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  • Police: Dallas mom glued daughter's hands to wall

    09/10/2011 3:53:51 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/10/2011 | Yahoo News
    DALLAS (AP) — A 22-year-old mother was facing child abuse charges Friday after police say she glued her toddler daughter's hands to a wall, kicked her in the stomach and beat her over a potty training issue. Joselyn Cedillo, 2, was on life support with multiple internal injuries at a Dallas hospital Thursday, The Dallas Morning News reported (http://dallasne.ws/pKJtEb ). A hospital spokeswoman told The Associated Press she had no information on the girl Friday. The newspaper, citing police records, said glue and paint were stuck to Joselyn's palms, and that skin had torn away in places.
  • Dallas store clerk attacked by mob of young people

    09/08/2011 8:32:12 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 43 replies
    wfaa.com ^ | 09/07/11 | Monika Diaz
    It was an ordinary night, August 26, at the Exxon Tiger Mart at South Polk Street and Interstate 20 in Dallas. C.J. Thomas, the store's clerk, was behind the counter when a rush of customers came through the door at 10:12 p.m. "There was more coming in than going out," Thomas said. "Once they realized how many were in there, one of the students started throwing stuff and screamed out. Everything after that went crazy." Store surveillance cameras from different angles show bottles being thrown. Seconds later, Thomas ran to the front door. He tried to close it, but he...
  • Dallas Fed August (manufacturing) index negative for fourth month

    08/29/2011 8:16:35 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 3 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 8.29.11 | Steve Goldstein
    The Dallas Fed's manufacturing general business index remained negative for the fourth month in a row and fell from -2 in July to -11.4 to August. Short article, more from the Dallas Fed release: The general business activity index remained negative for the fourth month in a row and fell from –2 to –11.4. The change in the index was largely due to a notable increase in the share of firms noting worsened activity. The company outlook index stayed positive but edged down from 11 in July to 7.2 in August. Still, the great majority of respondents said their outlooks...
  • Dallas Records Second Most 100-Plus Degree Days

    08/24/2011 7:55:34 AM PDT · by JNRoberts · 93 replies
    KERA News ^ | 8/23/11 | Bill Zeeble
    Dallas is closer to a new heat record, now that it has registered the second-most hundred-degree days in a year, with 57. KERA's Bill Zeeble has more.
  • Man Detained After Kids Found Unresponsive (2 Children dead)

    08/22/2011 2:26:11 PM PDT · by ken in texas · 21 replies · 1+ views
    WFAA.com ^ | Aug 22, 2011 | REBECCA LOPEZ
    DALLAS - Dallas police have arrested a man who they said kidnapped his children and may have drowned them on Monday.Naim Rasool Muhammad, 32, allegedly never dropped the children off at school... Police said Muhammad's girlfriend reported ... that he took his children by force and assaulted her.... officers were called to the Singing Hills Drive and East Ledbetter to an unconscious person. That is the area where the children were found.CPR was performed on the children according to Dallas Fire-Rescue. Sources tell News 8 that the children did not survive....
  • Dallas Morning News: Duncan flat-out lied about Texas education

    08/21/2011 11:22:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/21/11
    Time Magazine’s Andrew Rotherham professed to being “confused” over Arne Duncan’s attack on the performance of Texas schools — and his ignorance over the performance of the Chicago school district Duncan actually ran. The Dallas Morning News’ editorial writer Rodger Jones isn’t confused at all. He’s irate. In a column that appeared in yesterday’s newspaper, Jones prints the response to Duncan from Robert Scott, Texas’ education chief, but not before getting in a few shots himself at Duncan’s “lies”: Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s insult to Texas public education was a politically motivated distortion that doesn’t become a federal official in...
  • Princeton Review lists University of Dallas as "LGBT Unfriendly"

    08/20/2011 11:34:01 AM PDT · by re_nortex · 27 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | Aug. 12, 2011 | Katherine Leal Unmuth
    The Princeton Review recently released a list of the most gay-unfriendly universities in the nation, and the University of Dallas clocked in at #9. Other Texas schools make appearances on the list of 20 schools--Texas A&M University at #10 and Southern Methodist University at #12. The ranking comes from surveys in which students were asked: "Do students, faculty, and administrators at your college treat all persons equally regardless of their sexual orientations and gender identify/expression?"
  • Freep a Poll! (LBGT newsrag from Dallas. Who to blame for economic crisis?)

