Patrick MichelsFor most people, Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert's campaign to open up the bidding process for concessions at the city airport must seem open and shut. He wants the bidding to be open. But the door is shut because the concessions are in the hands of politically connected people. For insid ... More >>
Talk about a long and winding road. Tomorrow the city council finally votes to fill the seat on the Dallas Area Rapid Transit board left vacant when the late Lynn Flint Shaw resigned under a cloud last January 30. Shaw and her husband, writer Rufus Shaw, died March 11 in what police called a murder ... More >>
Rufus Shaw Services for Rufus Shaw and Lynn Flint Shaw will be held tomorrow morning, during a funeral mass at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church in Oak Cliff scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. In addition to their son, Ian Shaw, surviving the couple is Rufus’ son, Rufus Shaw III; his two daughte ... More >>
Apparent murder-suicide cuts to the heart of the mayor's southern Dallas advisors
Rufus Shaw At the very top of Dallas Blog's "Viewpoints" section is the latest column from Rufus Shaw, posted yesterday morning, about how "the dream ticket" of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will not work. It will be Shaw's final column for the Web site: According to Dallas police this morning, R ... More >>
Rufus Shaw Shortly before 10:30 a.m., Dallas police Lt. Craig Miller, commander of the homicide unit, confirmed what had already become evident in the light of day: Late yesterday, Dallas Blog political columnist Rufus Shaw took a handgun and shot his wife, former Dallas Area Rapid Transit chair Lyn ... More >>
PBS.org Tom Pauken, owner of Dallas Blog Late this morning, Dallas Blog owner Tom Pauken posted a brief piece regarding the death of Dallas Blog columnist Rufus Shaw, in which he described him as a friend and touted his achievements as an SMU football player, community leader and writer. Pauken, a ... More >>
Lynn Flint Shaw Tomorrow’s edition of the Dallas Observer will include a story about a series of e-mails that have been in the Observer’s possession since last summer, depicting Lynn Flint Shaw as the enforcer in a tight-knit group called “The Inner Circle.” The e-mails have been on my desk ... More >>
DART board of directors chairperson Lynn Flint Shaw, who also ran for city council -- very briefly Dallas lawyer Michael Sorrell told Unfair Park yesterday he had received less than $2,000 as a consultant to one-time city council candidate Lynn Flint Shaw -- even though Shaw’s campaign finance rep ... More >>
Brian Harkin Well, I had the chance to talk to the former Sheila Farrington for a feature about her husband Don for the paper version of Unfair Park this week. Mrs. Hill says she will not cop a plea, and while I know that’s what all criminal defendants say initially, she sounds pretty convincing ... More >>
How did that happen?
So, if you don't endorse Ed Oakley, you're taking money from Tom Leppert. At least, that's the impression you get from reading the daily and its Bold Types blog today. Says it right here: Mr. Oakley also said members of Mr. Hill's former mayoral campaign approached him last month and explained that ... More >>
I have nothing but ambiguity, confusion and darkness to offer you, Friends of Unfair Park, on the eve of tomorrow’s mayoral election. There are no certainties, only wild cards. Here are just a few:
Don Hill's late decision to run for mayor could benefit other candidates
With Dallas Democrats' return from the dead, state Senator Royce West is poised for bigger things, like maybe paychecks
Either Don Hill really is No. 1, or he just shot you with his finger pistol. Here's some sausage-making for your Monday morning. On Friday, WFAA-Channel 8 sent reporter Chris Heinbaugh to City Hall to ask mayor pro tem and mayoral candidate Don Hill about the segregation taking place at the Dallas C ... More >>
A vicious fight between John Wiley Price and a small black-owned newspaper reopens ancient wounds in southern Dallas
In the battle for the District 6 council seat, the dark horse has a white face
What do you get for 50 bucks a meeting? Thomas Korosec sizes up the man and woman most likely to succeed Al Lipscomb.
Fans of the Dallas Symphony Easter concert in Lee Park fear it will be moved
Eddie Bernice Johnson has burned through more than 50 staffers during her four years in Congress. She says she's just demanding. They say she's a tyrant.