Twinkie is risen from the ashes of its liquidated parent, Hostess, and will visit the shelves of grocery stores and gas stations once more on July 15. That means Ho Hos and Ding Dongs will return in what its new owners have dubbed "The Sweetest Comeback in the History of Ever." Private equity firms ... More >>
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Our cover story this week deals with the Dallas Police & Fire Pension System, the owners of the much-argued-about Museum Tower project in the Arts District. In researching the story, we obtained a draft of the fund's 2011 annual report, which hasn't been released yet. It shows that although the pens ... More >>
At the ungodly hour of 8:30 a.m. today, the Dallas Police & Fire Pension System board of trustees held their monthly meeting. We decided to join them, both due to our love of waking up in what was basically the middle of the night to sit in a conference room, and because of the presence of one tanta ... More >>
Back in April, Beck Ventures, a Dallas-based investment management company, told us of their big fancy plans to transform the Valley View Center into "Midtown Dallas; a mixed-use lifestyle project, creating an urban oasis at one of Dallas' most venerable and desirable locations." As we all know, t ... More >>
To catch you up in case you haven't been paying attention, James Dondero, who owns the 72nd most expensive house in Dallas, eats giraffe jerky, and once stood next to George W. Bush, is the co-founder of Highland Capital Management, a $20 billion hedge fund and private equity firm headquartered here ... More >>
Mitt Romney’s years at Bain Capital represent everything you hate about capitalism.
Over on the Star-Telegram's music blog this afternoon, music critic Preston Jones posted a nice little Q&A with Hudson Moore, the Fort Worth-based country singer-songwriter who has been tapped to be the very first performer at this year's Austin City Limits Music Festival. It's either an awes ... More >>
Kenneth Cooper at Dallas City Hall this morningFor a good hour or so this morning, there was a parade of people to the briefing-room podium at Dallas City Hall to discuss the Mayor's Youth Fitness Initiative, funded with $1 million worth of seed money from Oncor. Among those on hand: Mike Rawling ... More >>
Hicks in October, when he told all of the U.K. that the sale of Liverpool was an "epic swindle."Moment after a Dallas court date that cleared the way for the sale of Liverpool FC to New England Sports Ventures, attorneys representing Tom Hicks called it an "extraordinary swindle" and vowed to "ap ... More >>
Flickr user: Judson WeinsheimerLast night we told you that City Manager Mary Suhm's considering letting someone else manage Dallas Farmers Market. And, well, news of the market going private, just maybe, is news to the farmers. "Are you serious?" said J.T. Lemley when we asked him how he felt ab ... More >>
In July 2008, federal authorities arrested a Carrollton man named Joseph Kelly Lara, whom the feds had accused of creating a phony name (Nick DeAngelis Mancuso) and a fake job (securities attorney and investment professional), which he then used to sell securities (including Google stock) he claimed ... More >>
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