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Shocked, Shocked to Find Segregation Going on in Dallas, of All Places!

2 years ago by Jim Schutze
Every six months or so Dallas is shocked, shocked again to find that racial segregation is going on here, but every time we discover it again, Dallas always avoids saying who. Somebody did it. Segregation is an act. People with names have to do things for segregation to persist. It’s...
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On a Trade Mission to China, Mayor Tom Leppert Takes "the Correct Approach"

10 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
Mayor Tom Leppert, council member Ron Natinsky, Economic Development honcho Karl Zavitkovsky and the rest of the Dallas delegation presently in Asia have moved onto Beijing, where last night they toured a plant that manufactures wind-turbine blades -- and to think, for that they missed a council briefing on drainage...
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Reese Witherspoon Attached, Sort of, to Pilot to Be Filmed in Dallas

4 years ago by Paige Skinner
It’s the classic story of mean divorce attorney meets her estranged love-addicted sister and they figure out life together. Or something. Listen, we don’t know. All we know is Meaghan Oppenheimer, who wrote “We Are Your Friends,” (You know “We Are Your Friends” because it starred Zac Efron and was...
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City's Working on a Real Estate Deal Called "Project Wall-E." Top Secret, Exec Session Stuff.

8 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
There's a curious item posted on the city council's Economic Development Committee's agenda for Monday morning: "Project Wall-E." And that's all it says, save for the fact it will be discussed entirely behind closed doors in executive session. The reason: "to deliberate the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real...
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What's it Worth to Move 200 Hilton Jobs to Dallas From Farmers Branch? Dunno Yet.

10 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
Says this sneak preview of the city council's Economic Development Committee agenda next week, Dallas is considering forking over an economic development grant to Hilton Hotels, which is looking to relocate a regional headquarters to Dallas. Office of Economic Development head Karl Zavitkovsky, as always, has at least some insight...
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This Just in From the Office of Ironic Developments at Dallas City Hall ...

10 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
I've been meaning to get to this for hours and was otherwise occupied -- drinking, of course, in anticipation of tomorrow's big day. Schutze's bestest bud, Frank Librio at Dallas City Hall, sent to us media types a press release announcing that the city's Office of Economic Development Web site...
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Date Set, Sort of, For "Project Wall-E" Bow

8 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
I had to call Karl Zavitkovsky, head of the city's Office of Economic Development, about something that turned out to be nothing this morning. (Well, if you must know, I wondered if "The Collective" referred to here is just "The Orleans at La Reunion" by a new name, and it...
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Angela Hunt Tours the Statler, Which "Could Be One of the Coolest Addresses in Downtown"

10 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
We've talked about shrouding the Statler, but what about the insides of the embattled hotel on Commerce Street, across from the under-construction Main Street Gardens? So happens that council member Angela Hunt took a tour of Conrad Hilton's baby last week, accompanied by the city's director of Economic Development Karl...
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Catching Up With Mayor Leppert in Asia If Only Because We Miss Him When He's Gone

10 years ago by Sam Merten
From the looks of the photos sent along by Mayor Tom Leppert's chief of staff, Chris Heinbaugh, it appears as though Leppert and the other 21 members of a privately funded, weeklong trade mission through Asia have managed a solid swap: We give South Korea a Mavs jersey. They show...
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To Protect Trinity Groves, Dallas Proposes Moving Concrete Plant Closer to School

4 years ago by Amy Martyn
Trinity Groves, the most exciting restaurant theme park in the world, sits across the street from a 7-acre concrete mixing plant. This is unacceptable. "Right now the plant spreads a lot of unneeded cement dust all over the area," explained Karl Zavitkovsky, the city's Office of Economic Development director, at...

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