There was just something that didn't add up about Debonaire Bros, the retail menswear business Kristian Fitz had registered with the Texas Secretary of State. For one, there didn't seem to be any clothes. Federal agents staked out the store's supposed address, a Red Bird home belonging to Fitz's par ... More >>
ATI Career Training Center is the type of school you see advertised on daytime TV. It prepares its graduates for "rewarding careers" in "fields such as health care, personal fitness and wellness, business technology, information technology, automotive repair, air conditioning and refrigeration repai ... More >>
Paul Green was not in the best of health in 2009 when he was hired as a bus monitor by Dallas County Schools. He had been battling colon cancer for more than a decade and, several years before, had been diagnosed with hypertension and congestive heart failure.
As a result, he took a slew of medicat ... More >>
Way back in April 2009, you may recall, FBI agents raided Core IP Networks, an enormous Internet service provider HQ'd out of 2323 Bryan Street downtown. It made national news, in part because the feds' raid temporarily disabled some 50 clients' Web sites. At the time, the FBI would only say sear ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsThe Holy Trinity, when they broke the news that some deputy constables hadn't been doing their jobs, or so they claimedBack in May, you may recall, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins and commissioners John Wiley Price and Maurine Dickey went before the media to deeply, sinc ... More >>
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Susan CombsOn the other side is the full release sent by the Texas Comptroller's office in which Susan Combs reveals that personal info belonging to millions of Texans was "inadvertently disclosed" on a server easily accessed by ... well, anyone, really. Among ... More >>
Mark GrahamMetro Dallas Homeless Alliance President and CEO Mike Faenza at The Bridge, which could lose $1 million annually in state funds in budget cutsAside from those education cuts, there's also the very real possibility that the state will do away with the Project Reintegration of Offenders ... More >>
In a lawsuit filed yesterday in U.S. District Court against the city of Dallas, an 18-year employee of the Dallas Police Department alleges that she's been sexually harassed by a sergeant, ignored by the chain of command and retaliated against by fellow officers for filing complaints. Casandra Jo ... More >>
A Friend of Unfair Park wonders: What in the wide, wide world of sports is up with this job listing on the Texas Workforce Commission's Web site:Experienced Journalist / Reporter(s) with work experience in the greater Dallas - Fort Worth market. Prefer 10 or more years experience in journalism, b ... More >>
After the jump, in its entirety, is a release we just received that offers sketchy details involving 19 people -- most of them locals -- who were indicted by a federal grand jury this week for their involvement in what the U.S. Attorney's Office calls a "massive cybercrime conspiracy." We will fo ... More >>
Governor Rick Perry stopped by DISD's Emmett J. Conrad High School on Fair Oaks Ave. yesterday to tout the Texas Workforce Commission's $1 million investment in expanding robotics education programs across the state. Conrad, of course, boasts an estimable robotics club -- the RoboChargers -- that, f ... More >>
Hal SamplesTexas Workforce Commission chairman Tom PaukenTexas Workforce Commission chairman and Dallas resident Tom Pauken has informed the offices of Governor Rick Perry and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst of his interest in running for U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison's seat.
"I'm taking a ... More >>
Just arrived in Austin, only to find in my in-box, oh, 'bout a dozen Friends' links to either Governor Rick Perry's speech down in Houston or the Burnt Orange Report's compendium of reactions to said speech. As you may know by now, the governor is saying no to more than $500 million in unemployment ... More >>
In last week's paper version of Unfair Park, we took a look at the local GOP through the eyes of Dallas County Republican Party chair Jonathan Neerman. One of Neerman's critics, Texas Workforce Commission chair (and my former boss) Tom Pauken, says Barack Obama was an important reason why the Democ ... More >>