Trey Garrison

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Natinsky Gets Dallas Police Association Nod

    Peter CalvinGlenn White​It's probably not the most surprising press release of the week: "Dallas Police Association PAC Unanimously Votes to Support Ron Natinsky For Dallas Mayor." After all, as we noted way back in September 2004 -- two months into David Kunkle's tenure as Dallas Police Departmen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Social Media Tools: Once Again, Why Did Leppert Hire D.C. Dude to Run Web Site?

    Laura Reed Martin, who manages the Issues and Crisis Division at The Reeds, PRC.​As we told you at the end of Monday's item about Mayor Tom Leppert's new Web site, consultant Laura Reed Martin was supposed to get back with us about the decision to hire Washington, D.C.-based Stan Olshefski to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Don Hill's Latest Defense: He Just Wasn't Powerful Enough to Influence Deals

    Sam MertenWhat, them worried? D'Angelo Lee, Don Hill and Sheila Farrington outside the federal courthouse​[Editor's note: Jim's on deadline, and Sam's on vacation. So Trey Garrison's down at the Earle Cabell Federal Building and Courthouse live-blogging the City Hall corruption trial for Unfair Pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    It's That Time o' the Year: Gun Buy-Back!

    ​Last time 'round, Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway's call to turn in your arms arms turned into quite the sideshow, complete with a French New Wave film of some kind starring Caraway and Trey Garrison. Which hasn't deterred Caraway one bit: This afternoon at Dallas City Hall, he'll provide further de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2009

    Incidentally, All Are Invited to the CATOH Watching Party at Tucker on Ross

    Contrary to what's been reported elsewhere, the Citizens Against the Taxpayer-Owned Hotel party at Tucker on Ross Avenue is, in fact, open to the press and public. Matter of fact, not only is Merten on hand for the gathering, but so too are KXAS-Channel 5's Ken Kalthoff and Trey Garrison -- and, for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2009

    Taking the Muzzle Off Mayor Tom Leppert's New Pro-Hotel Buddies

    The Vote No'ers yesterday began airing their second TV ad, which features Mayor Tom Leppert and Dallas citizens Joanne and Bob Goodfellow, whose hot sports opinions regarding the convention center hotel are lacking to say the least -- as in, they're mute throughout the entire 30-second spot. So we g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    The Safety's Off: So, What Did a Non-Believer Learn at Saturday's Gun Buy Back?

    Amanda WarrDeputy Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway and Trey Garrison at Reunion Arena SaturdayAs he promised last week, right after we first mentioned Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway's offer to swap guns for $50 Kroger gift cards, D contributing editor Trey Garrison went out to Reunion Arena to make ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    Hey, Tell That Awesome Story About Meeting Mayor Tom Leppert Again

    In his campaign to unseat District 7 freshman council member Carolyn Davis, Libertarian John Jay Myers is using the city's plans to build a publicly owned convention center hotel as a key issue, posting the footage you'll find after the jump to his Web site a couple weeks ago. Thanks to Trey Garriso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Gun Crazy

    City of Springfield, IllinoisDid not see that coming. Yesterday, first thing, I pointed out Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway's call to arms -- meaning, of course, his call for folks to part with their firearms in exchange for 50 bucks' worth of Kroger groceries Saturday morning at Reunion. Shortl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2008

    A Convention Center Hotel Round-Up, Starring Mayor "No Conflicts" Tom

    A very emphatic Mayor Tom Leppert from Sam Merten on Vimeo. In Wednesday’s paper version of Unfair Park, we'll take a look into the madness of Mayor Tom’s relentless pursuit of the convention center hotel. But until then, we offer this video from the September 24 Build the Hotel shindig, along ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2008

    When the Money Men Are Out to Get Ya, You're Usually on the Right Side

    FrontBurner has posted a long essay by Trey Garrison on why Dallas City Plan Commission member Neil Emmons is the Great Satan. Garrison cites several major development projects he says have been unfairly sabotaged by Emmons. Garrison clearly is a lot more familiar with the details on these projects ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2008

    Lesse. Do You Want the Katy Trail or an "Attractive Alley"?

    As Schutze pointed out earlier, Trey Garrison posted his thoughts on FrontBurner about a zoning case involving City Plan Commissioner Neil Emmons -- something about him being a Blue Meanie or some such. I’ve been following this issue as well and came up with a different perspective, mostly because ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2008

    Tom Pauken Never Saw It Coming Tom Pauken, owner of Dallas Blog Late this morning, Dallas Blog owner Tom Pauken posted a brief piece regarding the death of Dallas Blog columnist Rufus Shaw, in which he described him as a friend and touted his achievements as an SMU football player, community leader and writer. Pauken, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2008

    The Whore Truth About Tomorrow's City Council Meeting

    Tomorrow’s city council meeting is filled with several interesting items -- though once again, the addendum is where the most titillating items can be found. So much to get to: the convention-center hotel, natural-gas drilling, cell phones ... You know what? We need more room to stretch out. Like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2007

    Drunk on Victory, At a Price

    Might as well learn to live and love the Balanced Vision Plan. Almost there: 383 precincts in now, and Mayor Tom's got 40,983 out of the 77,296 votes cast. Which leaves a mere 36,313 for Angela Hunt. And only 17 precincts left to go. It's over: The Trinity River toll road wins. By 10 miles. Matt ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2007

    KDFW Suspends Rebecca Aguilar After Controversial "Ambush"

    A few days after receiving a major award, KDFW-Channel 4's Rebecca Aguilar has been suspended from the Fox affiliate. Monday night, KDFW-Channel 4 ran a piece about 70-year-old James Walton, owner of Able Walton Machine & Welding in West Dallas, who, early Sunday morning, shot and killed a man tryin ... More >>

  • News

    August 2, 2007

    A Bust Goes Bust

    A former Dallas Police officer says her partner had no right to search a car for drugs

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2007

    Laura Miller and Alex Krieger Are "Astounded" and "Outraged."

    Harvard's Alex Krieger insists Jim Schutze and Angela Hunt have distorted the meaning of his original e-mail to Mayor Laura Miller. From: Laura Miller To: Bill Eager, Alex Krieger CC: David Webb, Robert Wilonsky, Dave Levinthal, Colleen Nelson, Keven Ann Willey, Trey Garrison, Craig Holcomb, Gail ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2006

    Allison, I Know This World is Killing You

    Before D Magazine publisher Wick Allison writes his monthly publisher's column, he might want to, oh, I don't know, read his own magazine. In the March issue, Allison goes through his weary routine of comforting the comfortable by lamenting that City Hall has an anti-business attitude: "City Hall ... More >>