Texas lawmakers gave cities the power to regulate homes for the mentally ill -- but so far, Dallas hasn't used it.
Mary Suhm was right about one thing: When I asked her Thursday where she saw the council pushing back on her proposed FY2011-12 budget, she said, well, probably pools -- specifically, her suggestion that the city shutter five of its 17 pools in the coming fiscal year. Those pools: Bonnie View, Ex ... More >>
Elliot's at the Keep the Dollars in Dallas press conference at this very moment -- he'll post his Qs and their As shortly. Till then, some light lunchtime reading follows on the other side: Ray Perryman's 25-page report -- The Economic and Fiscal Effects of Expanding Alcoholic Beverage Sales in t ... More >>
Elliot KaiserApart from the Caesar salad, there wasn't much to report from the Keep the Dollars in Dallas press conference at the NorthPark Maggiano's that couldn't be found in Ray Perryman's 25-page report, which we've already posted. So instead of back-and-forthing it with the respective pro an ... More >>
Tomorrow Keep the Dollars in Dallas, the Kroger-led group hoping to get Dallas wet, will hold a press conference and lunch, during which it'll announce some endorsements and hand out Ray Perryman's study insisting, among myriad other things, that allowing off-premise sale of beer and wine citywid ... More >>
Dallas Area Rapid Transit's board of directors met this afternoon to discuss the ramifications of a significant decline in sales tax receipts. Originally, DART had budgeted for $387.8 million; the numbers, according to the transit agency, are presently looking $15 to $20 million short of that. Th ... More >>
Waco economist Ray Perryman We love Tom Korosec around here; he produced some mighty fine stories for the paper version of Unfair Park during his tenure here. But Tom's now at the Houston Chronicle, where today he has a story about the "lackluster race for mayor" here, and while we kind of agree and ... More >>