Imagine, in a moment of suspended belief, that your job pays 174 grand a year. And comes with a $1.3 million expense account. And a staff of eighteen Ivy League yes-men whose sole duty is to bray loud and wide about the miracle that is you -- when they're not babysitting your kids or fetching your d ... More >>
And Schutze and I were just talking about Steve Bartlett. Then a Friend of Unfair Park goes and sends this piece posted a little while ago to The New York Times's website about how the former mayor of Dallas (twixt Strauss and Kirk, for those new to town or who just plain forgot, and how could yo ... More >>
The city spent millions on a kayaking park that almost no one can use -- and the money's still flowing.
Some call 'em "orbs"; others, "balls."Late this afternoon, Chris Heinbaugh, Mayor Tom Leppert's chief of staff, called to discuss those proposed changes to council meetings, which would put stricter limits on public speakers at City Hall and put a deadline on when council members can remove conse ... 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.
Dallas' mayoral wannabes are all nice guys. Where's the fun in that?
Without Robert Hoffman (and Doug Kenney and Henry Beard), there would have been no National Lampoon. That would have sucked. If you've read The Dallas Morning News this morning, you know Robert Hoffman died yesterday at 59 of acute myelogenous leukemia. His death received mention on the front page o ... More >>
This is the view of the AAC and Victory Park from the pool deck area at the W. Gonna be awesome. In case you didn't know this--and you probably didn't, since its official opening isn't till a week from tomorrow--the W Hotel's open in Victory Park. Or maybe you do know: The joint's at 60-percent capa ... More >>
A fund aimed at boosting South Dallas is hammered by deadbeat borrowers and city hall neglect.
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In the battle for the District 6 council seat, the dark horse has a white face
Fahim Minkah cleared one set of hurdles to build a South Dallas skating rink, only to have the city put more in front of him
Will he die in prison for the sins of the plantation?
The Trinity River Plan's billion-dollar vision of levees, parks, and ponds has Mayor Ron Kirk--and most of Dallas--spellbound. But engineers warn it could lead to a flooding catastrophe and destroy the same poor neighborhoods it's designed to help.
Minutes of a power brokers' meeting show that Fort Worth is guilty of what it accuses Dallas of doing--breaking an agreement over D/FW airport
The search for a new federal judge reaches the lowest common denominator
He's violated the public trust and betrayed his own ethical standards. But is Dallas' perpetually annoying councilman guilty of fraud, perjury, and extortion?
Being major is hard work. If it isn't the Jews, it's a fight in Vegas.
The City of Dallas could make a fortune from WRR-FM. But powerful friends don't want anything to change at their little radio station.
Ray Nasher wants to give the city his sculptures, but first there's a small zoning matter
For city Councilman Al Lipscomb, taking handouts from power brokers has become a way of life. Is there a problem?
A legal comedy of errors led to a $5 million tragedy for the city
Chris Luna's deceitful public-service career finally hits bottom
How Ron Kirk secretly pulled the strings in city's Big 12 deal
How Ron Kirk killed the public arena briefing
From an arena that never was to a judge in a jam, ordinary folks took a beating in 1995
Commission chairman's departure leaves panel in weaker hands
Introducing: the Morning News' 'Met'
City Hall finds $35 million--and toys with turning Reunion into a reflecting pool
There are two to blame for the Kirk-Fielding feud
Closed council sessions scorn open-meetings law
City Hall's top brass use taxpayer-provided mobile phones to call sweethearts, power brokers, and Pizza Hut.
City scrambles to finance arena privately--and steal racetrack back from Fort Worth
What City Hall isn't willing to hear about the new arena
Why can't citizens vote on new arena?
Architect details low-cost plan to save arena--and poll shows public wants it done
Hunt alliance gives weaker track developer big edge
Inside the secret City Hall files: A tale of dupes and deception
Hope is renewed for four downtown housing projects
Council needs to take charge in arena debate
Arena documents, discussions remain hidden from the public