Photos by Patrick MichelsMayor Tom Leppert looks out at construction of The Park moments before stepping in for what may be his last big photo op as mayor.The Woodall Rogers Deck Park Foundation's still $17 million shy of its fund-raising target, but with construction well under way, the series o ... More >>
Sam MertenSo says the press release forwarded this morning by Mayor Tom Leppert's chief of staff, Chris Heinbaugh. It comes from the Dallas Chapter of the Texas Association of Business, which will honor Leppert with its annual Distinguished Business Leader Award early next year, at the 13th A ... More >>
Kelcy Warren, proof that a UT-Arlington graduate can make the Forbes 400I've been told: Everybody loves lists, especially this one -- Forbes' annual countdown of the richie-richiest 'Merkins, which contains more than its share of locals, as usual. Tops, through, is a Fort Worth resident who I'm p ... More >>
Patrick MichelsThat hotel victory is the gift that keeps on giving.While his political future remains unclear, Mayor Tom Leppert raised a combined $243,000 in donations in the first half of this year, according to campaign finance reports filed yesterday. Meanwhile, his officeholder account a ... More >>
Dirk's back in town and ready to meet with the Mavs, for whom there's no Plan B if he doesn't re-sign. (Cuban's back too, following a trip to shoot an episode of Entourage.) And so begins Keep Dirk in Dallas Week: Lost amongst all the breaking news of Thursday was the Mavs' p.m. press release ann ... More >>
Sam MertenContrary to how Sam (always) manages to capture the mayor, he was actually quite thrilled with today's gift.So sorry. As you can clearly see below, naming rights for the Woodall Rodgers Deck Park won't be going to 7-Eleven or Ray Hunt or Southwest or American Airlines. Syd Nancy, though ... More >>
Brian HarkinRon Price would like to name a DISD campus for the president as well.Hadn't intended to look at the Dallas Independent School District board's meeting agendas till next week -- damn, summer break went by in a hurry -- but Tawnell Hobbs gives us an early warning: Trustee Ron Price woul ... More >>
Here's an interesting little fact left off the two press releases announcing the city's efforts to lure the College Football Hall of Fame from South Bend, Indiana, to downtown Dallas: It was all Bob Sambol's idea. Seriously. But the namesake of Bob's Steak & Chop House on Lemmon Avenue figured, ... More >>
As we mentioned a while back, District 13 city council candidate Ann Margolin appeared to be the heir apparent to Mitchell Rasansky with a long list of notable supporters and a strong résumé. And as the 5 p.m. deadline approaches for candidates and committees to file their finance reports, Margol ... More >>
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