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Photos courtesy UT DallasSixth-year grandmaster Alejandro Ramirez studies his options against a fellow grandmaster from UT Brownsville on Sunday.Maybe you've heard, but chess is serious business at UT Dallas. Perennial contenders for the national championship, the Comets are one of three Texas te ... More >>
Sam MertenSo says the press release forwarded this morning by Mayor Tom Leppert's chief of staff, Chris Heinbaugh. It comes from the Dallas Chapter of the Texas Association of Business, which will honor Leppert with its annual Distinguished Business Leader Award early next year, at the 13th A ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsFirst Baptist's old church spire was the first thing to catch sunlight as the dust cleared from this morning's implosion.With a mighty set of booms that echoed throughout downtown, Mayor Tom Leppert and his pastor Robert Jeffress made room for the opulent new face of Firs ... More >>
Brandon ThibodeauxWhile the city council took a month off, concessionaire Gilbert Aranza hired one of the mayor's former consultants, who convinced him to pay an SMU associate professor to take a look-see at the controversial Love Field food and beverage contract.After the city council on Jun ... More >>
Trinity River Project stories are The Dallas Morning News on mescaline. The city's only daily does so well with other coverage. But then they drop one of those Trinity River tabs, and the walls go to rubber. This morning The Dallas Morning News publishes a story saying the federal share of the Tr ... More >>
Patrick MichelsAs a Friend of Unfair Park points out below, Mayor Tom Leppert speaks today to Emily Ramshaw, the former Morning News-er, now with the Texas Tribune. It's only a brief audio interview -- a little shorter than nine minutes -- and he doesn't say anything particularly shocking: Cr ... More >>
Should be an interesting Dallas City Council meeting today -- if, that is, the Deep Ellum Association knows it needs to send its people to City Hall before 1 p.m., as the council will vote on the parking-boot ordinance well before lunch break, according to city officials to whom we spoke last night. ... More >>
Patrick MichelsRon Steinhart is firmly on the side of Mayor Tom Leppert and the pro-hotel crowd, but a month ago he wasn't positive how he'd vote and said there were good arguments on both sides of the issue.Ron Steinhart, chairman of Enough is Enough, at the group's press conference not only talked ... More >>
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Apparent murder-suicide cuts to the heart of the mayor's southern Dallas advisors
What Tom Leppert's campaign tells you about Tom Leppert
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Leppert and Oakley show that what you think about Dallas politics could be wrong
What exactly did Tom Leppert move to Dallas?
Dallas' mayoral wannabes are all nice guys. Where's the fun in that?
So what about the dogfight on the Trinity River Project?
Inside the secret City Hall files: A tale of dupes and deception