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 >>
Chief Kunkle and Angela Hunt at the Katy Trail lighting ceremony last yearSeveral members of the Dallas City Council are in San Antonio at a National League of Cities conference. Angela Hunt is not, which is why, like most of the city, she found out that DPD Chief David Kunkle was retiring by tur ... 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