    08/12/2011 3:12:40 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 32 replies
    www.dallasvoice.com ^ | 8-11-11 | Dallas Voice
    Who is most responsible for the recent economic crisis? Republicans Democrats President Obama Tea Party Congress
  • WFAA reporter shoved by Commissioner Price (I'm going to split your neck" Dallas)

    08/10/2011 4:26:24 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 29 replies
    WFAA ^ | August 10 | Staff
    DALLAS — Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price physically accosted WFAA reporter Brett Shipp while Shipp was trying to gain access to Price's county office Wednesday morning. Price struck Shipp with an open palm to the throat during a News 8 investigation of county equipment and purchases. The incident occurred when Shipp was asked by Commissioner Maurine Dickey to accompany her to Price's Langdon Road office to gain access to storage sheds located on the county complex. The News 8 video shows Brett Shipp, WFAA producer Mark Smith and photographer Billy Bryant following Commissioner Price and others as they attempted...
  • Photos: Pee-wee Herman stops by Cowboys training camp

    08/06/2011 7:30:37 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    Pee-wee Herman made a surprise appearance at Dallas Cowboys training camp on Thursday night and posed for pictures with various front office members, coaches and players. No reason was given for the visit, so we'll assume it's because he was invited by Dez Bryant(notes).
  • $4 million Trinity River attraction too dangerous to use

    07/28/2011 8:20:04 PM PDT · by NeverForgetBataan · 26 replies
    WFAA.com ^ | July 27, 2011 | JONATHAN BETZ
    DALLAS — A multimillion dollar whitewater course along the Trinity River in Dallas is complete, but the park isn't open. And it won't open until a major problem is fixed. Kayaker Justin Blake is one of the few who dares ride the rough water at The Dallas Waves park. Officially, it's closed; too dangerous, city leaders say. Blake now understands why after riding it for the first time this week. "You could get seriously injured if you're not careful," he said. The city spent millions of dollars adding concrete dams to create the whitewater rapids.
  • TNT is remaking DALLAS!

    07/24/2011 9:34:02 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 25 replies
    http://Tunedin.blogs.Time.com ^ | July 11, 2011 | James Poniewozik
    TNT has given the greenlight to DALLAS, an all-new series based upon one of the most popular television dramas of all time, about the bitter rivalries and family power struggles within a Texas oil and cattle-ranching dynasty. Famous for its ratings-grabbing cliffhangers, the original series was known for its wealth, seduction, scandal and intrigues. Set in the big state of Texas, TNT's new DALLAS — from Warner Horizon Television — also lives life large and in the fast lane and brings a new generation of stars together with cast members from the original drama series. The new DALLAS stars Josh...
  • Craziness! Section 8 Housing Voucher Stampede Erupts In Dallas (Fights others trampled)Video

    07/15/2011 6:39:52 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 84 replies · 1+ views
    newsone.com ^ | 7/15/2011 | Johan Thomas
    DALLAS — At least eight people were hurt when thousands of housing voucher applicants rushed the doors at the Jesse Owens Memorial Complex in Dallas, Texas. An estimated 5,000 applicants waited for hours to receive applications for one of the 3,800 available vouchers. The waiting applicants became a frenzied stampede when officials opened doors to the housing voucher offices earlier than expected. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaoiegq52y8
  • Stampede for housing vouchers

    07/14/2011 6:42:39 PM PDT · by silentknight · 43 replies
    UPI ^ | July 14, 2011
    http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2011/07/14/Stampede-for-housing-vouchers/UPI-81121310685190/?spt=hs&or=tn DALLAS, July 14 (UPI) -- Thousands of people seeking housing assistance gathered at a field house in Dallas Thursday morning and stampeded when the gates opened, rescue workers said. Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2011/07/14/Stampede-for-housing-vouchers/UPI-81121310685190/#ixzz1S8JdfM5N
  • (Housing)Voucher Lines Under Control After Stampede

    07/14/2011 2:35:49 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 21 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | July 14, 2011 | Frank Heinz
    At least five people required medical attention, including one pregnant woman who was trampled, after hundreds of people began running to apply for housing assistance vouchers early Thursday morning. Dallas County residents hoping to secure a Dallas County Health and Human Services housing voucher began lining up on Polk Street outside of the Jessie Owens Memorial Complex at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. The vouchers provide up to $1,000 each month to put toward rent for low income families. By 5 a.m. Thursday, that number had grown substantially and as many as 15,000 applications were expected, according to Dallas Fire-Rescue's Jason Evans....
  • Glenn Beck moving to Dallas

