Rita Beving

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    Did Dallas City Council Just Put the City's Water Supply at Risk For $1,600?

    Few people on the Dallas City Council seemed to be aware that the city owns over 21,000 square feet of land in Kaufman County until Wednesday, the day the land was up for sale. "I do not even know why we own that property, frankly," councilman Philip Kingston tells Unfair Park. As it turns out, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    Land Comissioner Jerry Patterson Draws a Line in the Mud Over Keystone Protests

    You'd think a guy with the job title "Texas land commissioner" would know a thing or two about Texas land. Little items, you know, like what the state boundaries are, what a landowner is and how to tell a Texan apart from, say, a Canadian. See also: - Keystone Pipeline Protesters Tie Themselves to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Keystone Pipeline Protesters Tie Themselves to Construction Equipment, Halt Work

    Three protesters tied themselves to logging equipment clearing trees for the southern portion of the Keystone pipeline early Wednesday morning. A representative of the group, which calls itself the Tar Sands Blockade, says work on the East Texas site is currently halted. "A caravan of between seven ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    TransCanada Can Move Ahead With Texas Portion of Pipeline, But the Fight Isn't Over

    Earlier this month, three East Texas hamlets with a collective population of fewer than 2,000 souls filed suit in a federal court in Oklahoma City to halt construction of the southern half of The International Pipeline Formerly Known as Keystone XL. The Keystone was to be a massive piece of infrastr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    Tiny East Texas Towns Join Fight Against Keystone Pipeline. Should Dallas?

    Together, they have a population of fewer than 2,000, but the tiny East Texas hamlets of Reklaw, Alto and Gallatin have an outsized mission: To halt the southern portion of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline, a conduit designed to ferry some 830,000 barrels of Canadian tar sands a day from an Oklaho ... More >>

  • News

    September 6, 2007

    Choke On It

    North Texas gets schooled on the nasty politics of dirty air

  • News

    March 15, 2007

    Go West

    With Dallas Democrats' return from the dead, state Senator Royce West is poised for bigger things, like maybe paychecks

  • News

    April 4, 2002

    Muddy Waters

    Mayor Miller rafts down the Trinity in search of truth

  • News

    August 3, 2000

    Dumped on

    Mistrust fuels McKinney's fight against plans for a landfill

  • News

    June 12, 1997

    Ill Wind Blowing

    Texas Industries wants permission to burn 270,000 tons of hazardous waste each year at a concrete plant 30 miles from Dallas. That would make it the nation's largest incinerator of toxic waste. Despite stunning ignorance about what this will do to your he