Subject:

Rick Finlan

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    So Long, Rick Finlan -- Hero, Friend and Fellow Jerk

    The thing I felt when I read of Rick Finlan's recent death was simple sadness. He was a hero. A jerk. So smart, so funny. A great source for reporters. Friend of mine. A jerk. For the better part of two decades Finlan marched against local government chicanery arm in arm with fellow gadfly Don Ve ... More >>

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    August 16, 2001

    Divided She Stands

    Is controversial DISD trustee Lois Parrott a champion of the little guy, or the bitter core of the board's infamous civil wars?

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    June 1, 2000

    Buzz

    Not yet begun to fight

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    December 30, 1999

    The legal commode

    Dallas school board follows ancient legal principle of

    nolo brainero

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    July 30, 1998
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    February 19, 1998

    Fee(ding) frenzy

    DISD taxpayers pay rising legal bills as trustees dither over hiring a full-time lawyer

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    December 11, 1997

    The Right Honorable Don Venable

    As the new trustee takes his seat on the school board, he comes out slashing

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    November 27, 1997

    Bad boys

    The voters could care less. But someone's gotta win the runoff for the last lowly DISD board seat

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    July 24, 1997

    Publicity Paul

    U.S. Attorney Paul Coggins loves feeding his name to the papers. But what's he done that's news?

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    July 17, 1997

    Jurist imprudence

    The search for a new federal judge reaches the lowest common denominator

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    June 26, 1997

    End run

    Did DISD attorney Dennis Eichelbaum try to cut a personal deal at taxpayer expense?

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    June 12, 1997
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    May 15, 1997

    Follow the Money

    Don't let accusations of overtime fraud by low-level employees distract you. The real money disappears from the Dallas Independent School District through sleazy contracts awarded by top administrators.

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    March 27, 1997

    Dueling tapes

    Gadfly injects more secret tape recordings into the Peavy saga

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    September 14, 1995

    Attack of the Killer Gadflies (Part II)

    You don't take Rick Finlan and Don Venable seriously? That could be a mistake you live to regret.

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    September 14, 1995

    Attack of the Killer Gadflies (Part I)

    You don't take Rick Finlan and Don Venable seriously? That could be a mistake you live to regret.

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    August 17, 1995

    Arena games

    City Hall finds $35 million--and toys with turning Reunion into a reflecting pool

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    June 15, 1995

    None of your business?

    Closed council sessions scorn open-meetings law

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