City Council

David Blewett Pulls Reverchon Park Deal From Ashes Despite Neighborhood Opposition

By Jon Anderson / January 9, 2020 / 2 Comments

After District 14 council member David Blewett pulled the Reverchon Park reconstruction project back from its December abyss, Dallas City Council heard arguments for and against the proposal in one fiery late afternoon/evening meeting before rendering a fresh decision. What had been a tie vote in December was now passed 11-4. And far North Dallas […]

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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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Election Day in Dallas, the Live-Blog

By Bethany Erickson / May 9, 2015 / 8 Comments

As I mentioned last week, we will be live-blogging the election all day today. If you’re out and about, swing by your local polling place and punch a few buttons, won’t you, and then let us know how it went. If you’ve already voted, swing by anyway, and give those hardy souls volunteering for their […]

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So Before You Vote: Another Update About Adam McGough

By Bethany Erickson / April 21, 2015 / 14 Comments

Update April 26: After talking to Adam McGough’s campaign manager and analyzing more utility bills, we have issued an apology to the Adam McGough for City Council campaign.  Apparently the family’s utility usage was NOT that out of the ordinary, for a family of three boys, despite the low electricity usage records we were sent by a […]

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Is Airbnb About to Get Banned From The Park Cities? UP Zoning Committee Discuss Limiting Short Term Rentals

By Joanna England / November 21, 2013 / 8 Comments

  The University Park City Council is considering limiting short-term rentals in single-family neighborhoods, says the one and only Dan Koller of Park Cities People. Interesting topic to see at the end of a City Council agenda, and one that might address the growing trend of unregulated room rentals from websites such as Airbnb. The […]

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After 12 Years, Ursuline Academy Gets to Build a Lighted Soccer Field!

By Candy Evans / May 22, 2013 / 6 Comments

The long-running, and sometimes acrimonious debate over whether Ursuline Academy can build a lighted soccer field finally ended this afternoon at City Hall. After 12 years, Ursuline’s request for a lighted athletic field finally got the green light from a unanimous City Council vote, 14 to 0. The specific-use permit will come with some caveats, according to Rudolph […]

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