Mayor joins city leaders from around the world in Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson has been selected to participate in the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, an intensive education program during which he will explore the latest in leadership and management practices with 40 other mayors from all over the ...

U.S. Justice Department: Fight over 2020 census not over

The Justice Department affirmed Friday that it still is pursuing a path for adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census, according to a filing in federal court in Maryland.

Texas seeks to overturn Affordable Care Act: Attention focuses on a potential swing judge

On the left was Judge Carolyn Dineen King, an appointee of Jimmy Carter; on the right sat Judge Kurt Engelhardt, a nominee of Donald Trump; and in the center sat Judge Jennifer Walker Elrod, the George W. Bush appointee expected ...

Dallas and the 86th Legislature

Residents and legislators gathered for the “Dallas and the 86th Legislature,” an in-depth discussion about the state’s latest legislative session that took place June 13 at the Communities Foundation of Texas Mabel Peters Caruth Center.

Arlington elects first Black councilwoman

After decades of service to her community, Dr. Barbara Odom-Wesley said she was ready to face the next chapter in her life: being the first Black woman to serve on the Arlington City Council.

Dallas mayor, City Council members sworn in

In a Monday morning ceremony, the newly elected Dallas mayor and City Council members were officially sworn in at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House. The term for Mayor Eric Johnson will run through 2023. ...

The 2019 legislative session

Texas’ top political leaders wrapped the 2019 session of the Texas Legislature with an air of accomplishment. They passed two major pieces of legislation that they had been working toward for years – a finance boost and a bill aimed ...

Johnson to become Dallas’ second Black mayor

From humble beginnings in West Dallas to mayor of Dallas, state Rep. Eric Johnson – who grew up in West Dallas and went on to attend prestigious schools, including Greenhill, Harvard and Princeton – became the city’s second Black mayor ...

The Lavinia Masters Act

In his first public bill signing following the end of this year’s legislative session, Gov. Greg Abbott signed five bills Tuesday, measures that aim to combat human trafficking, eliminate the state’s rape kit backlog, and expand resources for survivors of ...

Castro’s out and Hegar’s in, but other Democrats still eyeing Sen. Cornyn’s seat

When U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro announced earlier this month that he would not run for U.S. Senate in 2020, the San Antonio Democrat cleared up one major question hanging over his party’s primary. But the field is anything but settled.

Rawlings, other officials endorse Rep. Johnson for mayor

Mayor Mike Rawlings, along with other political officials, endorsed state Rep. Eric Johnson Tuesday to serve as the next mayor of Dallas. Johnson received the most votes among nine mayoral candidates during the May 4 election.

Buttigieg speaks to Dallas Dems, interrupted repeatedly by protestors

Prominent Democratic donors, citizens, attorneys, elected officials and members of the judiciary gathered at the Hilton Anatole May 3 for the annual Johnson Jordan Dinner sponsored by the Dallas County Democratic Party. Pete Buttigieg was the keynote speaker, replacing Kamala ...

EQUAL Defense Act to uplift public defenders

U.S. Sen. Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., on May 8 introduced the Ensuring Quality Access to Legal Defense Act of 2019. The legislation aims to support public defender systems, which are straining to uphold the constitutional right to counsel for indigent ...

Municipal election results for mayor, Dallas City Council and Dallas ISD trustees

On Saturday, Dallas voters decided which candidates will represent the city of Dallas as mayor, as well as Dallas City Council members for Districts 1 thru 14 and Dallas ISD Board of Trustees for Districts 4, 5 and 7.

Democratic 2020 candidates appeal to women of color, Black mayors’ group during She the People forum

Texas’ biggest city was at the center of the 2020 presidential race April 21 as a group of Democratic candidates descended here to appeal to a key voting bloc in the primary.