Leading Off (12/12/13)

City manager search continues; Prime Prep Academy is in more trouble; Salvation Army's Red Kettles are $500k light

Five Candidates Vie For City Manager Gig. The candidates are interim city manager A.C. Gonzalez and four other people who have no real hope of landing the job. Mayor Mike Rawlings says a sixth candidate may be added, because, hey, why not? If he were seriously being considered, I’d be pulling for former Cincinnati city manager Milton Dohoney Jr., who reminds me of Perd Hapley, and that would probably be great.

Prime Prep Academy Seems to Be a Tire Fire. Here is the latest, from Brett Shipp and his Oakleys.

Salvation Army’s Red Kettles Are Down More Than $500,000. It’s due to a “perfect storm,” says Major Ward Matthews. Thanksgiving fell late in November, Pete Delkus entombed North Texas in ice, and I’ve been too busy to watch Elf with Tim, thus renewing his belief in the generous spirit of Christmas.


  • BradfordPearson

    Issue number one is the first issue we’re going to talk about….I’m Milton Dohoney Jr.

  • Jim Schermbeck

    Something’s missing here, let’s see….oh yeah, 3 or 4 years of controversy and house-to- house street fighting over fracking in Dallas came to an end yesterday when the Council voted to adopt tough new rules for operators who want to do business in Big D. JR loses one in his own backyard.

  • Wylie H Dallas

    Why are the Mayor and City Council wasting their time and the time of these very worthy candidates going through this charade? Needlessly jerking around a lot of prominent contenders who are already prominent local leaders in their own right isn’t good for the City’s image.