    07/13/2011 7:35:01 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 20 replies
    Statesman ^ | July 11th | Emily Quigley
    Beck is moving to the Big D Former Fox News Channel personality Glenn Beck is bound for Texas. Beck confirmed Monday that he's relocating his family to Dallas, where his media company is building a new television and radio studio. Beck is starting a new online network, GBTV, on which he will beam a two-hour program each evening starting in late summer. He's continuing his syndicated radio show.
  • TNT gives series order to 'Dallas' reboot -- FIRST PHOTO

    07/09/2011 3:30:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    It’s official: TNT is bringing back Dallas, and with original series stars Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray. The 1980s hit will get a modern makeover on the cable network, which just gave its new version of Dallas a 10-episode series order (full official description below). But you don’t have to wait until next summer, when the series debuts, to get a look at the show: TNT will give viewers a preview of the pilot on Monday night during the season premieres of The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles. “TNT has explored the possibility of an updated version of...
  • Dallas officer arrested on charges of domestic violence, endangering child

    07/09/2011 11:14:46 AM PDT · by Immerito · 3 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | July 7, 2011 | DMN Staff
    <p>A Dallas police officer was arrested on domestic violence charges Wednesday, accused of striking his girlfriend as she held their baby.</p> <p>Officer Victor Esparza, 26, was taken into custody on charges of family violence assault, a misdemeanor, and family violence endangering a child, a felony.</p>
  • Mob rush of south Oak Cliff store caught on camera (Dallas)

    07/08/2011 7:47:48 AM PDT · by melkor · 125 replies
    With 16 surveillance cameras inside and out, he has the video to prove it. Last week, a mob of people descended on his store all at once after midnight . "They start trashing the store [and] eating," Farah said while watching surveillance video of the incident. "It's like they're robbing the store." While several paid, the rest ate, drink and stole before police could get there, Farah said. "We had to clean up for two hours," he said. "Plus, merchandise is gone. A bunch of merchandise is gone." ... Part of Farah's problem, officers said, is that three large apartment...
  • FBI swoops down on offices, homes of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price and associates

    06/27/2011 3:32:56 PM PDT · by ken in texas · 92 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | June 27, 2011 | Staff reports
    FBI agents armed with federal search warrants swarmed the homes and offices of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, his top assistant and a political consultant Monday. Agents were seen coming and going and searching vehicles at the county administration offices in the Texas Schoolbook Depository, at Price’s home in Oak Cliff and several other locations. Price’s attorney, Billy Ravkind, released copies of search warrants issued for the commissioner’s person and two vehicles — but not copies of other warrants for his home and office. The warrants said agents sought all electronic data from 2001 to the present related to...
  • Videos and Photos of the American Majority Liberty Rising Convention

    06/25/2011 12:30:21 PM PDT · by pulaskibush · 3 replies
    Dallas Tea Party Leader Ken Emanuelson spoke to Tea Party Leaders at the Liberty Rising Meeting by American Majority. Emanuelson talked about good ways to run tea parties and political guerilla warfare. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fF5yRHiJ3qE Conservative film activist Andrew Breitbart spoke in Little Rock on Friday June 24th at the Best Western Hotel. Breitbart talked about dealing with the liberal media in the context of Weinergate. Breitbart talked about how the media and Weiner's staff (of people) prepared a propoganda campaign against Breitbart and how Weinergate unfolded over Memorial Weekend. Breitbart also recommended a book called The Secret Knowledge: On the...
  • Texas rave leaves one dead, dozens in hospital

    06/19/2011 7:06:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/19/11
    A 19-year-old man has died in Dallas after an overnight rave party ended in chaos, a spokesman for the Texas city's fire department said Sunday. Rescuers responded to a series of 911 calls from the Electric Daisy Carnival event for emergencies related to drugs, alcohol and excessive heat, spokesman Jason Evans said. Some 20 to 25 people were taken to local hospitals for treatment, with one reported to be in critical condition. The cause of death for the man who died is not yet known. The emergency calls had begun as early as 9 p.m. Saturday with at least 10...
  • Were passengers who abandoned stalled DART train criminals? Or victims? (Freep the Poll!)

