Luke Crosland stands at the window of his seventh-floor office and looks out across Preston Center. In the foreground, a tangle of luxury SUVs battle for access to a shabby, two-story parking garage that seems to deteriorate before his eyes. The garage is ringed by a jumble of aging retail strips th ... More >>
The people who love and defend White Rock Lake Park are not idiots and nutcases. They went to war two years ago against a plan to mow Winfrey Point meadow and turn it into a commercial parking lot, because they did not want a commercial parking lot in a beautiful park. But five months later they rea ... More >>
Quitting now on city's anti-immigrant court fight would be pricey.
White Rock fans and Highland Park rowers learn that at City Hall, life is but a scream.
The Highland Park White Rock Lake Carnival Cruise Ship story comes into tighter focus with each passing hour, and so far the real story looks a little worse with every new detail. Not to take the onus off the Parkies at all, but I've been getting strong indications that another major player in thi ... More >>
Speaking of the assassination of John F. Kennedy ...For a long while now we've written about the ongoing fight between the city of Dallas and Jane Bryant, owner of the decaying apartment complex on 600 Elsbeth near Bishop Arts where, in 1962, Lee Harvey Oswald and wife Marina briefly lived. Just ... More >>
We've been hearing for some time that the Citizens Against the Taxpayer-Owned Hotel would be seeking a temporary restraining order sooner than later to keep the city from proceeding with the convention center hotel without a proper vote. Turns out, sooner was yesterday: Citizens Against the Taxpayer ... More >>
As the city council looks at rezoning, we're wary of the quick-money guys
By now, no doubt, you've read The Dallas Morning News' piece about Farmers Branch's tenacity: Despite the fact the federal courts have all but killed Ordinance 2903, which called for punishing landlords who knowingly rented to illegal immigrants, the city council next week will once more consider a ... More >>
East Dallas really is cool, if you get past the B-O-L-G-N-A
I just spoke with Angela Hunt, who told me something quite stunning about the allegations of fraudulent signatures being leveled against the TrinityVote petition campaign. She said she had been informed that none of the allegedly suspicious signatures is among the 48,000-plus signatures that have be ... More >>
If citywide planning means more apartments and strip retail, let's not plan
The city council weighs a serious new sex law
They get elected with stolen votes, and then they start divvying up the goodies
Forget talk of a settlement. Bachman Lake homeowners vow to fight their war against bare nipples to the bitter end.
It was reformers vs. the business-as-usual crowd on Dallas' ethics task force. Somehow the reformers won. Sort of.
Lincoln Property and Ray Nasher play it down and dirty with homeowners
Ray Nasher wants to give the city his sculptures, but first there's a small zoning matter
A legal comedy of errors led to a $5 million tragedy for the city
How a giant lawsuit against General Motors could leave lawyers with millions - and Texas truck owners breathing fumes