U.S. Small Business Administration

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Brion Randall Won't Be Stealing Locals' Hard-Earned Millions For the Next 15 Years

    Brion Randall​Based upon the handful of comments that just popped up on this 4-month-old Unfair Park item, some of his victims already know and have been celebrating the news: Brion Randall -- the Plano man who, from 2004 through '09, screwed some 30 folks out of around $6 million -- is going to f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Plano Man to Plead Guilty to Bilking Local Investors Out of More Than $6 Million

    ​So says a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office that just landed in the in-box. His name is Brion Gary Randall, and according to the feds, on May 18 the 48-year-old will plead guilty in Dallas federal court to running a handful of scams between 2004 and last July that were eventually unea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Feds Offer to Help Grow Small Businesses in Dallas's Inner-City

    Good news this afternoon for small businesses in the inner-city: The U.S. Small Business Administration has placed Dallas on its burgeoning list of cities tapped to participate in its Emerging 200 initiative, which IDs companies "that show a high potential for growth" and shows 'em how to, ya know, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2008

    Gustav Isn't Screwing Around, and Neither is the City of Dallas

    National Weather Service About an hour ago, city officials gave local media members a tour of the Dallas Convention Center, in which Dallas expects to hold folks fleeing Hurricane Gustav, which is close to reaching Category 5 status as it approaches the Louisiana coastline. Only, the city keeps in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2007

    It's Official: We're a "Major Disaster"

    So says the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, which just issued a press release announcing that federal disaster aid has been made available to the counties in Texas affected by June's horrific weather (though, oddly, it covers only people affected by weat ... More >>

  • News

    July 24, 2003

    She's Gotta Serve It

    Dallas dining is largely controlled by men. Seven women are trying to change that.

  • News

    February 22, 2001


    Paging Mr. Gerry Mander:

  • News

    October 26, 2000

    Pumped Out

    Major gas companies are driving away independent station operators, all in the name of greed

  • News

    August 26, 1999

    Burnt offering

    When major-league Dallas soccer wanted to come to Hickory Creek, the folks there just weren't buying

  • Dining

    July 15, 1999

    Food to go

    A Dallas chef beats it out of town ahead of bill collectors

  • News

    December 31, 1998

    The man who would be judge

    U.S. Attorney Paul Coggins is no longer seeking a federal bench, but his days of public service are far from over

  • News

    November 19, 1998

    It's your store (like it or not)

    Albertson's wants to build in East Dallas, and it's not about to let future customers get in the way

  • News

    November 5, 1998

    Don Quixote of the drive-in

    Against long odds, Rich Peterson attempts to save a piece of Dallas' past

  • News

    March 26, 1998

    Will the clothes make the man?

    Dallas' Todd Oldham wants to take his colorful fashions from sassy to classy--and reap big-time profits. But MTV's fashion designer won't have it easy in his quest to transcend trend.

  • News

    May 29, 1997

    A Dream Deferred

    Former Black Panther Fahim Minkah seeks redemption for a drug-infested neighborhood, but the Southern Dallas Development Corporation turns its back

  • News

    December 5, 1996

    The Hare, The Tortoise

    Channel 5's Marty Griggin and Channel 8's Robert Riggs race for ratings as their stations struggle for dominance of local television news

  • News

    August 29, 1996

    No Dough

    Richard and LaJeanne Williams had big dreams for their bakery--until a bank figured their plan was just pie in the sky