    06/18/2011 12:08:38 PM PDT · by Immerito · 20 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | June 17, 2011 | Bruce Tomaso
    Staff Writer Michael A. Lindenberger had a front-page story this morning about the harrowing ride that some DART passengers had after Thursday's parade for the Dallas Mavericks. The northbound train, packed with people going home from the parade, got stuck for almost an hour in the tunnel near Cityplace. No one ever told the passengers what was going on. "People were hitting the little button to talk to the conductor," one passenger told WFAA-TV (Channel 8). "No information was coming back whatsoever. Nobody was talking to us." He added that when he tried to use an emergency phone to reach...
  • What's Wrong With Dallas? (Mavs Parade Vanity)

    06/16/2011 9:46:31 AM PDT · by piytar · 27 replies
    vanity ^ | June 17, 2011 | piytar
    So apparently Mavericks fans don't know how to properly celebrate a championship. They're dancing in the streets, cheering, and generally just having fun. No reports of violence, no cars burning, in short tens of thousands of fans and no riots. Do have some idiots parking on I35 to look over the parade. That's about the worst of it. C'mon, Dallas. Haven't we learned anything from LA about how to celebrate a championship or Vancouver about how to riot? Man, these Texans... /HEAVY sarcasm!
  • Dallas police will use social media to help parade run smoothly

    06/16/2011 12:47:56 AM PDT · by re_nortex · 15 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 15 June 2011 11:42 PM | SCOTT GOLDSTEIN
    Hundreds of Dallas police officers will be watching an anticipated 250,000 Mavericks fans during Thursday’s parade — along the route, in the air, on rooftops and even from behind desks. Police Chief David Brown says his department is ready for anything along the roughly 1.25-mile parade route. If there’s trouble, hundreds of additional officers will be ready to sweep in, some with riot gear.
  • Texans Need Advice for Tomorrow Night (NBA Finals)

    06/11/2011 7:09:12 PM PDT · by txroadkill · 30 replies
    6/11/2011 | Me
    Looking for advice...Those of us in Texas have no experience in Rioting. There is a really good chance that the Mavs will finish off the Heat tomorrow night and I'm really worried that us Texans will just look foolish trying to Riot with no experience at it. I'm afraid it will be embarrassing, most of us will try to buy Flat Screens, storm a Wal-Mart with coupons, pick up trash instead of dumping it on the streets, and the minute the cops tell us to disperse we're all going to do it...It will just be silly, if we start any...
  • Westboro - "God Hates the NBA"

    06/03/2011 9:35:47 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 50 replies
    WFAA-TV | June 3, 2011 | Self
    I just caught a story on WFAA-TV News about the Westboro loons coming to Dallas on Sunday June 5, 2011 from 6:15 PM to 7:00 PM. The site of their event is the American Airlines Center, timed to occur just prior to Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks. Their claim is: GOD HATES THE NBA! Fred Phelps and his crew go on to claim: WBC will picket the NBA game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat to warn this nation that they need to tear down their idols and worship...
  • Dallas-Fort Worth again leads nation in job growth

    06/01/2011 6:21:17 AM PDT · by JNRoberts · 49 replies
    Star-Telegran ^ | May 31, 2011 | Scott Nishimura
    Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston continue to lead the nation's largest metro areas in new jobs and the rate of job growth compared with a year earlier, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Tuesday.
  • MAVS!!!!!

    05/25/2011 9:18:59 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 38 replies
    Me
    Mavs back in the NBA FInals!!!! That means in the same year Dallas has hosted The World Series, The Super Bowl, and now the NBA Finals. This is for Dirk!
  • Tornado in Dallas-Fort Worth area (near DFW airport, Stemmons Freeway, Love Field)

    05/24/2011 6:52:28 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 207 replies
    WBAP Radio ^ | 5/24 | WBAP Radio
    Tornado's as described in title. Listen live at the link:WBAP radio live stream
  • America: Dallas and destiny. Texas is leading the US economic recovery.

