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Dallas City Council’s Reverchon Park Deal Sets Dangerous Precedent

By Jon Anderson / January 21, 2020 / 3 Comments

When the Dallas City Council passed District 14 council member David Blewett’s deal to redevelop a significant part of Reverchon Park, they set a dangerous precedent for the city.

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Did David Blewett Violate City Ethics to Get Reverchon Deal Done?

By Jon Anderson / January 15, 2020 / 4 Comments

Last week’s city council session was odd. It marked a return from defeat for a group led by Dallas Mavericks general manager Donnie Nelson to vastly expand and reconstruct the Reverchon Park Ball Field. What marked it as odd was how the session unfolded. The public first spoke in support or protest and then the […]

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Reverchon Park Renovation Plan Returns Wednesday to City Council

By Jon Anderson / January 6, 2020 / 8 Comments

It seemed baffling that last month the Dallas City Council didn’t approve the renovation of the Reverchon Park ballfield, but it shouldn’t be. It’s no secret Dallas has an unspoken policy of “build lavishly and walk away” when it comes to maintaining its public facilities. It’s also no secret that Dallas does a poor job […]

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Davis Pleads Guilty to Bribery Charges, Hamilton Indicted

By Bethany Erickson / March 1, 2019 / 1 Comment

Former Dallas City Council member Carolyn Davis pleaded guilty to taking bribes from a local developer, the U.S. Attorney’s office announced Friday. AmeriSouth Realty Group founder and CEO Ruel Hamilton was indicted on two counts of bribery as well, officials said. Documents for both Davis’ plea and Hamilton’s indictments were unsealed Friday. US Attorney Erin […]

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City Councilman Kevin Felder Charged With Third-Degree Felony

By Candy Evans / February 27, 2019 / 1 Comment

Dallas City Councilman Kevin Felder surrendered Tuesday to felony charges stemming from an alleged scooter accident he is accused of fleeing from — and if convicted, those charges may mean more than a felony record. Felder, who represents District 7, has been accused of fleeing the scene of an accident where he allegedly hit someone traveling […]

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Development: One Reason Laura Miller Might Be Running For City Council

By Jon Anderson / February 15, 2019 / 3 Comments

Last night I broke the story on D Magazine of former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller’s apparent last-minute run for District 13’s council seat against incumbent Jennifer Gates. To review, I received an email inviting Athena condo residents to stop by HOA president Georgia Sue Black’s home to sign Miller’s petition. Candidates need 25 signatures to […]

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