually, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2007
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    March 9, 2007

    Zzzzz...Huh? Oh Yeah. That Mayor Thingy.

    Have you heard? Tom Leppert is a businessman. There is the glamourous and consequential side of journalism: Covering a presidential race, writing about a war, detailing the side effects of a new cancer drug, profiling Maggie Gyllenhaal. And there is this: Attending a debate for Dallas mayor at 7:30 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2007

    Griffith and Wells: Eww, Tube.

    By now, you've no doubt seen Gary Griffith's anti-cheese ad; wow, really going out on a limb there, hunh, coming out against drugs. (Why "ironically called cheese," incidentally?) If you haven't seen the ad, which Griffith's peeps posted to YouTube this morning, here it is: Silly, innit? But we h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2007

    Wherein Max Wells Calls Himself "Max Wells" and Ed Oakley Says He's Already the Mayor

    We love this photo of Max Wells, because it suggests Max Wells already believes he's mayor. Actually, Ed Oakley already has the job of pretend mayor. They made the WaMu Banker's Pen look like the cast of Lost. We're talking about the top-tier candidates for mayor, who last night gathered at a Dallas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2007

    Would-Be Mayors and Their Money, Honey

    Future record producer Zac Crain Yeah, fine, Max Wells has more than half a mil on hand for the mayoral race, 300 thou of it in his back pocket. And, yeah, Our Pal Zac's bringing up the near rear with $1,942 on hand (but wait till ya get a load of his CD Saturday). At least Z.C. and West Dallas Cha ... More >>

  • News

    December 21, 2006

    Mitchell Says No

    So what about the dogfight on the Trinity River Project?

  • News

    June 8, 2006

    Leading man

    Don Hill could be a contender

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2006

    Observer Writer Seeks Can-Do-Over

    I have no idea how serious a mayoral candidate Zac Crain will be come next year's elections; Lord knows he's swimming in a crowded pool that will likely include not only Mayor Laura Miller, but also attorney and perennial candidate Darrell Jordan, council members Don Hill and Bill Blaydes (and, just ... More >>

  • News

    June 30, 2005

    Shoe One

    ...was the FBI. Watch out, City Hall. Shoe Two's comin'.

  • News

    November 11, 1999

    Ethical dilemma

    It was reformers vs. the business-as-usual crowd on Dallas' ethics task force. Somehow the reformers won. Sort of.

  • News

    February 20, 1997

    Anything else?

    Council hopeful Brenda Reyes already leads the pack in controversy

  • News

    May 23, 1996
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    January 11, 1996

    Private dealing

    How Ron Kirk killed the public arena briefing

  • News

    November 23, 1995

    Big D upside down

    North Dallas council members complain they've been disenfranchised

  • News

    October 19, 1995

    Sex and city hall

    How strip bars have their way with the Dallas city council

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    June 22, 1995

    Wide open town

    Unlike Big D, Houston thrives on open government

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    June 22, 1995
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    November 3, 1994

    Whose city is it, anyway?

    Arena documents, discussions remain hidden from the public

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