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Files detail allegations that Dallas judge used coke, bought sex, raped young girl

dallasnews.com — Judge Carlos Cortez flirted with disaster for years. Until recently, politics and good lawyers helped save him. Democratic Party power brokers knew of his abusive language, a drunken driving charge and sexual harassment rumors. Still, they helped Cortez raise $1 million in a decade - more campaign cash than any other district judge in Texas.
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.@dallasnews investigation: Files detail allegations that Dallas judge used coke, bought sex, raped young girl ow.ly/vTxdm
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If you’re wondering what it takes to get sanctioned as a judge in Texas… it’s more than this, apparently: dallasnews.com/investigations…
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AT&T customers reporting service outage across Dallas-Fort Worth

thescoopblog.dallasnews.com — Many AT&T customers in Dallas and the surrounding area have no cellular service this afternoon. We've placed a call to the Dallas-based company, but we're hearing their employees can't make calls because of the outage. Here's AT&T's outage map showing a big red dot on all of Dallas-Fort ...
AT&T customers across Dallas-Fort Worth reporting cellular service outage d-news.co/vU7Ag - @dallasnews
AT&T customers across Dallas-Fort Worth reporting cellular service outage d-news.co/vU7Ag

Restaurant review: Lockhart Smokehouse Plano stands up with the barbecue greats

dallasnews.com — PLANO - The attainment of outstanding barbecue sometimes calls for desperate measures. How else to explain risking life and limb to eat smoked meat under a tornado warning?

CBO: Obama’s budget will ease deficits, but not by as much as WH claimed

bizbeatblog.dallasnews.com — WASHINGTON -- President Obama's 2015 budget request would shrink the federal deficit over the next 10 years, says a new analysis issued today by the bipartisan Congressional Budget Office. The administration is too optimistic about how much the economy will grow over 10 years, and therefore ...
CBO gives both sides fodder in budget war; says Obama's budget eases deficits, but by less than claimed @dmnpolitics bizbeatblog.dallasnews.com/2014/04/cbo-ob…

Spirit Airlines CEO Ben Baldanza responds to story about airline complaints

aviationblog.dallasnews.com — We received an email this morning from Spirit Airlines CEO Ben Baldanza responding to a story we ran last week. That story quoted a U.S. Public Interest Research Group study that found that Spirit had, far and away, the highest rate of consumer complaints among U.S. airlines. Rather than ...
Spirit Airlines: "That's right, over 99.99 percent of our customers did not file a complaint with the DOT in 2013." aviationblog.dallasnews.com/2014/04/spirit…

City Council divided on home rule but united behind Dallas schools

dallasnews.com — The Dallas City Council on Wednesday was divided over the controversial home-rule proposal for the Dallas school district but came far closer to a consensus in supporting the district. Council members pledged to work with school board members on a joint committee to assess the city's schools.
RT @dallasnews: City Council divided on home rule but united behind Dallas schools d-news.co/vSt0r

A year after blast, West's rebuilding is a work in progress

dallasnews.com — WEST - On the evening of April 17, 2013, Evelyn Gajdosik, 94, was engaged in one of her favorite activities: playing dominoes with her longtime game partner at the nursing home. They heard sirens, and thought they were coming from the TV.
#WestTX one year later: "We have to come to the point where you move forward." ow.ly/vTqov By @davetarrantnews

Hitchhiker says men gave him a ride, tossed him off bridge into Lake Ray Hubbard muck

crimeblog.dallasnews.com — A hitchhiker says he was thrown off a bridge into the muddy lake bed of Lake Ray Hubbard late Wednesday. Dallas firefighters and police were called about 10:30 p.m. to the Highway 66 bridge over the lake, just east of the Bush Turnpike. According to a police report, the 23-year-old victim ...
Hitchhiker says men gave him a ride but then tossed him off bridge into Lake Ray Hubbard muck d-news.co/vTcRv

Council members’ new bicycle task force aims to finish what 2011 bike plan started (and kill Dallas’ helmet law)

cityhallblog.dallasnews.com — At 6 this evening a handful of Dallas City Council members and other cycling advocates will meet at Main Street Garden for a short bike ride to Dallas City Hall, where they'll hold The Official First Meeting of the Dallas Bicycle Task Force. Among those scheduled to attend: council members ...
RT @DallasPolitics: Council members’ new bicycle task force aims to finish what 2011 bike plan started (and kill Dallas’ helmet law) http:/…
Council members’ new bicycle task force aims to finish what 2011 bike plan started (and kill Dallas’ helmet law) bit.ly/1l7Vg4t

Canadian company fires plaid-shirted flight instructor who appeared on CNN

dallasnews.com — TORONTO - A Canadian flight simulator business fired an instructor who figured prominently in CNN's coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, saying he showed up late to his regular job and "shamed Canadians" by dressing like a teenager.
I know I've been watching too much CNN when I'm shocked that Mitchell got fired... dallasnews.com/news/local-new…

Canadian company fires plaid-shirted flight simulator who appeared on CNN

dallasnews.com — TORONTO - A Canadian flight simulator business fired an instructor who figured prominently in CNN's coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, saying he showed up late to his regular job and "shamed Canadians" by dressing like a teenager.
Canadian company fires flight simulator instructor who appeared in CNN’s coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines flight dallasnews.com/news/local-new…