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Adam Medrano

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Parks

Old East Dallas Is Getting a Dog Park

We can all be thankful for dogs.
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Local Government

A Complete Look at the New Members of Dallas’ City Council Committees

Chad West is the only freshman to be appointed as a committee chair.
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Urbanism

Henderson Avenue Eyes a More Walkable Future

The city is replacing beat-up sidewalks, putting in a stoplight, and adding parallel parking.
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Transportation

In Deep Ellum, You’ll Soon Need to Catch Your Uber at a Staging Area

Think of it like a really drunk airport.
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Business

Adam Medrano Has Our Favorite Office at City Hall

The Councilman has a weird thing for bobbleheads.
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Education

The Oak Cliff DISD Trustee Race Has Turned Ugly

Early voting has begun for the May 7 joint elections, which feature many ISD races. As I wrote about in my May column in D Magazine, this is an especially crucial vote for Dallas ISD, with four seats up for grabs. I point out that, contrary to popular opinion, the school board has overcome status quo efforts to maintain the status quo, putting in place important reforms that will help poor kids throughout the district. (Which, in turn, will help the city at large.) Since I wrote that column about six weeks ago, one race has become awash in nastiness. Which happens, right? It's local politics. Except this time, that nastiness includes not just political operatives but also City Council members. In fact, the council members have become political operatives in these ISD races in ways that make me very queasy, in part because the folks doing this include people I admire and consider friends. Which means this is not going to be fun. Let's do a little FAQ to get you caught up:
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Local Government

A.C. Gonzalez Came One Vote From NOT Being City Manager

So what's next for Gonzalez? For starters, get Mary Suhm out of the building.
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