Former Dallas mayor Laura Miller has a great piece today on the op-ed page of The Dallas Morning News about the absolute insanity of hiring yet another city manager for Dallas from within the inbred, cultic, code-talking clan of apparatchiks usually described politely as "city staff." She cites th ... More >>
After an agreement was reached earlier to let the city mow the wild grass at Winfrey Point, both City Hall and the Arboretum have come out firing PR-wise, trying to turn the tide of support for keeping cars off of the "prairie." Below you'll find releases sent by both City Hall, which swears it's g ... More >>
Speaking of Fair Park ...In the wake of its inclusion on the American Planning Association's list of Great Public Places, several Friends of Unfair Park have asked: How's that long-proposed plan to open the fairgrounds year-round(ish) coming? And: What about the pending closure of The Women's Mus ... More >>
Peter HarnikAbout a month ago we gave you the heads-up that Dallas City Hall would be overrun all day today with planners and politicians looking for a home in the heart of the 21st Century city. Fingers crossed a few of us'll have time enough to slip in and out during the day to report on what J ... More >>
If the discussion at Dallas City Hall today is any indication, that outta-nowhere proposal to privatize the Dallas Zoo and the Aquarium at Fair Park is all but a done deal. Expect the city to turn over the keys to the Dallas Zoological Society by October 1 following a vote next week by the city c ... More >>
As mentioned earlier, I spent this afternoon at City Hall digesting PowerPoint presentations during the council's Trinity River Corridor Project Committee meeting in hopes of getting to the bottom of some possible delays in the Dallas Floodway Extension outlined here. But having been to enough of th ... More >>
The cell phone rang at 10 last night, and Lily Tomlin was on the other end at long last to talk about, right, Jenny the elephant -- though she did have some to say about her canceled HBO series set in Dallas, 12 Miles of Bad Road, including a story involving Mary Kay Place and Ross Perot Jr. you'll ... More >>
Jenny Seriously, I hadn't intended on writing another Jenny the elephant item this week -- not even to point out this freshly minted Associated Press story about the zoo vs. sanctuary debate or to direct your attention to this ever-growing petition calling for her to be moved to The Elephant Sanctua ... More >>
The Cowboys want to move back to Fair Park--so, there goes the neighborhood?
Could the proposed Cowboys stadium spell the end for Smirnoff MusicCentre?
The city alleges that horses at Samuell Farm's private riding concession were mistreated
While Dallas fools around with the Olympics, the Cotton Bowl crumbles
Dallas attorney Darrell Jordan wants to cover the Cotton Bowl--anyone got $150 million to spare?
JFK assassination buffs who peddle their wares on the grassy knoll think there's a plot to put them out of business. They may be right.