DALLAS (AP) — Dallas will pay $650,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a sex exposition after the city banned it from hosting an event at a city-owned convention center.
DALLAS (AP) — Mayoral races in two of Texas' largest cities have been decided, with Dallas voters electing a state lawmaker and San Antonio residents backing an incumbent.
DALLAS (AP) — Voters in two of the largest cities in Texas will return to the polls this weekend to select mayors .
Runoff elections are Saturday in Dallas and San Antonio.
DALLAS (AP) — On a recent stormy morning, Mike Rawlings took the podium at his final annual police memorial event as Dallas mayor to again pay respect to the memories of two more cops who died in...
DALLAS (AP) — Voters in Fort Worth reelected Mayor Betsy Price for a historic fifth term while mayoral races in Dallas and San Antonio are headed to runoffs.
DALLAS (AP) — Voters in some of the largest cities in Texas will be selecting leaders.
Municipal elections on Saturday include mayoral contests in Dallas, Fort Worth and San...
DALLAS (AP) — Three cities that are among the largest in Texas, with a combined population of more than 3.5 million people, are holding mayoral elections Saturday.
Nowitzki eyes December for start of 21st season with Mavs
DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki was ready to take the court Wednesday night — at halftime, for a ceremony in which the Mavericks star was presented a key to the city by Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings.
As for when the 7-foot German's record 21st season with the same franchise will begin after a longer-than-expected recovery from ankle surgery seven months ago, Nowitzki said the goal is sometime in December.
Dallas reveals details of proposal for Amazon headquarters
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas has revealed details of its bid to land Amazon's second headquarters after the online shopping giant chose New York and Arlington, Virginia, as the joint winners.
Dallas Regional Chamber officials and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said at a Tuesday news conference that Amazon was given dozens of options in the region, then narrowed it down to the downtown Dallas area.
Protesters angered by Dallas shooting bring halt to meeting
DALLAS (AP) — Protesters condemning the shooting death of a black man in his Dallas apartment by a white off-duty police officer disrupted a City Council meeting Wednesday, prompting a recess to quell the outbursts.
Mayor Mike Rawlings temporarily halted the proceedings as dozens of demonstrators chanted "No justice, no peace" and people in the crowd repeatedly interrupted council discussions by angrily denouncing city and police officials.
The Latest: Angry protesters bring halt to council meeting
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on a deadly shooting in Dallas involving an off-duty police officer (all times local):
Protesters condemning the shooting death of a black man in his Dallas apartment by a white off-duty police officer have disrupted a city council meeting, prompting a recess to quell the outbursts.
Dozens of demonstrators on Wednesday chanted "No justice, no peace," leading Mayor Mike Rawlings to temporarily halt the proceedings.
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas has agreed to pay more than $173 million to settle decades-old lawsuits from thousands of public safety workers over years of back-pay claims.
An executive committee representing nearly 8,700 current and former Dallas police officers and firefighters approved the settlement Tuesday, the Dallas Morning News reported .
DALLAS (AP) — Two Dallas police officers were critically wounded in a shooting that also injured a home improvement store employee Tuesday, authorities said.
The Latest: Dallas officers out of surgery, arrest made
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of two Dallas police officers and an employee of a home improvement store (all times local):
Two Dallas police officers and a home improvement store employee are out of surgery after being shot while escorting a man from the store.
Meanwhile, Dallas police say they have arrested a suspect in the shooting that happened about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday at a Home Depot store in northern Dallas.
Dallas official asks NRA to move May convention elsewhere
DALLAS (AP) — A top elected official in Dallas says the "madness" of school shootings must stop and is asking the NRA to hold its annual convention elsewhere.
Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway told reporters Monday that the nation's largest gun lobby will face "marches and demonstrations" if it holds its May convention in Dallas.
He says the NRA has a responsibility to help establish gun laws that prevent mass shootings.
Mayor: Dallas To Open Shelter For Harvey Refugees
Dallas’ black councilmen say remove statues to heal past
DALLAS (AP) — The four black councilmen in Dallas called for the city's Confederate statues to be removed Friday, saying it will allow the community to start healing from its racist past.
