Ross Perot

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Victory Park Owner Wants $12 Million to Build Another Parking Garage

    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 >>

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    September 19, 2012

    Meet the Dallasites Who Made Forbes' List of Wealthiest Americans

    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 >>

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    August 9, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
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    April 5, 2012
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    January 18, 2012

    Judge Rules That Ross Perot Jr. Can't Block Parking Spots at the American Airlines Center

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    In Legal One-on-One Against Ross Perot Jr., Mark Cuban Wins as Judge Tosses Case

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Now We Have a Much Better Idea What Feds Want Hillwood to Produce in JWP Investigation

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2011

    Fun With Audio, Part 2: EBJ and JWP Talk About the Inland Port, Kathy Nealy, Ross Jr. (and Me)

    ​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 >>

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    June 23, 2011

    Tom Melsheimer Takes It to the Hole (Update: We Talk to Cuban's Attorney About Filing)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    The Word on John Wiley Price: Judas

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    The DSO's Looking to Raise $50 Million. Turns Out, It's Already Almost Halfway There.

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Whitt's End: 6.25.10

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    The Top 10 People I Wish Failure Upon

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    Mark Cuban: Out of the SEC Frying Pan ... Into the Hillwood Fire

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Now, Victory Is Theirs, as Hillwood Officially Hands Over Victory Park to Germans

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    Fairmont Hotel To Turn Its Lights Out Next Week

    On 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 honorees (the Visionary Award). Guests might ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    "Sales Were Close to Zero": More Unjust Deserts for Victory Park, as Paciugo Goes Away

    Tom Colicchio is staying in Victory Park; Paciugo, alas, is not. Days after next-door neighbor Quiksilver caught a wave out of there and N9NE Steakhouse put a fork in it, the Dallas-based gelato emporium, among the very first tenants to open in Ross Perot Jr.'s increasingly ghosttown-like developmen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    N9NE and Out: After Months of Debate, the Pricey Steakhouse in Victory Park Figured It Had "Contributed Enough"

    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 >>

  • News

    June 19, 2008
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    June 16, 2008

    Ross for Boss! And He's Got Charts!

    "The Return of Ross Perot?" asks a The New York Times blog post this morning -- which means, awesome, it's time to whip out my ironically purchased Ross for Boss T-shirt that's held up remarkably well 16 years later. The Times site actually links to David Broder's Washington Post column from yesterd ... More >>

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    May 5, 2008
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    January 4, 2008

    Who's Building the New Museum of Nature & Science? Find Out Tuesday.

    Personally, I'm rooting for Snøhetta to get the museum gig -- if only because it designed this building, which is scheduled for construction in the United Arab Emirates. It seems ... I dunno ... very Dallas. This just in: At 2 p.m Tuesday at the Victory Park Sales Center, reps from the Museum of Na ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2007

    USA Today Proclaims Ross Jr. Downtown Dallas' Savior -- Huzzah!

    "Meet the new urban Texas," proclaims USA Today in a story about, among other things, Ross Perot Jr.'s Victory Park spawl-mall built on "on 275 acres of former wasteland." It's quite the advertorial for the Hillwood development: Perot, perched atop the Ghostbar balcony in a photo taken by the great ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2007

    Beyond the Norm

    He's overdramatic. But also underappreciated. Take it from me and Gordon Keith, he's a big, easy, Polish target. But today -- though it's about a week late -- feels like a good day to praise Norm Hitzges. His football picks are above .500, his NFL Draft board is still legendary, and his weekly radio ... More >>

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    September 22, 2006

    Lucky 13

    Robert Rowling is the richest Dallasite. He looks like it. Forbes' list of "The 400 Richest Americans" is out, and 13 of 'em are from Dallas. To save you some time (because time is money), we're including only the locals here--chief among them the man who owns the company that owns Omni Hotels and ... More >>

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    June 30, 2006

    W Stands for "Winner"

    There were a million photos we could have run. We decided to go with this one of swimming pool model Daniel and KDFW-Channel 4's Good Day Dallas producer Dana Rogers. Former mayor Ron Kirk wouldn't engage in a little nyah-nyah-toldya-so last night at the everybody's-a-VIP opening of the W Hotel in V ... More >>

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    June 21, 2006

    TIF for Tat

    A Friend of Unfair Park with a extensive working knowledge of tax increment financing districts--or TIFs--sends this missive to set straight all those who think folks like Ross Perot Jr. and Tom Hicks and, well, just about every wealthy developer in town are getting free rides for turning sinkholes ... More >>

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    April 14, 2005

    Peep Show

    Voyeurism, with appetizers, during Around the Table home tour

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    February 12, 2004

    Grab for Privates

    Should we turn local government over to a corporation?

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    October 9, 2003

    Red River

    Orange you glad this is Texas?

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    May 23, 2002

    Survival of the Flattest

    Maybe charter reform could at least get someone up off the floor at Dallas City Hall

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    March 8, 2001

    Crocodile Tears

    City Hall is sorry it can't help the White Rock water main victims... or anybody else, for that matter

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    March 8, 2001

    Tale of the Tapes

    With headliners like Mike Judge and an impressive list of films, the Dallas Video Festival once again wins by knockout

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    December 30, 1999

    A clockwork Buzz

    1999, the year Bill Rojas brought panic and paranoia to DISD. But was there any other good news? Buzz takes a look back.

  • Culture

    September 2, 1999

    Changing channels

    When the Mavericks made a deal with the USA Network, Tom Hicks' regional sports channel became less regional

  • Culture

    July 29, 1999

    Belo's sure got balls

    The News now co-owns the Mavericks, but at what price?

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    June 17, 1999

    Site unseen

    At a hotel near you, learn how to mine the riches of the Internet for millions

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    March 11, 1999

    Night & Day

    March 11 - 17, 1999

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    November 5, 1998

    Peep-hole power

    It's a scary world out there, but someone's gotta keep it under control. Jim Schutze uncovers the secret agony of the Dallas Citizens Council.

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    May 28, 1998
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    February 5, 1998
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    January 22, 1998
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    December 11, 1997

    Fire at will

    Getting Don Nelson to coach the Mavericks is good for basketball--and business

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    December 4, 1997

    Get real

    Arena shills say only tourists will get soaked by a new tax on rental cars. They're lying.

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    October 23, 1997


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