    05/18/2011 7:08:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 05/18/2011 | Robin Harding
    Crane counting is an economic indicator that works anywhereAt the height of the 2005-06 boom you could see 11 of them from the windows of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. In the recession that followed, they all vanished. Look out at downtown Dallas today and you will count six cranes. There is a recovery under way in this city at the heart of Texas, at the heart of America. William Noakes is a partner in Ockleshaw, Noakes & Stares, a Dallas-based consultancy that helps big retailers to design their shops. After three years in the doldrums, he says, the...
  • Killings Averaging 1 Daily in Dallas (14 murders in 14 days)

    05/15/2011 9:32:59 AM PDT · by dragnet2 · 64 replies
    myfoxdfw.com ^ | 5/13/2011 | Lynn Kawano
    DALLAS - At 2:00 in the afternoon on May 13, Dallas reported its thirteenth murder of the month. UPDATE: 14 Murders in 14 days A sudden five-percent spike in killings comes after years of declines. Detectives can't explain it, though some have suggested that the economy might be to blame. However, one thing is clear: the homicide unit is scrambling to keep up with the unsolved cases. Earlier this week, a security guard was killed when he walked in on a robbery at a Wing Stop on Buckner Boulevard. Investigators are seeking the killer. And at 2 p.m. today, a...
  • City of Dallas keeps $2000 found by honest teen

    05/10/2011 9:54:00 PM PDT · by NeverForgetBataan · 61 replies
    WFAA.com ^ | May 10, 2011 | CRAIG CIVALE
    DALLAS — Dallas will keep $2,000 found by a teenager in a parking lot last February. The money will go into the city's general fund — not back to Plano high school student Ashley Donaldson, who found the cash in an envelope at the Pavillion Shopping Center in North Dallas. "I don't regret making the decision I did," she said. "I feel proud of myself for giving the money back. It's one of the biggest decisions of my life." The 15-year-old Shepton High School student spotted the money on the ground and took it to a nearby Chase Bank. Over...
  • Jury declines to indict man for murder in double killing at East Dallas Burger Street restaurant(TX)

    04/17/2011 6:50:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    dallasnews.com ^ | 15 April,2011 | JENNIFER EMILY
    A Dallas County jury declined Friday to indict a man charged with capital murder in a drug-related double killing witnessed by dozens of people Feb. 16 near East Mockingbird Lane and Greenville Avenue. Jason Greer Frappier was arrested along with Christian Emanuel Avalos after a shooting in the Burger Street parking lot that left Chadwick Daniel Ryan, 27, of Arlington and Robert Manuel Allen, 29, of Dallas dead. Police said the men were conducting a drug deal, and Frappier was shot in the arm during the incident. Defense attorney Bill Wirskye said Frappier was defending himself during a robbery. “It...
  • Dallas police may require officers to wear bulletproof vests

    03/03/2011 6:21:42 AM PST · by Immerito · 18 replies
    WFAA ^ | March 2. 2011 | REBECCA LOPEZ
    DALLAS — Body armor can stop a bullet and save a life, but some police officers do not use the equipment. That is about to change at the Dallas Police Department. Officers may soon be required to wear a bulletproof vest or else the city will lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal money. We remember the scenes and their names. Officers who were shot in the line of duty. Some were saved by wearing their body armor. Senior Cpl. Brian Jones is on the streets every day. He knows the price he could pay if he is shot...
  • Advancing the Socialist Dream

    03/01/2011 10:12:17 AM PST · by HushTX · 4 replies
    The Daily Vex ^ | 01 MAR 2011 | Devon W
    I had a lot to say about the MoveOn.org sponsored rally in Dallas this past Saturday, but honestly there is nothing I can say that compares to just seeing the images and video for yourself. They billed it as "Restoring the American Dream." In reality it was "Advancing the Socialist Agenda." Don't believe me? See for yourself. Click on the images to enlarge them.  Listen closely to what this guy says. He wants to do away with the Republicans and the Democrats and bring to the fore a "Worker's Labor Party." That is socialism, through and through. The most...
  • Rally to Save (Destroy?) the American Dream

    02/24/2011 11:37:21 PM PST · by HushTX · 19 replies
    25 FEB 2011
    MoveOn is staging a protest in Dallas on Saturday the 26th. I was going to post the "call to action" from their site, but when I tried I got a message that informed me that MoveOn material is not wanted. So instead I will just put the location information up and give the rest of the material to those who specifically request it. It can be found at the bottom of this post. I remember the gathering we pulled off at the Cindy Sheehan circus down in Crawford. Can we do that again? Or improve on it? We can put...
  • Saudi Citizen in Texas Charged in Suspected Bombing Plot