AUSTIN — San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, who has been battling Gov. Greg Abbott's efforts to strip local officials of authority over a range of issues, can make his argument face-to-face on Monday.
The governor’s office on Thursday confirmed the meeting. It will be the latest in a series of meetings that Abbott has set up with mayors who are pushing back on his agenda for the special session.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas House has unanimously approved a bill making sweeping changes to Dallas' troubled pension systems for police and firefighters.
Actuaries estimated last year that the plans, which then covered about 9,900 members, were only 45 percent funded and could become insolvent in 15 years.
DALLAS (AP) — A gunman opened fire on emergency responders treating a gunshot victim in a Dallas street on Monday, critically injuring a paramedic and prompting police to lock down the area until the suspect — and another person — were found dead in a local home, authorities said.
DALLAS (AP) — Mayor Mike Rawlings says city staff for years "misled" Dallas leaders by making them believe money would be spent to hire additional 911 dispatchers when such hiring never occurred.
Rawlings' sharp criticism came Wednesday during a city council briefing on Dallas' 911 operations, which have long suffered from staffing shortages and technological problems that at times have resulted in hundreds of callers being placed on hold.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says a bill designed to save the Dallas Police and Fire Pension amounts to a taxpayer bailout while taking control of the pension away from the city.
Rawlings testified against the proposal at the state Legislature's House Committee on Pensions on Monday.
Mayors call on feds to define ‘sanctuary city’ label
HOUSTON (AP) — Two mayors who met with Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly say they want DHS to clearly define the term "sanctuary city."
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and Austin Mayor Steve Adler were among local government leaders who met with Kelly on Wednesday in Washington. Both cities have been criticized for enacting so-called "sanctuary" policies for immigrants living in the country illegally.
Dallas hopes to offer municipal IDs to all residents
DALLAS (AP) — The mayor of Dallas says he hopes the city will be able to offer identification cards to all residents, including people living in the country illegally.
Mayor Mike Rawlings announced the city's plan to research municipal identification cards on Tuesday, the Dallas Morning News (http://bit.ly/2nlv7th ) reported. The IDs would include a resident's photo, name and address.
Dallas scrambles to fix 911 delays in wake of 2 deaths
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas officials are working with T-Mobile engineers to determine what's prompting a flood of ghost calls that's forced hundreds of 911 calls to be placed on hold and may have slowed the emergency response to two people who died.
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings has withdrawn from a lawsuit he filed as a private citizen against the Dallas Police and Fire Pension system in an effort to prevent the plan from making large lump-sum payouts on deferred retirement funds.
Rawlings withdrew Tuesday and said through a spokeswoman that the four city council members on the pension board who intervened in the lawsuit in February were in a better legal position to continue the challenge.
Texas protesters gather a 2nd day against Trump travel ban
DALLAS (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at Texas airports and near Super Bowl events in Houston on Sunday to protest President Donald Trump's executive order that temporarily bans citizens of seven predominantly Muslim nations from entering the U.S.
Dallas pension lawsuit still alive as mayor drops injunction
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says he's no longer seeking a temporary injunction to stop the Dallas Police and Fire Pension system from allowing retirees to pull small withdrawals from the ailing system.
But Rawlings said Friday he's still proceeding with a lawsuit he filed last month against the pension system.
The lawsuit seeks to stop the system from selling assets to potentially pay for hundreds of millions of dollars in withdrawals.
Dallas mayor says pension mismanagement could be “criminal”
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings wants state investigators to determine whether previous administrators of the city's ailing police and fire pension fund committed crimes that contributed to the fund's financial crisis.
Rawlings said in a Facebook post Friday that he requested the investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety and has been cooperating with the FBI. Rawlings did not specify what crimes may have been committed or name any specific administrators.
Dallas police and fire pension to grant small withdrawals
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Police and Fire Pension Board has reversed itself and will allow some small withdrawals from deferred retirement funds.
