I’m sure Victor Medina is a nice fellow. But when it comes to making lists of the most powerful people in Dallas, he leaves room for improvement. He publishes this list every year for Yahoo! News. Here’s the 2013 edition. Larry Hagman’s appearance at the No. 10 spot probably should disqualify the list from even half-serious analysis, but I can’t help myself. Ross Perot? If you’re going to include a Perot, Junior is the obvious choice. Mike Miles? Please. Powerful men don’t shuttle their wives and children off to the hinterlands to avoid media scrutiny. Jason Villalba? Dude’s just a freshman rep.
Ray Hunt, John Wiley Price (still), Tim Headington. Those are three overlooked names that spring to mind. I’m sure you FrontBurnervians have some of your own to add.