You could almost forget about the indictment last week of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, put it out of your mind's eye, not even think where it will end and better spend your time thinking about trucking. It's the more compelling story. Logistics is the business of taking cargo off sh ... More >>
This afternoon, the Dallas City Council voted unanimously to kick in more than $4.4 million from sports arena tax-increment financing district funds to begin some of the more rudimentary tasks necessary to rehabilitate the dystopian pseudo-urban wasteland that is Victory Park. The money is but a s ... More >>
"Let me pour you the good stuff. I like to reward the creative drinkers," he said as he pulled out a fresh glass. The audience had just poured out of the McDermott Concert Hall in the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center on the vibrations of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's dynamic final offering from ... More >>
Yesterday was the deadline for state and local candidates to report their fundraising totals for the last six months of 2012, which meant a flurry of last-minute clicks on the City Secretary's website. The reported figures first real glimpse at candidates' fundraising prowess and a suggestion of whi ... More >>
OK, I've got my idiot coloring book out again. Sorry. Just have to do this. I just want to help people not get totally lost in the delicious detritus of the FBI affidavit released yesterday in the Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price corruption probe. The details are delectable -- a web-work ... More >>
"Queens for a day" could be a sign that feds are getting really ambitious.
Two malnourished horses the county took in after they were abandoned.I know we had some fun earlier in the week with Dallas County's stash of for-sale gas masks, which has climbed to $50 since last we checked. But I see the county's also auctioning off quite a few donkeys, mules and horses -- all ... More >>
Mark Cuban was fuming. His team had just blown a 23-point lead in a Game 4 loss to Portland in the first round of the NBA playoffs. The Mavericks were two losses from another early-round exit, the likely firing of head coach Rick Carlisle and yet another in a seemingly endless re-shuffling of ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsWith help from Perot Museum educator Jason Treadway, Peak Prep students hoist their metaphor high.There's really no bad time to check back in on construction at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science -- but especially on a day like today, when some serious money has just cha ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsAfter cutting the ribbon, Mayor Tom Leppert suggests Howard Hallam, chair of the AT&T Performing Arts Center Board of Directors, try the giant scissors out on his pinky as well. SMU President Gerald Turner looks on. Hundreds of art supporters and political types, from ... More >>
Earlier this month, the city council's Economic Development Committee was briefed on something called "Effective Business Strategies to Support Sustainable Growth." Translated, that means hiking building inspection fees in order to "recover the true costs of delivering services to our customers" ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *OK, OK, I get it. So I write that Dez Bryant almost assuredly wouldn't be signed by Day 1 of Dallas Cowboys' training camp. "Barring an 11th-hour agreement ... " I think I penned. Never wish ... More >>
As mentioned in this week's cover story, one of the reasons former council member Ed Oakley says he lost to Tom Leppert in the '07 mayoral runoff was his decision to run a negative campaign in the final weeks. Oakley's negativity climaxed with taking a cheap shot at Leppert by airing a TV ad that fo ... More >>
"Enough is Enough" probably won't make the cut at the next Successories jam session, but so it goes. As noted earlier, that's the name of the bold-faced group that announced its presence with authority at the Stoneleigh Hotel. Its intention, in case you missed it the first go-round, is to inspire a ... More >>
Just hours before word broke (in German first) that Ross Perot Jr. and Hillwood agreed to give up a majority stake in Victory Park, essentially turning it over to Hillwood's German investors, the beleaguered ghost town belonged to a single man: 50-year-old David Genera of Mesquite. We spotted him la ... More >>
Early this morning, Christina Hughes Babb wrote on the Advocate's blog that N9NE Steakhouse in Victory Park sent its employees packing last night. Nothing official, just the word of staffers who found their way to Kenichi last night in search of a drink or a job. It's been a difficult story to confi ... More >>
Old boys act like a bunch of hicks over the inland port that could mean progress in South Dallas
The cell phone rang at 10 last night, and Lily Tomlin was on the other end at long last to talk about, right, Jenny the elephant -- though she did have some to say about her canceled HBO series set in Dallas, 12 Miles of Bad Road, including a story involving Mary Kay Place and Ross Perot Jr. you'll ... More >>
Vail, where it'll be 75 degrees today. Dallas real estate developer Mark Masinter, a founding partner of Open Realty Advisors on McKinnon Street (which reps the likes of Bob's Steak & Chop House, Fireside Pies and Billy Reid), is already fairly beloved in Vail, Colorado, where he's been a frequent v ... More >>
While most of you were sleeping, this guy scored. Exciting. Excruciating. Exhausting. … Exalting. In an epic hockey game that climaxed a fantastic series and prompted lots of bleary eyes, Brenden Morrow scored in the fourth overtime — at 1:23 a.m. thank you very much — to ... More >>
Current Energy Big ol' ad for the Current Energy store on Knox Street in the new issue of Time, and co-founders Joe Harberg and Josh Stern didn't have to pay a penny for the promotion -- nice article, gents, down to writer Bryan Walah's generous gift of the slogan, "The real value in Current Energ ... More >>
I’m still recuperating from the White Rock Marathon, after limping to a 17th-place finish. I beat up my hamstring pretty badly and almost dropped out with 10 miles to go, until I saw my shivering colleagues, Merritt Martin and Andrea Grimes, offering up a liberal dose of hometown cheer. They made ... More >>
The state owes Roger Staubach $4.20--which is my favorite number, if you know what I mean. Be cooler if you did. On Sunday, the Texas Comptroller's office will once more publish its annual list of folks whose missing money the state has in its possession. Carole Keeton Strayhorn's peeps sent over an ... More >>
Meet the new 800-pound gorilla of Dallas film festivals
See, I toldja the Heat sucked. That and other revelations from the Mavs' Game 1 victory over Miami last night at American Airlines Center: Nothing says cool like glowing blue pom-poms. Made the American Airlines Center look more like a U2 concert instead of The NBA Finals. After forcing our jeers ... More >>
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