The Dallas Morning News offered it's day-after campaign highlights in today's edition. For Garland, they said:
WHO WON: Douglas Athas defeated his closest competitor, Larry Jeffus, by a large margin for the Garland mayor's seat. Current Mayor Ron Jo… more »
Larry Jeffus sent out robo-calls today with the Caller ID showing that it was Representative Angie Chen Button calling. It wasn't. She had no idea the calls were being made and did not approve them in any way. She learned of the calls when Jeffus called… more »
Received a call this morning from the DMN asking about my involvement with Let Us Vote! in 2006. It's pretty well known that I was the spokesperson and one of the leaders. Several months after the court decision had been rendered in favor of Let Us Vote… more »
In the negative campaigning realm, a supporter was told last night by someone on the phone that she wouldn't support me because I had a long criminal history, that I had multiple arrests in multiple states under MULTIPLE NAMES. (No mention apparently of… more »
I'm getting lots of emails about what the other candidates are doing in reference to campaign signs. Yes, our campaign is following a different set of rules: the legal ones.
Here are the basic laws on campaign signs: (1) signs cannot be placed in the… more »
The Dallas Morning News article mentioned in the previous post gets particularly interesting at the section entitled "Picking at Scabs."
It's easy to see who is the suspected front runner when the others start slandering you.
Yes, I had a DWI twenty y… more »
City Manager Bill Dollar addresses the Council on a proposed contract with retiring GP&L director Ray Schwertner
I mentioned in my previous post the news story that made the false claim of sirens or consult… more »
The Garland Public Shooting Range is off Pleasant Valley Rd, near the northern city limits.
News that Jim Day, owner of the Garland Public Shooting Range, has agreed voluntarily to make improvements to the rang… more »
A bullet hole through the dining room crown molding of a home in Rowlett is clearly visible. The bullet strike was reported to Rowlett police last week.
Click the graphic to see the Fox 4 News story and video.… more »
Rowlett Police are investigating several incidents that all seem to involve rounds from the Garland Public Shooting Range that are landing downrange in Rowlett, including one that may have struck a man in the back and another that grazed a bicyclist.… more »
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