It's Drinking Week at City of Ate, which means even more stories than usual about our favorite pastime. Check back for more stories about craft beer, killer bartenders and more. I had my first "custom cocktail" about four years ago. I was at new bar in D.C. called The Passenger, where, along with d ... More >>
As long as we're on the general theme of "unpleasant events that are somehow related to the Medicaid Women's Health Program," let's throw this one in there too: Abby Johnson, who was until a couple of years ago the director of a clinic that was part of Planned Parenthood of the Gulf Coast, is now su ... More >>
Like I said earlier this week, when city attorneys had city council members behind closed doors this week, one of their topics of conversation was the National Solid Wastes Management Association's federal antitrust lawsuit against the city over flow control -- you know, that ordinance steering a ... More >>
Wednesday's council briefing is shaping up to be action-packed, in the words of Ronnie Dawson: It'll have redistricting, a look-see at Dallas Fire-Rescue's budget (which includes that proposal to move and mothball engines) and ... dunh dunh dunh ... flow control, otherwise known as Marys Suhm and ... More >>
First, let me apologize for the headline -- I was listening to Billy Bragg and friends on the way into work this morning, and it could not be helped. Now, then. It's been a whole two days since last we discussed flow control -- I know, right? -- which, as you're well aware, involves the city forc ... More >>
No doubt most of you aren't all that concerned where your garbage gets dumped, so long as it's picked up and hauled off on time. That said, the subject's slowly but surely becoming a hot topic at City Hall, as City Manager Mary Suhm and Sanitation Services Director Mary Nix make their solid-waste ... More >>
In a few weeks, Dallas City Manager Mary Suhm will present to the city council some revenue-generating brainstorms she hopes could offset some of this year's $60-million-and-maybe-more budget shortfall. Among her proposals, she tells Unfair Park, will be one familiar to anyone paying attention la ... More >>
Last June, we took a look at some moneymaking brainstorms Dallas City Manager Mary Suhm presented to the city council, which Suhm hoped would offset some of the $131-million budget shortfall with which she was faced at the time. Among them was one in particular that didn't get very far, or so it ... More >>
Spencer Campbell At Fair Park today, the Gruccis gave a sneak peek at the stuff they'll blow up tomorrow night. And they say Fair Park is dying. Why, just this weekend -- we’re counting today as the weekend, and judging by traffic, you are as well -- two high-profile events are rolling through Da ... More >>
Until his overthrow, Bill Price led the Texas anti-abortion movement for 17 years. Was it politics, ego, or something worse that did him in?
In 1970, Pat Toomay was scared he'd get drafted by Vince Lombardi. Something worse happened -- he ended up playing for the Dallas Cowboys. Years later, he'd realize what damage that wrought.