At the Dallas law firm of Carrington, Coleman, Slocum & Bluenthal, LLP, diversity is important. Says so right here on its website. The problem, despite boasts of being "one of the first Dallas law firms to hire women attorneys," is that it's not very good at it. Out of 53 total attorneys and partne ... More >>
Pretend you busted your checking account and fell behind a few days on your rent. Would you feel safer if your landlord let a towing company take your car away? That's the gist of an organization called the Texas Association of Safer Apartment Communities, a safety association landlords can join. A ... More >>
How a towing company uses parking stickers, a law firm and a sham "safety group" to tow your car from your own lot.
We knew this was coming. The North Texas Tollway Authority kind of telegraphed it when the agency announced that some 6,000 of its top scofflaws would be referred to an outside law firm for possible litigation over their toll-ignoring ways. And now, it's here. The NTTA filed more than a dozen civil ... More >>
People in South America love them some hair metal. But not enough to keep a Dallas promoter out of court. This morning, Courthouse News reported Dallas rock star-turned-attorney-turned-international concert promoter Gabe Reed (Gabe Reed Productions) is being sued for $270,000 over a canceled stadium ... More >>
Photo by Sam MertenThe J.L. Turner Legal Association is better known as the African-American bar association in Dallas, and bills itself as "the oldest and largest national association of African-American and minority attorneys, jurists, legal scholars, and law students in the world." Its leaders ... More >>
Rachel ParkerRihanna at Friday's AAC performance.Still no word from the folks either at the American Airlines Center or concert promotion conglomerate Live Nation about what, if any, accommodations will be made for the Rihanna fans upset that their Friday night concert experience was cut shot aft ... More >>
Pamela Weatherby, who died last JulyPamela Weatherby, a 45-year-old Big Spring woman -- and, according to a federal suit filed Monday in Dallas, an "unstable insulin dependent diabetic" -- was serving a one-year sentence for drug possession at Dawson State Jail when she died last July. Now her pa ... More >>
I called John Crawford, president of Downtown Dallas Inc., on Monday morning, about something -- can't remember, not important. But in between my leaving a message and his calling back, I received a press release: TM Advertising, which moved from Irving into the Comerica Bank Tower at 1717 Main S ... More >>
Courthouse News has the lawsuit: GSP Finance LLC v. KPMG LLC, an alphabet soup's worth of names that sounds thoroughly uninteresting. Until, that is, you crack open the case and discover that GSP Finance is the lending arm of Galatioto Sports Partners -- the same company Hicks hired in February 2 ... More >>
Looking for something entirely unrelated on YouTube moments ago, I came across three videos just posted by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra -- and by "just posted," I mean "20 minutes ago," says DSO manager of publications Chris Shull. They're part of the DSO's "new branding campaign," he says, which w ... More >>
Via.SlashGear this morning directs our attention to a press release issued late Friday by ad agency Publicis's Dallas office, which has found a rather ingenious way to garner attention for a billboard -- by filling the thing with "thousands of live cockroaches." You read that right. It's for Term ... More >>
The Dallas County Judicial Treatment Center in WimerCornell Companies, the private operator of correctional facilities 'cross the country, has a motto: "People Changing People." A lawsuit filed this week in Dallas County District Court proposes an alteration: "People Filming People." At least, so ... More >>
Remember when I said you'd never see this picture again? Apparently, I was wrong.Right about now, Mayor Tom Leppert, council member Ron Natinsky, state Rep. Rafael Anchia, Office of Economic Development head Karl Zavikovsky and a few other folks on the Dallas trade mission to Europe are probably ... More >>
Since last summer, Live Nation's been ramping up their summer ticket sales by offering a promotion known as "No Service Fee June." A brief reminder: For the entire month of June, Live Nation is kind enough to remove the ridiculous service fees from the already steep ticket prices for their concer ... More >>
A couple of weeks back, Nicole Porter at Texas Prison Bid'ness took note of the state's impending budget shortfall and concluded that, more than likely, it'll result in the closing of some private prisons and jails. Sure, but which ones? Well, writes our old pal Scott Henson today over at Grits f ... More >>
Yesterday afternoon, via a press release, major concert booking/promotions conglomerate Live Nation announced the opening of a new Dallas office to handle all the company's business in the region, which will be led by longtime area concert promoter Danny Eaton (of 462 Productions and, more recent ... More >>
William S. DahlstromThis morning the city council is debating lobbyist reform, and the lobbyists are all here. And nervous. They have their own corner of the city council chamber, front row, extreme left (from my direction in the peanut gallery, extreme right from the council's perspective). The ... More >>
Ray Hutchison"Did Kay Bailey Hutchison cross an ethical line by supporting a rail line that is a payday for her husband?" That's the question addressed in this morning's Texas Watchdog piece written by former Observer-er Matt Pulle, who examines the Texas gubernatorial candidate's involvement in ... More >>
Weeks after completing its latest round of penny-saving layoffs, which were preceded by pay cuts and benefits trims, A.H. Belo this morning reported its first-quarter '09 results -- and they are significant. The publisher of The Dallas Morning News reports a first quarter net loss of $103.1 millio ... More >>
Don Snuggies proudly for charity
We're over the game of hide the ball with Deloitte Touche
With Dallas Democrats' return from the dead, state Senator Royce West is poised for bigger things, like maybe paychecks
He plays golf with George Clooney. He clowns around with Chris Tucker. He's best buddies with Peri Gilpin. He's a pasty white dude named Steve Stodghill.
That's the problem with the Democratic Party--anyone can join
The Morning News and pals want the FBI to call off its dogs at DISD. But the feds have not yet begun to bite.
Clinton's buddy gets a new job
Do clothes make the lawyer? One Dallas judge thinks so.
DISD crooks continue to elude an FBI probe
When D/FW Airport hired the partner of one of its board members, something didn't add up
Are bad-boy lawyers Bill Brewer and John Bickel building a bridge to Dallas' minority communities, or trying to sell them one?