Latest twist in the great imaginary vote fraud epidemic of 2012: Now Republicans are nabbed doing exactly the same stuff they have accused Democrats of doing. In a piece in this morning's New York Times we get a peek at voter hanky-panky, GOP-style. An operative named Nathan Sproul, who has receive ... More >>
OK, I do understand that we're all primed now to string up the entire Medrano family for a massive vote fraud conspiracy bordering on terrorism, communism and cannibalism. All I want to do is toss out a couple modest words of caution. The Dallas Morning News has a lead editorial today insist ... More >>
At the end of last week, Plano-based Dr Pepper/Seven Up Inc. filed its response to Dublin Dr Pepper's response to corporate's lawsuit filed in June, in which the mothership insists Dublin's violating a licensing agreement by selling The Imperial Pure Cane Sugar-y Good Stuff outside of a six-count ... More >>
It probably doesn't help Dr Pepper's case that CEO Larry Young went on KERA's CEO in '09 with a Dublin sixer and touted it as "the original Dr Pepper formula with the Imperial sugar in it" with an "unbelievable" following.Back in June, you no doubt recall, Plano-based Dr Pepper/Seven Up Inc. deci ... More >>
Via.Back to the Dr Pepper-on-Dr Pepper lawsuit ...Early this morning we posted Dublin Dr Pepper's response to the lawsuit filed in June by Plano-based Dr Pepper Snapple Group, which is trying to limit Dublin's real-deal Imperial Sugar-spiked soda pop to a six-county area and alleges the oldest Dr ... More >>
Photos by Sam MertenWe're guessing this was Rawlings's reaction when he received bills from his consultants.Former TracyLocke CEO Mike Rawlings easily outpaced the field of mayoral candidates by raising a whopping $1.03 million -- nearly three times the combined haul of Ron Natinksy and David ... More >>
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Patrick MichelsFormer Dallas Mayor Laura Miller's husband Steve Wolens is Kunkle's campaign treasurer.Last week, former Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle said he was more than likely going to run for Dallas mayor -- as in, chances are "greater that I will run than I won't run." He didn't know when ... More >>
flickrBut the opposite of this.I have been keeping my mouth shut for months about this deal between Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert and city council member Angela Hunt concerning committee assignments and Hunt's ability to care for her new baby. But today there's a good story about it by Rudy Bush on th ... More >>
It's quite the reunion this morning: Ex-Dallas News-er Emily Ramshaw, now at the Texas Tribune, sits down with ex-Dallas Observer-er and former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller, now director of projects for Summit Power, which is in the clean-coal (big) business. Miller, who hasn't done many sitdowns si ... More >>
Steve Wolens With statewide races wrapping up in a couple months, it seems awfully premature to start the discussion about who's interested in replacing the winners four years down the road. But, as D's Wick Allison pointed out Monday, former State Rep. Steve Wolens has kept nearly $1.2 milli ... More >>
Sam Merten Miller crosses Commerce Street this morning, along with husband Steve Wolens and daughter Alex.Moments ago, folks standing outside the Earle Cabell Federal Building and Courthouse got a sneak peek at the prosecution's next witness in the City Hall corruption trial: former ... 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 >>
Under the headline "Refined Refuge," Traditional Home has come up what we news types here in Dallas might consider a pretty decent scoop. They have a story that answers the question: Where the hell has Laura Miller been the last year? Feathering her nest, looks like.The story is all about Miller's N ... 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.
A Trinity River vote, the return of the Citizens Council, a corruption case at City Hall. Buzz is confused. Was this 2007 or 1997?
The missus and I just concluded a morning tour of the Northwest Dallas polling places, and so far, no drama -- or voters, for that matter. At 9:32, we were Nos. 53 and 54 at Leonides Cigarroa Elementary School on Webb Chapel Road and Walnut Hill Lane (our third polling place in three elections, come ... More >>
On the Trinity, Laura Miller sounds a lot like any other old-time Dallas pol: bad
The state owes Roger Staubach $4.20--which is my favorite number, if you know what I mean. Be cooler if you did. On Sunday, the Texas Comptroller's office will once more publish its annual list of folks whose missing money the state has in its possession. Carole Keeton Strayhorn's peeps sent over an ... More >>
The smart money wants a mayor with sex appeal
Since Mayor Laura isn't running for re-election, last we checked, we wondered what exactly she can she do with the $96,146.54 sitting in her campaign war chest. (That's how much she has left, according to her campaign finance report filed today with the city's elections manager, Brooks Love, who I h ... More >>
Everybody knows why Laura Miller's not running for mayor. And everyone knows who'll take her place. Yeah. Right. Fine. Whatever. It's not surprising to read this morning so many takes on Mayor Laura's announcement yesterday, first to KTVT-Channel 11's Sarah Dodd and then later to The Dallas Morning ... More >>
Dwayne Bray, Metro editor of The Dallas Morning News, called me yesterday in response to a call I had placed to Dave Levinthal, the News reporter who wrote a story over the weekend about Mayor Laura Miller and some stock she and her husband owned briefly in AMR Corp., parent of American Airlines. Ne ... More >>
Looking forward to even more whoppers next year
Laura Miller's coming-out speech
Laura Miller's husband orders a shift for City Hall
The latest absentee ballot forgeries aren't the handiwork of a genius
An ignored study raises doubt about Dallas' proposed role as hotelier
We just don't want to get caught inside after dark
Is anything actually against the law in Texas elections?
Plus: Miller the Unifier, Second-guessing Goya, Lucy Is a Band
Democrat-snatchers invade Dallas
Potholes, motherhood and high fashion mingle in Miller's populist campaign kickoff
County officials hope reforms will prevent absentee-ballot trickery
The protesters at Laura Miller's house were Dallas-style terrorists, working for the chief of police
Dallas' largest plaintiff's firm, Baron & Budd, cultivates friends, punishes enemies and beats allegations it prompts clients to lie and win
Clinton's buddy gets a new job
What happens when you no longer need the levee taxpayers voted to pay for? Why, you just spend the money on some other big dumb project.
Dallas beat the telecoms, but guess who pays the price?
Laura Miller says she'd "love" to run for mayor
Two supposed champions of open government are pushing hard to keep campaign finance records off the Internet. What don't they want you to know?
Everybody's talking about a takeover at DISD, but nobody wants to do anything about it
Fred Baron's attempt to spin the story of his law firm's tactics was memorable, to say the least