One big lesson to draw from Tuesday's special election to fill an empty school board seat: The public school employees unions in Dallas are weak tea, indeed, when it comes to any kind of a shootout at the polls. Take away a couple of pissed-off rich supporters with axes to grind, and teachers union ... More >>
Rich, white, North Dallas businessmen are plotting to take over Dallas' schools. Maybe this time it'll work.
Container Store co-founder Garrett Boone and the Star Employee Commission told the Dallas ISD trustees last month that the HR department was ... how did they put it ... well, let's just go with completely, totally and utterly effed. (Look, my kid reads Unfair Park, all right?) And they offered pa ... More >>
In the ever-lasting debate over whether and how and how well our teachers are living up to their charge -- that charge, of course, being simply to save their country from a slow, seamless descent into collective idiocy -- a lot of buzzwords get buzzed: evaluations, testing, metrics, merit pay, longe ... More >>
ABC NewsJon and Anna Usry and the family, right before ABC News stole all their stuffYesterday we watched ABC News's David Muir do Diane Sawyer's bidding and empty the Snow White Drive home of Jon and Anna Usry of everything not made in the U.S. and A. Though, as several Friends of Unfair Park no ... More >>
Sam MertenContrary to how Sam (always) manages to capture the mayor, he was actually quite thrilled with today's gift.So sorry. As you can clearly see below, naming rights for the Woodall Rodgers Deck Park won't be going to 7-Eleven or Ray Hunt or Southwest or American Airlines. Syd Nancy, though ... More >>
We'll have much more on this as we inch closer to Friday, when the city council's Economic Development Committee holds a specially called meeting to discuss a number of hot topics, among them how to tackle the old LTV Tower, whose would-be developers just went into Chapter 11. But one of the more in ... More >>
Mark Graham Attorney Fred Baron, Dallas Dems' fave bread-maker The Houston Chronicle this morning tallies up the state's biggest political donors in 2007 -- "a year in which there were no high-profile races and only a few constitutional amendments on the ballot" -- and second only to Houston home b ... More >>
How Michael Hinojosa escaped blame in the DISD credit card scandal
North Texas gets schooled on the nasty politics of dirty air
Yes, we're very excited David Lynch and Lauren Bacall are coming to AFI. But, c'mon, so's Ron Livingston. Yeeaaah. We just received the complete schedule for the inaugural AFI Dallas International film festival, which opens with a screening of Music Within at the Majestic Theater on March 22 and clo ... More >>
Manager musical chairs
When an alcoholic, a schizophrenic, and a homeless man get together and draw, the Stewpot calls it group therapy. Christina Rees calls it art.