Our transportation overlords at the North Central Texas Council of Governments have been accused of massaging numbers to justify letting a company called the Texas Turnpike Corp. build a tollway from Dallas to Greenville that no one who lives in the way seems to want. The council of governments, ak ... More >>
State senator Kevin Eltife, a Republican from Tyler, filed four bills yesterday that could breath new life into the craft beer industry in Texas. The legislation "will modernize laws that unfairly advantage out-of-state beer producers over Texas' small businesses of the beer industry -- craft brewer ... More >>
Free from the hangover of the '90s craft beer bust, Dallas' small brewers cheer another round of growth.
A little while ago, in this item below, Mike MacNaughton posted a link to this freshly minted release from the Texas Education Agency, which leads with the good news: "Texas has experienced a huge increase in the number of college-bound minority students who take the SAT college admissions test." ... More >>
Sam MertenMayor Tom Leppert at the groundbreaking on the convention center hotel in SeptemberIt's been almost seven months since Dallas voters agreed to build a convention-center hotel, and almost three months since the groundbreaking. And while the rancorous battle over Mayor Tom's pet project m ... More >>
flickr member: Angela HuntSo how did Mayor Leppert accomplish what his predecessor was unable to do? It's all in the numbers.In December 2003, the city of Dallas issued a request for proposals to build a convention center hotel after former Mayor Laura Miller and her husband, former state Rep. Steve ... More >>
Invented by University of Texas at San Antonio medical student Vinicio Montes to help his fellow students stay mentally focused, Nerd is the latest niche energy drink to enter the marketplace. Unlike the candy Nerds, however, each can contains only a single flavor. The twist with this energy drink i ... More >>
Petitions to kill the public project are gaining momentum
A debate over the city's convention center hotel gets quietly canned
Dr. Heywood Sanders In this week’s paper version of Unfair Park, we dig deep into the convention center hotel controversy at City Hall. Mayor Tom Leppert’s dream of building a hotel using public money will come closer to reality when the city council votes next week whether to approve financing ... More >>
As Mayor Tom Leppert pushes for a convention center hotel, critics demand more details and less tax money. At least, those who haven't been silenced do.
Mitchell Rasansky's "extremely upset" over the mayor's plans to rush through this convention center hotel. Earlier this morning, Unfair Park mentioned that during tomorrow’s Economic Development Committee meeting, council members will discuss spending $41.3 million of taxpayers’ money to acquire ... More >>
You can't buy a vibrator in Burleson, but there are plenty of dildos
A group of Falun Gong, the outlawed Chinese spiritual movement, travel from Dallas to D.C. on an urgent rescue mission, sending out righteous thoughts and cultivating Xing Xing along the way