The board voted Thursday to allow withdrawals for small amounts requested in November. The panel had voted earlier this month to shut the gates entirely on withdrawals from the ailing pension fund.
More than $500 million has been withdrawn since August.
$10M raised to help families of 5 officers slain in Dallas
DALLAS (AP) — About $10 million has been raised in private donations to assist the families of five police officers killed last summer by a sniper in Dallas, fund organizers announced Tuesday.
Mayor Mike Rawlings and leaders of two foundations, in a Dallas City Hall news conference, said the donated money will also be used to help nine officers injured in the July 7 attack.
Tacoma City Manager T.C. Broadnax in line to manage Dallas
DALLAS (AP) — The city manager in Tacoma, Washington, is in line to become city manager in Dallas.
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings on Friday announced T.C. Broadnax has been selected to replace A.C. Gonzalez, who retires at the end of January. Broadnax faces a final Dallas City Council vote on Wednesday.
Dallas pension system suspends access to some funds
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Police and Fire Pension system board has voted to suspend all withdrawals and payments coming out of deferred retirement funds.
The vote Thursday stops more than $154 million in requested withdrawals from being distributed Friday. Pension officials say the withdrawals would drop reserves below what's needed to sustain the fund. More than $500 million has been withdrawn since August.
Dallas mayor files lawsuit to stop pension withdrawals
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to stop the Dallas Police and Fire Pension system from allowing retirees to pull their deferred retirement funds from the ailing system.
In collaboration with Mayor Pete Saenz and other key community leaders, Webb County Judge Tano Tijerina has launched “Be a Man and Stand Up,” a campaign against domestic violence.
Modeling the success of Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings’ “Dallas Men Against Abuse” campaign, Webb County said it is strongly positioned through its leadership to implement this strategic approach which calls on all men to take a pledge and stand against domestic violence.
Dallas mayor proposes new agency to combat homelessness
DALLAS (AP) — The mayor of Dallas is proposing the formation of a multi-government agency to solve the homeless crisis in a city where affordable housing is limited and shelters are full.
Mayor Mike Rawlings provided details of the plan this week to The Dallas Morning News (http://bit.ly/2dg2Npy ) and said a formal proposal will be presented to the city council later this month.
The Latest: Mayor: Dallas chief’s departure not surprising
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the retirement of Dallas police Chief David Brown (all times local):
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says the announcement by police Chief David Brown to retire didn't come as a surprise because six years as the head of a metropolitan police force is an "eternity."
Dallas Police Chief Receives Standing Ovation
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings honored Police Chief David Brown at a memorial service for five Dallas police officers who were fatally shot last week. Brown received a long, loud standing ovation from those in attendance. (July 12)
DALLAS (AP) — A law enforcement official says the gunman who killed five police officers during a Dallas protest had a pistol, a handgun and a rifle on him at the time of the attack.
The official says Micah Johnson had a Glock 19 Gen4 pistol, a Fraser .25-caliber handgun and a semi-automatic Izhmash Saiga assault-style rifle on him when he was killed by a robot-delivered bomb after the Thursday night shootings and that the guns were purchased legally.
Editorials from around Ohio
Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers:
The Cincinnati Enquirer, July 8
"I think we have got to learn to disagree without being violently disagreeable..." Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said it best: Words matter at this time.
Whether you're black, white, a police officer or a civilian, people's emotions are running the gamut from frustration and rage to angst and a deep sadness in...
Dallas Mayor: ‘We Come Together When We Mourn’
Mayor Mike Rawlings stressed the importance of mourning after tragedies during a town hall meeting in Dallas on Sunday. Five officers were killed when a gunman opened fire on a protest march in Dallas on Thursday. (July 10)
Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:
ABC's "This Week" — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson; Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas; New York Police Commissioner William Bratton.
NBC's "Meet the Press" — Johnson; Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., Bob Corker, R-Tenn.; Charles H. Ramsey
former commissioner, Philadelphia Police Department.
CBS' "Face the Nation" — Mike Rawlings, Mayor of Dallas; Bratton; Johnson;...