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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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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Mayor Rawlings Files Lawsuit to Stop Police & Fire Pension System Bleeding: Bad for Our Real Estate Market?

By Candy Evans / December 6, 2016 / 2 Comments

How badly has our real estate market been harmed by this news? Why did he wait until now, or was Rawlings’ timing impeccable? The news about Dallas’s Police and Fire Pension System goes from bad to worse. And it continues to be negative national news that could potentially hurt our housing market. In particular, the […]

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Jon Anderson: Rawlings Railroads Humann Plan for Fair Park That’s Light on Accountability [UPDATED]

By Jon Anderson / August 3, 2016 / 3 Comments

[Editor’s Note: We’re hosting a robust conversation about the future of Fair Park here on CandysDirt.com ahead of the 8:30 a.m., Aug. 4 City of Dallas Park Board meeting that could help decide the iconic landmark’s fate. Earlier we had a post from Amanda Popken covering the Monday meeting at the Hall of State. Below, […]

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Ebby Halliday’s Celebration of Life for a Life Well Lived

By Candy Evans / September 18, 2015 / 4 Comments

It was probably the most beautiful memorial service most of us will ever attend, and it was totally befitting Ebby Halliday Acers, the Duchess of Dallas Real Estate as her pastor, Dr. Jim Denison, called her. The sanctuary at Park Cities Baptist Church on Thursday afternoon was loaded, as was the balcony, and I’m told […]

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