UT SouthwesternDr. Bill PetersonCouncil member Angela Hunt has nominated Dr. Bill Peterson, a professor of biochemistry at UT Southwestern Medical Center, to replace term-limited Neil Emmons on the city plan commission. Peterson's term as Hunt's appointee to the city's senior affairs commission exp ... More >>
No, literally. It would appear the Trinity River Audubon Center wasn't good enough for Mayor Tom Leppert. That's where the Dallas city council met last year for its annual retreat, a much closer-to-home and, at around $2,700, slightly less expensive alternative to '07's choice: the Garrett Creek ... More >>
Mayor Laura Miller -- and her pal Councilman Leo Chaney, standing to her immediate right -- attended her last groundbreaking today. Pastor Fredrick Eddington is third from the left. Mayor Laura Miller, Councilman Leo Chaney, my pastor -- Elder Fredrick Eddington, Sr. -- and several other city and ne ... More >>
Ed Oakley was all for taking a man's land, till he realized, ya know, people aren't gonna react well to that. Which, come to think of it, is very mayoral. Well, well, well. I am getting quite a bit of response to my column in this week’s paper version of Unfair Park about Mayor Laura Miller and Ho ... More >>
Sharon Boyd messes with the Ol' Dirty Blockers
...in a new TV spot in which, once more, Coats tells us he's against the Trinity River toll road -- or at least all for a toll road referendum. Dig the folksy music. Dig it hard. Then head over to Sharon Boyd's Web site to see Max Wells' latest flier, which went out only to folks in Oak Cliff and So ... More >>
Mary Poss has always been very close to Ebby Halliday. Now, Poss is working for the legendary realtor, selling historic homes. Every so often, when we have nothing to do except daydream about living in luxurious historic digs, we browse Preservation Dallas' compendium of "Historic Properties for Sal ... More >>
Though they have nothing to do with the homeless, a Craig Miller (at left) catchphrase has apparently entered the DPD lexicon. There's a piece in Dallas' Only Daily this a.m. about how Bill Blaydes helped kill a proposed homes-for-the-homeless complex in Lake Highlands, on the site where the Jules ... More >>
Hey, City Hall--Schutze is rubber, and you're glue
Really, by the time you get to the end of this, you'll feel much better about the Dallas Mavericks' loss last night. Really. If nothing else, you will be so confused you'll forget there even was a basketball game last night. But try. I is not very good at the maths, so I can't say for sure whether t ... More >>
Well, the blogster microscope has really drilled down into the cellular structure of the story involving Mayor Laura Miller, her AMR Corp. stock and alleged conflict of interest, and Dallas Morning News reporter Dave Levinthal. Now we've got detailed accounts, via e-mail, from everyone involved--inc ... More >>
How come city council member Leo Chaney doesn't yell at us? Why can't we be as lucky as Sharon Boyd, who got an earful from Chaney on Monday when all she wanted was a mouthful of food? The man Boyd refers to as "Shakedown Leo" won't even call us back, for God's sake. According to the longtime local ... More >>
So, what are the rules here, anyway? Just blog blog blog? Is that the rule? Paul Kix wrote an item for the D Magazine blog about blog maven Sharon Boyd suing a dead guy. (He got it from us, but whatever.) But Paul, a great reporter, never called Sharon to get her side. Now I'm writing a blog item ab ... More >>
Unlikely allies form a coalition of the willing--for now
And the lion shall lie down with the lamb
Think a strong mayor is a good idea? See who agrees with you.
Sharon Boyd just keeps going and going
Plus: Dispirited; Getting the Boot
Laura Miller's husband orders a shift for City Hall
Sharon Boyd visits the land of disenchantment
Buzz sheds a tear for 2003
The city council weighs a serious new sex law
Plus: What a Boob, Sweet Lovin'
Conductor keels over during Nutcracker performance
What's to become of the Internet gadflies?
Same Old Prejudice, Gutsy Gal, Sick Kids
Looks like Domingo Garcia will coming to a ballot near you.
With Laura Miller as mayor and City Hall in ruins, at least we'd get some fun out of the deal
Ganging Up, Parrott Uncaged
Hey, Mr. Zillionaire Developer, got a big public project you want to sell? Black Dallas has the votes you need--dirt cheap.
Sauce for the goose
Somebody on the Dallas City Council skipped school the day they taught the U.S. Constitution
Tow to tangle, Ho-ho-ho
Anne Carlson, Dallas County chair, Common Cause Texas
Black politico Dwaine Caraway sounds a lot like a redneck when it comes to slamming his enemies
Those magic bridges; Baby Buddha; Duh; The happy snob
Eyes wide shut; Vigilante justice; Long live the queen; And more
Judging John Marshall; Can't fight City Hall; Hair band hell ...
An arena foe sets her sights on what she claims are unlawful tax exemptions
Truth hurts; What's in a name?
John Loza learns that making friends is easy for a city council member. Keeping them is harder.