New Editor For Dallas Observer

Word came yesterday that Mark Donald–former D Magazine senior editor, lawyer, part-time magistrate, and brother of Texas Sen. Florence Shapiro–will be the new head honcho at our favorite publication for old conspiracy theories and new massage parlors. Mark is ingrained in the community, intelligent, thoughtful (very thoughtful), measured (really measured), and an all-around fine guy. From what we hear, the Phoenix-based company interviewed a lot of candidates to replace departing editor Julie Lyons, and from our perspective they couldn’t have made a better choice. We wish Mark a great 2008. (Will they let you keep the magistrate gig?)

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2 responses to “New Editor For Dallas Observer

  1. Rawlins says:

    Rumor has it that Donald’s first act was to squelch Schultze’s “Cry Me a River” epic centerpiece series seen as an outright challenge to a duel directed to ‘D’ publisher Wick Allison, where the Trinity River is likened to Schultze’s ‘line in the sand’. The planned cover, replete with Schultze dressed a la Gulliver/Green Giant looming over the ‘D’ offices from the Al Biernat’s vantage, was said to be ‘awesome’ by those questioned at the near-to-the-Observer Grapevine Bar on Maple.

  2. Jack Jett says:

    ……to replace departing editor Julie Lyons, and from our perspective they couldn’t have made a better choice…..
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    When Mr. Wick Huckabee says “from our perspective” can we assume that the staff at D Magazine had a meeting and all agreed that Flo Shapiro’s bro was the best choice?

    I guess this is further proof that all great minds think alike.