Does VisitDallas CEO Phillip Jones Live in Dallas or Southlake? (And About that Loan…)

By Candy Evans / January 15, 2019 / 1 Comment
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A very good question: why does someone promoting Dallas, receiving almost a $700,000 salary funded by taxpayers to in fact promote Dallas, live and raise his family in Southlake? Well, Mr. Jones actually does live in Dallas at The House, by Philippe Starck, where he and his wife, Patricia, own a 1,487 square foot condo […]

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Dallas ISD Property Tax School Board Meeting Postponed

By Bethany Erickson / August 4, 2017 / 0 Comments
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A special Dallas ISD school board meeting scheduled for Saturday to discuss increasing the property tax rate has been postponed, largely because of exorbitant cost estimates for the date picked for a potential vote. “In consultation with Board President Dan Micciche, the called board meeting for tomorrow, Saturday, August 5, has been postponed,” the district […]

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Dallas Public Schools: Construction Costs Throw Wrench in Bridge Plan

By Bethany Erickson / May 17, 2016 / 0 Comments

On March 26, 2015, the Dallas Independent School District board of trustees voted 9-0 to approve a bridge plan that would start a first round of renovations for public schools that would culminate in several waves of renovations, provided the district could get a $1.6 billion bond package passed. That night, trustee Eric Cowan reminded […]

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Dallas Public Schools: Mark Your Calendars For Board of Trustee Elections and More

By Bethany Erickson / April 13, 2016 / 1 Comment

With early voting for Dallas Independent School District’s board of trustees election coming up quickly, be on the lookout for breakdowns of each race and key endorsements in the days leading up to the polls opening. But before then, we thought we would give you a few other dates to place on your calendar, whether […]

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Dallas Public Schools: Making the Case for Recess

By Bethany Erickson / December 9, 2015 / 2 Comments

Any adult of a certain age (cough) can tell you about recess at school. I remember having three recesses – two quick 15 minute excursions outside in the morning and afternoon, and about 30 minutes or so at lunch. Occasionally you’d get in trouble and have to sit on a square – but you were […]

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Dallas Public Schools: Miles Resigns, Smisko To Helm District

By Bethany Erickson / June 23, 2015 / 3 Comments

As expected, Mike Miles announced he would step down as superintendent of Dallas public schools at Thursday’s school board meeting. Once he tenders his resignation, deputy superintendent Ann Smisko will take the reins as the search for a new superintendent begins. Miles becomes the fourth superintendent to leave the district in 15 years. Dallas ISD […]

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