Robert Decherd

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    March 1, 2012
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    January 6, 2012

    Dallas News Publisher Moroney's Memo on Exit of John McKeon, The Man Behind Briefing

    John McKeon​Yesterday we got word that John McKeon, the president and general manager of The Dallas Morning News since October 2007, was leaving, which publisher Jim Moroney confirmed via email. At which point a press release went out, leading with news of fourth-quarter 2011 earnings ("decrease o ... More >>

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    December 15, 2010

    For Sale: Some of the Most Important Paintings in Dallas Times Herald (And Dallas) History

    At left is Allen Merriman, editor emeritus; at right, James Chambers, a publisher​Speaking of fine art ...Tuesday morning, our editorial assistant got the phone call. The voice on the other end of the line whispered: Someone has just brought to Consignment Heaven dozens of pieces taken out of the ... More >>

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    June 23, 2009

    César Chávez Lives! Or: Looks Like the City Council's Found a Street to Rename After All.

    Too bad Belo Corp. killed its Young Street show ... If you're unaware for whom Young Street downtown is named, here's a brief history lesson courtesy the Texas/Dallas History & Archives at the Dallas Public Library:Young Street was named for Methodist minister Reverend William C. Young. Young ha ... More >>

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    July 28, 2008

    Belo Bigwigs Mum on Staff Reduction Specifics, Other Changes

    I left a message earlier today for Bob Mong, president and editor of The Dallas Morning News, for further details concerning this morning's announcement that, beginning immediately, A.H. Belo will reduce its workforce by 500 employees spread amongst its four newspapers. Mong, who was relatively fort ... More >>

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    December 10, 2007

    Hunting Season

    Ray Hunt, the most amazing person in the history of ever Am I the only masochist who actually read through all the way to the end of that embarrassing Ray Hunt story on the front page of yesterday's Dallas Morning News? Well, see, whenever I see one of those stories in The News that has no apparent ... More >>

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    November 29, 2007
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    October 18, 2007

    Gunfight at the Trinity

    The biggest shoot-out in Dallas' political history

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    October 11, 2007
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    May 18, 2007

    This Just In: Judge Refuses to Toss Circulation Suit Against The Dallas Morning News

    Finally. At last. The case concerning The Dallas Morning News' phony circulation numbers is no longer in legal limbo, where it's resided for the past three years. Because today, a federal judge refused to dismiss the lawsuit, despite Belo Corp.'s best efforts to get the case tossed. So what does tha ... More >>

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    November 17, 2006

    A Trinity "Tweak"? Impending Disaster's More Like It.

    At some point today, somebody at D will say Jim's lying abut the Trinity River project. And we will act oh-so-surprised. For a sickening example of local kiss-up media carrying water for the Trinity River gang, please read today's story at the top of The Dallas Morning News metro front, "Trinity pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2006

    Porn is "Boring, Diluted." Unless You're In It, Apparently.

    The bod couple: Al Goldstein and Josh Alan Friedman were feted at The Lodge last night. That, my friends, is how you know you've made it. Wanna know how to keep from winding up homeless and sleeping on the floor of a deli? "Pay attention to the Internet." That was among the more practical pearls of ... More >>

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    August 25, 2006

    The Line Out the Door

    On Wednesday, Dallas Morning News staffers could begin accepting the newspaper's buyout offers, and they did so in droves; some 80 staffers have taken the parting gift, among them some high-profile arts critics, reporters and editors. They've been named here and here, but those lists aren't necessar ... More >>

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    July 13, 2006

    The Fab Fifty

    Where would we be without these powerful peeps? In the fetal position, craving sports.

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2006

    Is GuideLive Dying? Mong Responds.

    Dallas Morning News editor Bob Mong Jr. says there has been no "definitive" decision made concerning impending layoffs buyouts at Dallas' Only Daily. Over the last two days, I've heard from a number of sources, none of whom are mentioned in this post, that Belo Corp. management has decided to ditch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2006

    Too Much Information

    Well, the blogster microscope has really drilled down into the cellular structure of the story involving Mayor Laura Miller, her AMR Corp. stock and alleged conflict of interest, and Dallas Morning News reporter Dave Levinthal. Now we've got detailed accounts, via e-mail, from everyone involved--inc ... More >>

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    May 8, 2006

    Mayor Tries to Shoot Down DMN Story

    Mayor Laura is pretty pissed off at The Dallas Morning News and reporter Dave Levinthal over his story Saturday about Mayor Miller, her husband and some stock they owned briefly in AMR Corp., parent of American Airlines. She says she gave Levinthal information showing she didn't vote on any American ... More >>

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    March 23, 2006
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    March 17, 2005

    Little News

    Mayor Miller wants a casino downtown? Hmm.

  • News

    March 27, 2003


    An ignored study raises doubt about Dallas' proposed role as hotelier

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    February 20, 2003

    Now We Like Belo

    We just don't want to get caught inside after dark

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    January 23, 2003

    Enough at 8

    So, WFAA loses one reporter. No big deal, right? Wrong.

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    January 2, 2003

    The Year of Living Boringly

    Here's to all the stuff that could have happened at Dallas City Hall

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    November 28, 2002

    Big-Ticket Laura

    No fix for potholes, but big parks for the fat cats

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    September 26, 2002


    It's not easy selecting the Best of Dallas

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    February 28, 2002

    Urge to Merge

    Will Belo be bought? Yes. Or no. Either way, you won't be able to tell.

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    June 28, 2001

    Goodbye Kitty

    CueCat was a little like a mule with a spinning wheel--so says Dallas' own Lyle Lanley

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    June 7, 2001

    The Green Ones

    The News' M&M boys, Moroney and Mong, take over. Maybe.

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    April 12, 2001

    Dump Bolton

    The protesters at Laura Miller's house were Dallas-style terrorists, working for the chief of police

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    April 5, 2001

    Belo Bashing

    The News' parent levels a historic building as the paper opines for a new hotel

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    April 15, 1999
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    December 26, 1996

    Should Paul Fielding go to jail?

    He's violated the public trust and betrayed his own ethical standards. But is Dallas' perpetually annoying councilman guilty of fraud, perjury, and extortion?

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    May 30, 1996


    For city Councilman Al Lipscomb, taking handouts from power brokers has become a way of life. Is there a problem?

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    February 8, 1996
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    December 21, 1995
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    July 6, 1995
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    April 27, 1995
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    March 2, 1995
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    February 23, 1995