Tennell Atkins

Atkins Holds Council Hostage For I-345 Soccer Fields

By Jon Anderson / June 1, 2020 / 4 Comments

If you thought the Reverchon Park deal was skeevy, last week’s Dallas City Council discussion on State/TXDOT lands under and adjacent to IH-345/IH-45/Central corridor will be eye-popping. In this case, the end of the story – the 10-5 vote to delay a vote until August – is the least interesting thing about it. City council […]

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Hard Landing For Lincoln Katy Trail’s Plan Commission Re-vote Attempt

By Jon Anderson / December 13, 2018 / 12 Comments

The attempt to get a Plan Commission re-vote on the Lincoln Katy Trail project has spectacularly failed. As reported on Dec. 4, Christopher Lewis, Plan Commissioner appointed by District 8 Council Member Tennell Atkins, filed paperwork to get the project reconsidered after it initially failed CPC on Nov. 15. Today’s CPC session brought up the […]

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Lincoln Katy Trail Re-Vote May Open Door To Intensified Lobbying For Bad Projects

By Jon Anderson / December 12, 2018 / 20 Comments

Last week, CandysDirt.com reported the unusual move by one Plan Commissioner to call for a re-vote on the contentious Lincoln Katy Trail project. We can now report the request was made by Christopher Lewis, newly appointed by District 8 Council Member Tennell Atkins.  I noted at the time it was an unusual move for someone […]

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Dallas ISD District 2 Stunner as Marshall Upends Kirkpatrick in Runoff

By Bethany Erickson / June 10, 2017 / 4 Comments

Last month, Dallas ISD District 2 Trustee Dustin Marshall found himself upside down in the general election, with challenger Lori Kirkpatrick besting him by 291 votes. However, she was 23 votes shy of the required 50 percent, so both geared up for more campaigning and a runoff election. What a difference a month makes. Although […]

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