Walt Humann

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    50 Years Ago, the Mayor Formulated Dozens of "Goals for Dallas." So, How'd We Do?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Sorry, Guys, But Mortgage Subsidies Aren't the Answer in Southern Dallas

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    One Jubilee Park Homeowner Says She's Being Targeted With Code Complaints Because the City Wants Her Land

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Dallas Heavyweights Turn Out to Dedicate Walt Humann and T. Boone Pickens' Community Center at Jubilee Park

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    On This Day of Service, Emmitt Smith and Family Lend a Helping Hand on Congo Street

    Courtesy Pat and Emmitt Smith CharitiesBrent Brown, left, with Pat and Emmitt Smith and their kids on Congo Street near Fair Park this morning​Since 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2007

    Craig Watkins and the "Holistic Approach" to Reducing Crime

    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 >>

  • News

    September 6, 2007

    Choke On It

    North Texas gets schooled on the nasty politics of dirty air

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2006

    The Real Estate: Downtown

    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 >>

  • News

    May 27, 2004

    Going Deep

    The Cowboys want to move back to Fair Park--so, there goes the neighborhood?

  • News

    March 13, 2003

    What's the Catch?

    This new Trinity River plan is suspiciously reasonable

  • News

    December 7, 2000

    Love's Labor Lost

    The silence is deafening at City Hall over expanding Love Field, but Jim Schutze has some advice for airport neighbors: Buy earplugs.

  • News

    October 16, 1997

    The (W)right to Fly

    How little Legend Airlines beat mammoth American at its own game

  • News

    June 13, 1996

    Taxman cometh

    IRS drops the other shoe on former First Republic bankers

  • News

    April 6, 1995

    Who ya gonna call?

    City Hall's top brass use taxpayer-provided mobile phones to call sweethearts, power brokers, and Pizza Hut.