Mayor Mike Rawlings

Denied But Returning: Lincoln Katy Trail Has More Lives Than A Cat

By Jon Anderson / January 9, 2019 / 8 Comments

City Council took up the long in the tooth Lincoln Katy Trail project at Wednesday’s evening meeting after failing City Plan Commission in November. In an attempt to sweeten the deal to an affordable housing-hungry city council, Lincoln raised their affordable component from five percent to 15 percent (from 15 to 45 units). And many […]

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Ashley Stanley: Council Gets Carried Away on Kingston Ethical Lapse

By Contributor / November 10, 2017 / 5 Comments

By Ashley Stanley Special Contributor Dallas City Council members engaged in a lengthy discussion on Wednesday about the so-called “Kingston ethical lapse.” The body was charged with voting on a recommendation from the Ethics Advisory Commission to reprimand Dallas City Council member Philip Kingston for using his city office to film a campaign video — […]

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To See State Fair’s Flying Monkeys, Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Mayor’s Office

By Jon Anderson / June 27, 2017 / 5 Comments

My headline is a riff on yesterday’s Jim Schutze piece over at the Observer titled, “Flying Monkeys Shield State Fair Contract Just When it Should Be Set on Fire.” If last year’s citywide kerfuffle about the Fair Park sweetheart deal Mayor Rawlings tried to give pal Walt Humann, complete with a $20 million per year […]

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With New Blood on Dallas City Council, Municipal Bonds Should Get Another Look

By Contributor / June 12, 2017 / 15 Comments

By Ashley Stanley Special Contributor City Council members were briefed last week about the Citizens Bond Task Force’s and city staff’s recommendations for an $800 million bond program that will appear on November’s ballot. Stop what you are doing and ask yourself this question: “Do I know what a municipal bond is?” Allow me a […]

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Sales Up 26 Percent in November: Could Police & Fire Pension Plan Mess Screw Up Our Real Estate Roll?

By Candy Evans / December 8, 2016 / 3 Comments

Our real estate market has never been better. North Texas sales were up 26% in November. Our median home price is now $230,000. Yeah, the trophy home sales are a little soft, but  our region saw some of the biggest property price/value increases in the country in September, just three months ago. We are up a […]

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Dallas Bankruptcy Woes Now National Headlines Via the New York Times: Effect on Dallas Real Estate?

By Candy Evans / November 21, 2016 / 6 Comments

Above the fold, which means full media attention: the NYT story heads that  “Dallas is staring down a Texas-sized bankruptcy”, and it opines how the city with “the fastest economic growth of the nation’s 13 largest cities” could be, well, Detroit. Yeah, good question. Its streets hum with supersize cars and its skyline bristles with […]

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