North Texas Council of Governments

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2014

    Private Wylie-to-Greenville Toll Road Will Displace Disabled Children on Horses

    Equest CEO Patrick Bricker couldn't have designed a better spot for a new headquarters. The land, 238 sprawling acres of pasture just off Lake Ray Hubbard in Rowlett, checked all the boxes: close enough to the nonprofit's current home in Wylie to be convenient to its existing base of therapeutic rid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2014

    Uncertainty about the Path of a Dallas Company's Toll Road Worries Property Owners

    At some point next year, a Dallas-based toll company may get permission from the Texas Department of Transportation to build the only toll road in Texas that is totally supported by private finance. The exact route is something that the Texas Turnpike Corp. is still figuring out, but rural property ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Ever Wanted a Humongous Green Road Sign Featuring Tom Landry's Fedora? Now's Your Chance.

    Remember when North Texas hosted the Super Bowl? And how the name of the 30-mile, Arlington-area stretch of Interstate 30 was changed from from the Tom Landry Highway to the Tom Landry Super Bowl Highway? And how we may never host another Super Bowl and that, if we do, it'll be another decade or so? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Mayor Mike's Version of Regionalism: Selling out Dallas to the 'Burbs

    In his speech last week endorsing a new highway in the Trinity River flood zone, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings threw down a gauntlet. It was sort of a buried line. I guess not everybody heard it. I did. He said at one point, "I'm a regionalist," and then he said of people who oppose his view, "For tho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Still a Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On

    Brandon Thibodeaux‚ÄčLots of speculation going on around town about whether the next shoe to fall in Dallas's ongoing City Hall corruption woes may be a Gucci to the head of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price. Today, matter of fact, Kevin Krause has posted a tidbit on The News's City hall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2007

    So, Fellas, What Happened to that $15 Million Development You Promised?

    Apparently, John Wiley Price was talking about the Knights of Pythias Temple today on KNON. Great minds, hunh? So, a Friend of Unfair Park was doing some Interwebs browsing today came across a piece from the Dallas Business Journal in 1996, wherein Dallas developers Cliff Booth and Randy Moses of So ... More >>

  • News

    May 22, 2003

    Down in the Dump

    City's new recycling center just can't seem to master recycling

  • News

    June 22, 2000

    Burned into memory

    A county employee questions the safety of vehicles powered by compressed natural gas

  • News

    July 8, 1999

    By the way...

    The News finally reports the danger of the Trinity River project. Did you notice?

  • News

    March 4, 1999

    Look on the bright side

    City bureaucrats do in a report on closing Harwood Street for the Nasher garden