Dallas' only historically black college was on the brink of collapse. Now the students are protesters, the football field is a farm and the president is the star.
City Manager Mary Suhm reminded the council, again and again, by way of introduction: Today's presentation on the 2012 bond program is very, very, very, very preliminary. There will be many more meetings, including February confabs in every district. The numbers are rough, very rough -- guesstima ... More >>
I was looking for something completely unrelated on the Dallas County Civil District Court website this afternoon when I came across the petition you'll find after the jump, which was filed one week ago today. In it, attorney Haakon Donnelly -- on behalf of, among others, the Dallas Police Associ ... More >>
Sam MertenWillis Johnson (right) sits with a giddy Ryan Evans at the groundbreaking for the convention center hotel. Johnson serves as a consultant for H.J. Russell, which landed a construction contract for the hotel.As we told you yesterday, Willis Johnson is lobbying Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Carawa ... More >>
This is what the Bama Pie building looked like when I drove by it on New Year's Day of this year.Longtime Friends of Unfair Park probably don't need a recap concerning the tragicomic goings-on at the former Bama Pie Co. building across the street from Fair Park. This blog is littered with stories ... More >>
The in-box is filling up with NBA All-Star Weekend party announcements -- no actual invites, though, which is just as well, as that's the weekend I'm planning a spiritual retreat or a lost weekend of drinking, either/or. The most recent: a three-day "epic extravaganza" spread out at the Ghostbar ... More >>
Patrick MichelsSince all of my photos from last night turned out too dark to use, we'll recycle this one again. S'up, Sarah?The chief and council member attended a little meet-and-greet in Northwest Dallas last night -- big turnout too, about 150 folks who didn't come for the way-too-early-for-th ... More >>
flickr member: Angela HuntSo how did Mayor Leppert accomplish what his predecessor was unable to do? It's all in the numbers.In December 2003, the city of Dallas issued a request for proposals to build a convention center hotel after former Mayor Laura Miller and her husband, former state Rep. Steve ... More >>
As Mayor Tom Leppert pushes for a convention center hotel, critics demand more details and less tax money. At least, those who haven't been silenced do.
I've yet to attend a city council meeting I didn't enjoy, and yesterday's was no exception. How can one not feel satisfied after bearing witness to important votes on the convention center hotel and gas drilling, a council member admitting to witnessing a drug deal in progress and doing nothing abou ... More >>
Why council members love Mr. Hunt so much