J. Erik Jonsson took over as Dallas' mayor at a turbulent time for the city. John F. Kennedy had just been assassinated on Elm Street, and residents and leaders were struggling to come to terms with the event and its aftermath. Jonsson responded by preaching a forward-thinking optimism, urging cons ... More >>
Interesting blow-black -- so muted you might call it whisper-back -- to recent stories and an op-ed piece in The Dallas Morning News extolling so-called economic progress in Southern Dallas. One instance is on the paper's op-ed page today, a column from respected Southern Dallas blogger-jou ... More >>
Patrick MichelsYvette Laster's home across from the new Jubilee Park community center, which the city says isn't up to code. Laster says the city and the Jubilee Park & Community Center are after her land. Sitting in a white patio chair on the porch of her 86-year-old house Sunday afternoon, Yv ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsFrom left, Jubilee Park chairman Tom Harbison, Mayor Tom Leppert, Wealthy Individual T. Boone Pickens and Walt Humann enjoy the children's dance this morning. It was all hands on stage this morning at Jubilee Park, where the new community center's dedication drew the city' ... More >>
Courtesy Pat and Emmitt Smith CharitiesBrent Brown, left, with Pat and Emmitt Smith and their kids on Congo Street near Fair Park this morningSince June 2008, Brent Brown and his bcWORKSHOP have been rebuilding a handful of century-old single-family homes that line Congo Street, in the Jubilee Pa ... More >>
Too liberal? Too soft? Craig Watkins would beg to differ. Late yesterday afternoon, I finally spoke with Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins about his comments in Thursday's New York Times concerning Los Angeles' -- and, by extension, Dallas' -- failure to reduce gang-related crimes. Seems ... More >>
North Texas gets schooled on the nasty politics of dirty air
I just found out what I am doing Wednesday morning--well, other than getting my toes painted. From 7:45 a.m. to 11:25 a.m., because apparently doing things on the half-hour is for suckers, the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce will be hosting what actually looks like a fascinating real estate symposi ... More >>
The Cowboys want to move back to Fair Park--so, there goes the neighborhood?
This new Trinity River plan is suspiciously reasonable
The silence is deafening at City Hall over expanding Love Field, but Jim Schutze has some advice for airport neighbors: Buy earplugs.
How little Legend Airlines beat mammoth American at its own game
IRS drops the other shoe on former First Republic bankers
City Hall's top brass use taxpayer-provided mobile phones to call sweethearts, power brokers, and Pizza Hut.