The Dallas Morning News has an editorial this morning suggesting that the Dallas school district put a top internal investigator on leave last month to cover something up. The editorial is a development of some good writing Mike Hashimoto has been doing on the paper's opinion blog, and, for once, I ... More >>
Last night on WFAA Channel 8, reporter Brett Shipp aired a one-on-one interview with a retired Dallas business executive living in Santa Fe saying that Dallas schools chief Mike Miles needs to be whacked. I'm not accusing Shipp or the former businessman, J. McDonald Williams, of expressing anything ... More >>
Last night, WFAA's Brett Shipp released the latest in what's becoming a series of investigative pieces on the administration of Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles. "For the third time in less that two months, a DISD internal investigation has uncovered alleged wrongdoing by a top district adminis ... More >>
Follow-up question: Will he survive?
Typically, a $219,700 contract aimed at boosting parent engagement would sail past Dallas ISD's Board of Trustees with barely a murmur. It represents, after all, a vanishingly small speck of the district's $1.2 billion budget, and its goal -- getting parents involved in their children's education -- ... More >>
In Dallas ISD, a fight over principals, race and a slice of the pie.
On January 5, a student at Dallas ISD's Sunset High wrote a letter to his school's assistant principal. It was about his math teacher, Richard Hood. According to the student, Hood was having students in his Algebra II class memorize answers in advance of the coming Assessments of Course Performance ... More >>
Speaking of the Dallas Independent School District's doings ... No doubt you recall the ugly allegations that came out of Ebby Halliday Elementary School in the fall, stories of abuse and intimidation that resulted in principal Kamalia Cotton going to another campus (Phillis Wheatley Elementary ... More >>
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission just sent along a press release in which it acknowledges that the agency's general counsel and Office of Professional Responsibility (otherwise known as Internal Affairs) are investigating Administrator Alan Steen. For what? For comments he made to the m ... More >>
I smell an upset. Or is it just really dark urine? If you’re not too hungover tomorrow morning, ESPN’s Texas-OU GameDay crew will set up shop outside the Cotton Bowl at 9 a.m. I think it'd be funny to see someone hold up a Pacman Jones cutout in the background, but that's just me. Look for L ... More >>
Judge John Henry McBryde ruled his court like a minor despot, angering lawyers and fellow judges. Now they're lined up to depose him, and the Constitution be damned.
Julio Mercado is Dallas' brand-new DEA boss, and he's inherited kilos of trouble. His city is about to be declared a drug disaster zone, but all his narcs seem to care about is snitching on each other.