Over the summer, plans for a $33 million parking garage next to the American Airlines Center briefly became the focus of the ongoing feud between Ross Perot Jr., whose company was building the structure, and Mark Cuban, whose company opposed the project. The garage was green-lighted by the City Cou ... More >>
Every year, the wealth fetishists over at Forbes compile an exhaustive list of the 400 richest Americans. It's a rarefied club, whose admittance requires an aggregate worth in the billions. Not surprisingly, a number of Dallasites made the cut -- 16 in fact. They range from oldies-but-goodies like ... More >>
Three days before Christmas we noted that Anland North, a limited partnership controlled by Ross Perot Jr. and his Hillwood, was threatening to block some Dallas Stars and Dallas Mavericks season-ticket holders from parking in their already-paid-for parking spots at the American Airlines Center. ... More >>
On May 10, 2010, Hillwood Investment Properties' Ross Perot Jr. got the bright idea to sue Mark Cuban in Dallas County District Court, hoping to prove that the "reckless and careless" Dallas Mavericks owner had put the team $200-and-some-odd million in debt and "in imminent danger of insolvency." ... More >>
Ross Perot Jr.We've known since June 30 -- days after FBI agents raided the homes and offices of John Wiley Price and Kathy Nealy, among others -- that the feds had also paid a visit to Ross Perot Jr.'s Hillwood HQ. As Haynes and Boone's Barry McNeil told The News: "The FBI has served subpoenas t ... More >>
This weekend I have been sitting around ruminating on the last three years of reporting I have done on the Inland Port story, which now seems to an element in the FBI corruption probe of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price. By the way, I happen to know the FBI has been hearing about this ... More >>
Tom Melsheimer[Update at 9:40 a.m.: Shortly after I posted this, Mark Cuban's attorney called to talk about the response to yesterday's filing. Our interview follows after the jump.]We've written about and spoken to Fish & Richardson's Tom Melsheimer on numerous occasions, most often and most ... More >>
Southern Dallas, especially the ministerial leadership, seems to be pretty locked up behind mayoral candidate Mike Rawlings. In explaining that to myself, I do allow for Rawlings's charismatic personality and his track record on community issues. He's got things going for him. (Well, maybe no ... 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 >>
It's been no secret that the Dallas Symphony Orchestra could use a little classical gas right now, following a season that left the DSO with what some guesstimated to be a seven-figure deficit, a few high-profile last-minute cancellations and chief operating officer Paul Stewart taking the presid ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Don't understand why some folks around here can't stand Mark Cuban. And that includes you, Ross Perot Jr. In Thursday night's NBA Draft the Dallas Mavericks owner wrote a check for $3 million to m ... More >>
I've been known to be a glass-half-empty sorta guy. (Psst: I'm geniunely positive, I just like to play an a-hole in here and on 105.3 The Fan.) Last summer I wished failure upon the noggin' of one Terrell Owens. Whatdya know, he sucked in Buffalo and these days is without a job. Recently I t ... More >>
Just as Dallas Mavericks' owner Mark Cuban is finishing his jig in the wake of beating an insider trading charge from the Securities & Exchange Commission, today comes another legal pothole. This one from the guy who sold him the Mavericks. Hillwood Center Partners, which is contr ... More >>
Alexander FloresAround the same time the folks at the Hard Rock Cafe were showing local media the new Victory Park digs, Hillwood was handing over the development's keys to US Treuhand -- the German investors who, back in March, warned that Ross Perot Jr.'s company was in danger of defaulting on a $ ... More >>
Take a dim view of the Regency BallroomOn Thursday, April 2, the Foundation Fighting Blindness will hold its second annual Dining In The Dark at the Fairmont Hotel (1717 N. Akard St.) in honor of donors Margot and Ross Perot.The event begins with cocktails at 6 p.m. followed by recognition of honore ... More >>
Sara KerensJust had a lengthy talk with Wade Hampton, marketing director for N9NE, who does confirm the bad news: The steakhouse in Victory Park is no more. And, he says, there is no single reason for its shuttering last night. "I think that you could probably come up with a pretty lengthy list of r ... More >>
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