    02/24/2011 10:54:49 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    FOX News ^ | February 24, 2011 | FOX News
    A college student from Saudi Arabia studying chemical engineering in Texas has been arrested by the FBI for allegedly planning a terrorist attack on U.S. targets using explosive chemicals. Khalid Aldawsari, who is legally in the U.S. on a student visa, allegedly targeted the Dallas home of former President George W. Bush. He was arrested late Tuesday on a federal charge of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. “Yesterday’s arrest demonstrates the need for and the importance of vigilance and the willingness of private individuals and companies to ask questions and contact the authorities when confronted with suspicious...
  • Dallas Target: Texas Resident Arrested on Charge of Attempted Use of Weapon of Mass Destruction

    02/24/2011 8:55:02 AM PST · by fightinJAG · 50 replies
    KDAF ^ | Feb. 24, 2011 | DOJ
    Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, 20, a citizen of Saudi Arabia and resident of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested late yesterday by FBI agents in Texas on a federal charge of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction in connection with his alleged purchase of chemicals and equipment necessary to make an improvised explosive device (IED) and his research of potential U.S. targets. The arrest and the criminal complaint, which was unsealed in the Northern District of Texas, were announced by David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; James T. Jacks, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas; and Robert...
  • Dallas Politician: 'All of you are white. Go to hell!'

    02/16/2011 9:51:31 AM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    american thinker ^ | 2/16/11 | Selwyn Duke
    Most of you won't know the name John Wiley Price, but he's obviously a man well qualified to hold a position at the Eric Holder Justice Department. What has Price, a Dallas County Commissioner, done to distinguish himself? He told a group of five citizens, "All of you are white. Go to hell!" CBSDFW.com reports on the story, writing: Six citizens addressed the court. All of them talked about the recent controversial departure of county Elections Administrator Bruce Sherbet. Sherbet, who was the Elections Administrator for 24 years, said he felt Price and Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins forced him...
  • John Wylie Price tells citizens to "go to hell" "you're white" (re: firing Dallas elections spvsr.)

    02/16/2011 6:36:18 AM PST · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 47 replies
    CBS/Dallas-Fort Worth ^ | CBS Staff Writer
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - Tuesday’s Dallas County Commissioner’s Court meeting erupted into an argument between Commissioner John Wiley Price and a citizen, ending with Price repeatedly telling several citizens to “go to hell.” The exchange started during the public speaking portion of the meeting, which happens after the commissioners have gone through their weekly agenda. Six citizens addressed the court. All of them talked about the recent controversial departure of county Elections Administrator Bruce Sherbet.  Sherbet, who was the Elections Administrator for 24 years, said he felt Price and Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins forced him out.
  • John Wiley Price Tells Citizens To “Go To Hell” (Dallas, TX)

    02/15/2011 5:24:41 PM PST · by mylife · 45 replies
    CBS 11 News ^ | 2/15/11 | Kent Chapline & Bud Gillett
    Turner continued speaking, ignoring Price’s ongoing interruptions. At that point, Jenkins adjourned the meeting. As Price stood to leave, he looked at Turner and the five other citizens who addressed the court. Price said to them, “All of you are white. Go to hell!” Price repeated “go to hell” three more times. An unknown member of the audience said, “You should be ashamed!” “I’m not ashamed!” Price answered. “I’m not ashamed! Go to hell!”
  • Dallas blanketed with snow! <P>*Algore last seen in Mexico building a snowman*

    02/04/2011 3:23:26 AM PST · by mylife · 93 replies
    WBAP ^ | 2/4/11 | mylife
    6 in of powdery snow here and it is still coming down thick. No one is out. There are no reports on the wire yet.It has been no warmer than 25 deg all week..http://www.wbap.com/goout.asp?u=http://apps.dot.state.tx.us/travel/road_conditions2.htm
  • D/FW Metroplex Putting its Worst Foot Forward

    02/03/2011 12:24:23 PM PST · by Cpl. Dwayne Hicks · 72 replies
    Mey Own 'Ead | 02/03/2011 | Cpl Dwayne Hicks
    The DFW area had years to plan for this but three days after being hit with a winter storm it still doesn't have important sidewalks cleared. Yes, the roads to and from the Death Star (Cowboys Stadium) have been cleared but the sidewalks in the two downtown areas where the teams, media and out-of-town visitors are staying are still covered with a thick layer of ice. Enjoy this Super Bowl, DFW. It will be your last. Just ask Detroit and Atlanta.
  • New York writer: Arlington is a 'drab, featureless city,' but D-FW dining a great surprise

