Did anybody else feel less than homeland-secure after yesterday's fandango with the Dallas County Homeland Security Advisory Committee? First, Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price tried to re-appoint to the committee the founder of an international anti-Semitic hate group -- a guy best know ... More >>
We're all innocent until proven guilty. The police can investigate hell out of somebody, and that person may turn out to be pure as the driven snow. But there's another reality in the world having to do with an old cop saying: "Crime makes you stupid." Frankly, the behavior of Dallas County J ... More >>
While I was writing the item below, which I am sure you're all reading at this very moment, several Friends of Unfair Park asked if we were going to follow up on Brett Shipp's tweet concerning allegations that Dallas County Commission John Wiley Price assaulted him and threatened to "split my thr ... More >>
From the Wai-Wize site: "WAI-WIZE is currently providing services in conjunction with Applied Technologies to design turnkey facilities for the new City of Dallas Convention Center Hotel."Speaking of Wai-Wize ...As Jim points out, between Brett Shipp and yesterday's News, there's plenty out there ... More >>
Southern Dallas, especially the ministerial leadership, seems to be pretty locked up behind mayoral candidate Mike Rawlings. In explaining that to myself, I do allow for Rawlings's charismatic personality and his track record on community issues. He's got things going for him. (Well, maybe no ... More >>
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Photos by Sam MertenMayor Dwaine Caraway, his wife and council member Dave Neumann this morning at the City Hall Flag Room.Just minutes before presiding over his first meeting as the city's newly minted mayor, Dwaine Caraway assured a group of around 150 folks gathered for a light breakfast i ... More >>
Sam MertenTom LeppertMayor Tom Leppert hasn't formally announced his candidacy for Kay Bailey Hutchison's gig just yet, but he hired Republican fund-raiser Shelly Carson last year as his finance director and paid her nearly $75,000, according to campaign finance reports. Carson has yet to ret ... More >>
Sam MertenCraig WatkinsDallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins outraised Republican challenger Danny Clancy by more than $50,000 during the latest three-month fund-raising period, while Clancy outspent his Democratic counterpart by more than $20,000, according to campaign finance report ... More >>
Harry WilonskySam's already gone though Willis Johnson's lobbyist registrations forms, which were due to the city at the end of last week. But there's still plenty of ground to cover, as evidenced by the five pages' worth of revelations stashed away on the City Secretary's Office's Web site. So, ... More >>
Richard AllenSpace restraints prevented us from including our interview with Richard Allen, CEO of The Allen Group, in this week's look at departing Dallas County Judge Jim Foster -- available wherever paper versions of Unfair Park are given away tomorrow. Of course, TAG is developing the Dallas ... More >>
Photos by Kurt WatkinsBill White, Craig Watkins and Craig Jenkins (background) walk from Watkins's campaign office to a precinct chair dinner at Saint Martin's Place Friday night.That's what we gather by looking at the pics sent to us by Kurt Watkins, cousin and PR man to Dallas County Distri ... More >>
Sam MertenCaption contest!It took Mayor Tom Leppert approximately two years to accomplish what no one else in Dallas could: begin building a convention center hotel. And hundreds of assorted politicos, city officials, business leaders and supporters were on hand Tuesday afternoon at the site of the ... More >>
Sam MertenMayor Tom Leppert did not mince words Sunday: "Vote no on Proposition 1. Vote no on Proposition 2."Mayor Tom Leppert and wife Laura spent yesterday worshiping at churches in South Dallas, where services were interrupted so the mayor could give his convention center hotel sales pitch and in ... More >>
Those who know me from my days at Dallas Blog might be familiar with a semi-regular segment I introduced called “Virtual Coffee.” The idea -- linking to stuff around the Web and providing commentary -- was hardly original, but I hoped it would provide an outlet to quick-hit items that either I d ... More >>
Don't have a clue how DART could bust its budget by a billion bucks? Here's one.
Rufus Shaw Services for Rufus Shaw and Lynn Flint Shaw will be held tomorrow morning, during a funeral mass at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church in Oak Cliff scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. In addition to their son, Ian Shaw, surviving the couple is Rufus’ son, Rufus Shaw III; his two daughte ... More >>
God damn that was fast. Not 30 minutes after Mr. Jim posted his item about the Trinity toll road referendum, Becky Mayad shot out a media release concerning the leadership of the "Vote No! Save the Trinity" committee -- which includes Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway, who I coulda sworn used to b ... More >>
Leppert and Oakley show that what you think about Dallas politics could be wrong
Dallas' mayoral wannabes are all nice guys. Where's the fun in that?
We're not saying Matt Pulle has a man-crush on Sam Coats. We would never say it. Not outloud. Nope. Welcome to the second installment of Unfair Park's weekly round-up of the top eight mayoral candidates. We shuffled part of the list around a little bit, not so much because anything interesting happe ... More >>
A Spanish-language requirement reopens old wounds at DISD
Three years after his conviction for rape, local DJ Gary "Babyfase" Faison speaks out to proclaim his innocence. What are the odds he's right? One in 300 million.
The self-proclaimed ministers of capitalism have gotten a cool reception to their gospel in Dallas. But Chevis King Jr. and Joe Howard won't give up till they've found a better way to spend black people's money.
The enigmatic "Mr. Sha" brought black Dallas a vision of a prep school but it's a dream he's sold before