Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) welcomes new board members Ray Jackson, Jon-Bertrell Killen, Dominique Torres and Catherine Cuellar.
Jackson, Killen and Torres are City of Dallas representatives while Cuellar represents Dallas and the City of Cockrell Hill.
Ray Jackson is Managing Partner of the Jackson Law Firm. He was named one of America's Premier Lawyers and one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine and Eclipse Magazine. Jackson received his Bachelor of Arts in
Words cannot describe the catastrophic situation unfolding in Houston and Southeast Texas. As daylight dawned this morning, the scope of the devastation began to come into clearer focus, and it will probably take months, if not years, to fully recover from damage of this magnitude. The total rainfall from the storm is likely to tally up to a widespread 15 to 30 inches, with a few localized spots picking up 50 inches or more. Many textbooks have the 60-inch mark as a once-in-a
President Trump predicted Monday that Texas will receive swift emergency funding from Congress to help with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. “I think you’re going to see very rapid action from Congress, certainly from the president,” Trump told reporters at a joint press conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinistö. “You’re going to get your funding. It’s a terrible tragedy.” Trump added that he expects to see an emergency spending request on his desk “fairly soon,” and b
North Texas is booming — something that's unlikely to change anytime soon. And it's why local leaders say we must start addressing the transportation needs of the future. But they insist the solution isn't more highways. "We can't keep building highways," said Grapevine Mayor William D Tate. "They're too expensive. It costs millions of dollars to build an overpass. And [to acquire] the right of way, you keep having to tear down businesses." So what is the answer? That's what
TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME: WHEREAS, the legislature adjourned its 85th regular session without extending the existence of the Texas Medical Board, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, and the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners; and WHEREAS, without legislative action, these five agencies will be abolished
NOTICE: This document is an unsigned working draft. It is being released for informational and discussion purposes only. It is subject to change. It has no legal effect. TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EIGHTY-FIFTH TEXAS LEGISLATURE, FIRST CALLED SESSION: WHEREAS, the people of Texas have placed the constitutional power to call the legislature into special sessions in the hands of the governor; and WHEREAS, the members of the 85th Legislature, first called s
Amtrak’s incoming boss has Texas ties, but can he save long-distance passenger rail service in the state? Richard Anderson, 62, a veteran airline executive who most recently ran Delta Air Lines, will take the helm of Amtrak — the nation’s only coast-to-coast passenger rail service — on July 12. He arrives at a time when its long-distance trains are once again on the proverbial chopping block. This spring, the Trump administration unveiled a proposed budget that boasted a $1 t
In January 2015, a few weeks before taking office as governor and four months before selling his Central Austin home, Gov. Greg Abbott blasted tree ordinances as part of the “patchwork quilt” of local bans hurting the state. “Texas is being Californianized, and you may not even be noticing it,” Abbott told a 2015 conference hosted by the conservative Texas Public Policy Foundation, an influential think tank. “It’s being done at the city level with bag bans, fracking bans, tre
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) yesterday celebrated the first anniversary of the opening of the expanded waterway, described as a game-changing event in the history of maritime transport. ACP said the expanded canal’s inauguration on 26 June 2016 had resulted in “redrawn global trade routes”. The first post-panamax vessel to transit the canal was the specially renamed 9,443 teu Cosco Shipping Panama. Prior to the $5.2bn upgrade and widening of its locks, the 77km canal link
Gov. Greg Abbott is plotting an aggressive approach to the upcoming special session of the Legislature, diverting from his above-the-fray style to try to see through an ambitious 20-item agenda. The push came into public view Thursday, when Abbott's office began announcing lawmakers who will take the lead on individual items — state Rep. Craig Goldman, R-Fort Worth, and state Sen. Kelly Hancock, R-North Richland Hills, intend to author legislation cracking down on mail-in bal