Last week, Gregory London got his job back. The Precinct 1 deputy constable had been fired in 2011 along with 16 of his peers after a county audit of the constabulary's GPS units concluded that the officers had lied about their whereabouts, saying they were serving, say, an eviction notice at a give ... More >>
Cortes says Ken Mayfield's admission that he's helping his opponent reinforces his latest campaign e-mail.When Republican Ken Mayfield admitted to us that he's been recruiting volunteers to help Democrat Beth Villarreal defeat Precinct 5 Constable Jaime Cortes in Tuesday's upcoming Democratic ... More >>
Sam MertenKen Mayfield may not know Beth Villarreal, but she's not Jaime Cortes, and that's enough for him to lend a helping hand in the April 13 runoff between the two Dems.Nothing whets our political appetite like rumors of alliances between Republicans and Democrats during election season. ... More >>
Constable Jaime CortesHad a brief but interesting talk a little while ago with Precinct 5 Constable Jaime Cortes, during which we touched on a couple of things, among them a counterclaim filed in a Dallas County court on Wednesday in which Cortes is suing the three deputies who filed court papers ... More >>
Mike OrozcoFour years ago we were writing about the race for Dallas County Precinct 5 constable: Mike Dupree v. Jaime Cortes. Ah, the good ol' days; how things have .... changed? Now, it's Jaime Cortes v. a handful of comers looking to snatch away his job, which he only got after Dallas County Co ... More >>
A Trinity River vote, the return of the Citizens Council, a corruption case at City Hall. Buzz is confused. Was this 2007 or 1997?
We always kind of knew Dallas County Judge Jim Foster didn’t do a whole lot, but now we have proof. Last week, the county belatedly released Foster’s 2007 schedule of public appointments and appearances, and, as it turns out, one of the top elected officials in North Texas puts in as many hours ... More >>
Meet the new boss, Jaime Cortes, who's not nearly the same as the old boss. Not even close. Every now and then, taking the high road pays off. Jaime Cortes, who twice ran and lost against The Constable Formerly Known as Mike Dupree while never responding to the incumbent’s personal and baseless at ... More >>
Ex-Constable Mike Dupree learns the value of keeping one's mouth shut
When we harass sources, we always leave our names
Just in case you forgot, this is Dallas County Constable Mike Dupree with Angel Martinez -- the former lover Dupree had deported to Honduras. OK, so apparently Dallas County Constable Mike “King of the Latin Lovers” Dupree wants to throw down with one of the Dallas Observer’s reporters by pedd ... More >>
Yet another deputy alleges misdeeds by Constable Mike Dupree
Dupree will be your father figure
Has Constable Mike Dupree finally packed it in?
Good times, good times: Mike Dupree with Angel Martinez, his former lover who he had deported to Honduras L'Affair Dupree is only getting more interesting. This week in Buzz, we reported that Constable Mike Dupree packed up his office in the wake of a rather unsexy sex scandal. Turns out, three of h ... More >>
Dupree's so-called ex is ordered home, but the DA might want a word with him first
Redeeming Deep Ellum; Segregated by Choice
What prompted Constable Mike Dupree to jail his ex-lover?
Constable Mike Dupree met with various activists recently and told them that the recent Dallas Observer story that chronicled his affair-gone-bad with an illegal immigrant from Honduras was inaccurate. Which is sort of odd, since we got the story from Dupree, who readily talked to us about the relat ... More >>
Constable Mike Dupree deports his ex-lover to Honduras
The stakes are low in Constable Mike Dupree's re-election campaign--so are the blows
Dallas Constable Aurelio Castillo claims the criminal charges against him are a political conspiracy. His opponents say he's just a doofus.
Accused of bribery, ineptitude, and cattle rustling, rookie constable Aurelio Castillo can't tell his friends from his enemies anymore