Pete Schenkel

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    May 11, 2012

    Texas-OU is Staying at the Cotton Bowl

    If you build it dump $82 million into it, they will come. Mayor Mike Rawlings sends word today that it's a lock: The annual, traffic-snarling blood feud between the University of Texas and Oklahoma University known as the Red River Shootout will be played in the Cotton Bowl at least through 2020. ... More >>

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    April 5, 2012

    Texas and OU, Count Your Money: The Cotton Bowl's $25 Million Facelift is a Lock

    The backdrop, the pageantry, the Fried Everything: There are plenty of reasons the folks at Texas and Oklahoma wouldn't mind keeping the schools' annual rivalry at the Cotton Bowl. But these are college football guys we're talking about, so you can't underestimate the Big R. The schools split $10 ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011

    If Texas and OU Need More Seats to Stay at the Cotton Bowl, Well, There Is Room to Expand

    ​It's been all of three years, almost to the day, since then-Mayor Tom Leppert and Tennell Atkins played a game of catch on the Cotton Bowl field to formally commemorate the end of $57 million worth of redos, $30 million of which was paid for out of the 2006 bond program with the State Fair of Tex ... More >>

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    April 12, 2011

    Council Considers Tax Break For Company Represented by Ron Natinsky's Campaign Treasurer Even Though It Doesn't Need It

    Photo by Sam MertenPete Schenkel​At tomorrow's meeting, the city council is expected to approve a tax abatement estimated at approximately $1.7 million and an economic grant of $250,000 for Dean Foods. Pete Schenkel, a consultant for Dean who previously served as vice chair of its board, says ... More >>

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    March 2, 2011

    Mayor Dwaine Caraway's "Calling a New Play"

    Photos by Sam MertenMayor Dwaine Caraway, his wife and council member Dave Neumann this morning at the City Hall Flag Room.​Just minutes before presiding over his first meeting as the city's newly minted mayor, Dwaine Caraway assured a group of around 150 folks gathered for a light breakfast i ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    Seems Like Old Times, as Pete Schenkel Signs On as Natinsky's Mayoral Campaign Treasurer

    ​I've already seen council member Ron Natinsky's for-mayor website -- though, at the moment, it's little more than an under-construction placeholder. But says here that on Thursday, he filed with the City Secretary's Office his official paperwork naming his campaign finance treasurer, which makes ... More >>

  • News

    July 13, 2006

    Swing Low

    So we heal the north-south rift by electing Colonel Sanders mayor?

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    December 1, 2005

    Angel Mayor

    Depending on this FBI probe, Miller gets either her wings or the boot

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    March 18, 2004

    Cops and Monsters

    Lipscomb takes high ground on cop pay, leaves Laura low

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    August 1, 2002

    Inquiring Minds

    Why is ignorance such bliss for so many when it comes to Al Lipscomb?

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    June 7, 2001


    Too much fund?

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    December 7, 2000

    Love's Labor Lost

    The silence is deafening at City Hall over expanding Love Field, but Jim Schutze has some advice for airport neighbors: Buy earplugs.

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    January 20, 2000

    The plantation burns

    Al Lipscomb is on trial for bribery. The real charge is "traitor."

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    November 5, 1998

    Peep-hole power

    It's a scary world out there, but someone's gotta keep it under control. Jim Schutze uncovers the secret agony of the Dallas Citizens Council.

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    October 15, 1998

    The Race Not Run

    Republican Bill Hill is running against Democrat Rick Reed for district attorney. Don't think you have a choice.

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    April 16, 1998
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    April 16, 1998

    Saint Al

    Will he die in prison for the sins of the plantation?

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    January 16, 1997

    Year of the weasel

    From Al Lipscomb to Paul Fielding, it was hard to find straight talk in '96

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    August 22, 1996

    Blind-sided, again

    Al Lipscomb assures us that he has no idea what's going on

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    June 27, 1996

    Leave it to Keever

    DISD's new leader has ambition and ideas--if anybody'd let him finish a meeting

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    May 30, 1996


    For city Councilman Al Lipscomb, taking handouts from power brokers has become a way of life. Is there a problem?