    02/02/2011 3:46:54 PM PST · by NeverForgetBataan · 42 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 01 February 2011 | SAM SIFTON
    ARLINGTON , Texas — The faithful have started to arrive in this drab, featureless city a little closer to Fort Worth than to Dallas. They have come sweat-panted and reverent to stand along Collins Street to photograph Cowboys Stadium, to walk the sidewalk surrounding its $1.2 billion form. The building rises up out of the immense rolling prairie as if raised by supplicants to the higher power of football, capitalism and Texas, a silver biscuit large enough that were the Statue of Liberty to be erected inside it, the torch would barely blacken the retractable roof. On Sunday it will...
  • The king of home equity fraud (A modern 'Catch me if you can' thief)

    02/02/2011 8:33:36 AM PST · by spetznaz · 13 replies · 1+ views
    CNN/Money - Fortune ^ | January 25, 2011 | Luke O'Brien
    FORTUNE -- A luxury suite at the W Hotel in Dallas is as good a place as any to conquer the world. At least it seemed that way in 2007 when Tobechi Onwuhara got the crew together. They'd meet there often, seven or eight of them. Some had nicknames from the Ian Fleming lexicon: C, Q, and E. Others were called Mookie, Orji, Uche. They would spread out on designer sofas and at the wet bar, open three-ring binders, and fire up laptops with hard-to-trace wireless cards. On a nearby table there'd be prepaid cellphones with area codes taped to...
  • Dallas firm wins $89M in projects

    01/28/2011 2:37:42 PM PST · by q_an_a · 3 replies
    Dallas Business Journal ^ | 01.28.2011 | Candace Carlisle
    Dallas-based Primoris Services Corp. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, James Construction Group LLC, has been awarded five contracts — worth about $89 million — for highway infrastructure work and projects related to the construction of natural gas production facilities in Louisiana and Texas. Primoris moved its headquarters to Dallas from California earlier this month.
  • Dallas strip clubs worried about stripper shortage for Super Bowl weekend

    01/28/2011 12:46:46 PM PST · by Justaham · 50 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1-28-11 | Caroline May
    A 9.4 percent unemployment rate? Pish posh! In Dallas-Fort Worth exotic club managers across the city are desperately seeking strippers for Super Bowl weekend. These adult clubs currently are estimated to be experiencing a total shortage of 10,000 exotic dancers as they attempt to meet a tourist to stripper ratio of 30:1. Dallas strip joint Showtime Cabaret is advertising like crazy to bring in the chicas. The gentlemen’s club is currently in need of 140 more gams (or, for those who failed math and/or never mastered 1930s colloquialisms, 70 additional girls) to bring their total number of dancers to 120....
  • 12 Indicted On Iraq Money Laundering Charges

    12/19/2002 10:48:26 AM PST · by grimalkin · 5 replies · 135+ views
    KOMO 4 News ^ | December 19, 2002 | KOMO Staff & News Services
    SEATTLE - A federal grand jury in Seattle indicted 12 people in an alleged international money-laundering scheme that funneled more than $12 million to Iraq. The indictment, handed up Wednesday and unsealed Thursday, alleges that between April 2000 and January 2002, a ring of agents throughout the United States collected money domestically and sent it to a company called Alshafei Family Connect in suburban Edmonds. The company, owned and principally operated by Hussein Alshafei, an Iraqi native and naturalized U.S. citizen, then shipped the money to London and other overseas cities and eventually to Iraq, the indictment alleges. The actions...
  • EPA to downgrade Dallas air quality to serious

    01/19/2011 4:19:29 PM PST · by TLI · 35 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Jan. 18, 2011 | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI
    HOUSTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to downgrade Dallas' air quality from "moderate" to "serious" after the city failed to meet a 1997 pollution limit and new regulations the agency is considering could put the city even further behind. The announcement the EPA planned to make Wednesday will force the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to submit a plan detailing how Dallas will meet federal guidelines by 2013. But, the EPA plans to unveil a more stringent ozone cap by July 31, making it even harder for Dallas to get in line. .