The new library could reveal gems about oil and the Iraq War
Every year, the wealth fetishists over at Forbes compile an exhaustive list of the 400 richest Americans. It's a rarefied club, whose admittance requires an aggregate worth in the billions. Not surprisingly, a number of Dallasites made the cut -- 16 in fact. They range from oldies-but-goodies like ... More >>
Dallas is a weird little speed-trap town in its own way. I often wonder what visitors think. What they need to think is, "I've got to be really careful and keep my mouth shut until I get out of this burg safely." These musings come to me after reading a dire little piece in today's daily newspaper ... More >>
The Dallas Regional Chamber just posted to YouTube this short film made to commemorate its 100th anniversary, and it's star-studded: Ebby Halliday, Erle Nye, Ray Hunt, Jan Hart Black, Bob Estrada, Wright Lassiter and, of course, Mayor Tom Leppert talking Trinity. Also, it's absolutely loaded with ol ... More >>
Sam MertenWhat recession? As Harlan Crow told us right after the losing the election and more than $5 million: "I'll get over it before I get home."The spending gap between the two convention center hotel campaigns predictably didn't mimic the narrow margin at the polls, as Harlan Crow's $5.2 milli ... More >>
The only thing worse than giving developers subsidies is a unions threat to stop the giveaways
As Mayor Tom Leppert pushes for a convention center hotel, critics demand more details and less tax money. At least, those who haven't been silenced do.
Dallas, home to the George W. Bush think tank. Let's think about that.
So we heal the north-south rift by electing Colonel Sanders mayor?
Why council members love Mr. Hunt so much
Your money, plus city council, plus gambling--it's enough to make your skin crawl
Why two of the catchiest acts in America should die slow, painful deaths
Ray Hunt gets one end of it; guess which end is reserved for the rest of us
Buzz remembers the year that might have been and proves that not only the winners write the history
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.
If John Ware, Ray Hunt, and Bill Clements have their way, Dallas taxpayers may foot the bill for turning 2,200 acres of Kaufman County lakefront property into a golf course
Frustrated, fed up, and ready to fight, Laura Miller trades muckraking for a run at City Hall
Elected by no one, John Scovell and a clique of Dallas business leaders brought you DISD's most infamous cast of characters: Yvonne Gonzalez, Dan Peavy, Bill Keever, and Sandy Kress. Thanks a lot.
City Manager John Ware ramrods a patched-together arena deal
A celebrity home tour of Dallas' rich, famous--and all too often tasteless--movers and fakers
In a tiny Middle Eastern country, government officials have accused Dallas oilman Ray Hunt's company of cheating them out of millions.
City Hall finds $35 million--and toys with turning Reunion into a reflecting pool
Closed council sessions scorn open-meetings law
City scrambles to finance arena privately--and steal racetrack back from Fort Worth
Why can't citizens vote on new arena?
Hunt alliance gives weaker track developer big edge
Inside the secret City Hall files: A tale of dupes and deception
Arena documents, discussions remain hidden from the public