Ten Things I Learned During This Municipal Election Season

By Bethany Erickson / June 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

It’s 12:19 a.m. on what is now Sunday, and I just filed my election story. I’m saying this because it’s cause for celebration — I believe it was almost 2 a.m. last time. But I also realized that because I have a surplus of awake time now, as well as a surplus of snark, it’s a […]

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We Don’t Know What’s Going On, But Here’s a Story About Jaime Resendez And Where He Lives

By Bethany Erickson / February 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Pretty much immediately after former WFAA-reporter-cum-political-candidate Brett Shipp posted that it appeared Dallas ISD school board trustee Jaime Resendez didn’t live in his district, we started poking around, too. Probably just like everyone else. And the Dallas Morning News did a few stories. Shipp continuously tweets about it. And we continued to quietly try to […]

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Texas Legislature Gavels In: Bathrooms Out, Property Taxes and Schools In

By Bethany Erickson / January 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

Bathrooms? That’s so 2017. The new hot legislative priorities lighting up Austin this legislative session are school finance and property taxes. Think I’m kidding? New House Speaker Dennis Bonnen put it on a cup — actually, every cup in the Senate lounge is now emblazoned with “School Finance Reform, The Time Is Now.” The session […]

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Last Day to Register to Vote, Four Measures on Ballot for Dallas ISD

By Bethany Erickson / October 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

Today is the last day to register to vote, which means in 29 days, nine hours, and 15 minutes, we will all be hitting refresh repeatedly on our computers and/or flipping back and forth between all the TV stations covering the midterm elections. But something else is on that ballot besides Beto or Ted, Lupe […]

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As Expected, Dallas ISD D9 Race Goes to Runoff Election

By Bethany Erickson / May 6, 2018 / 0 Comments

Justin Henry came within 69 votes of winning the election for trustee seat for Dallas ISD District 9 outright, but is now headed to a runoff election with incumbent trustee Bernadette Nutall. District 9 includes parts of the Fair Park/Deep Ellum area, South Dallas, Uptown and East Dallas. Nutall was up against three challengers — […]

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Dallas Taxpayers Subsidizing Apartment TIFs at $94,000 per Unit!

By Candy Evans / May 5, 2017 / 4 Comments

  [Editor’s Note: This story is the opinion of the writer and should not be interpreted as an endorsement. CandysDirt.com does not make endorsements in political races — yes, even when our founder is running!] Tomorrow is election day in Dallas, and as you know, I am running for Dallas City Council in District 11. […]

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