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Garland’s Joe Driver will remain in office, collect pension after stealing state funds

State Rep. Joe Driver of Garland may have pleaded guilty to felony abuse-of-office charges last week for pocketing taxpayer money, but that doesn’t mean he has to resign. Nope. Turns…

Sheets to be challenged by former vice chairman of Dallas County GOP in primary

Two strong Dallas Republicans will be battling it out in the primaries to be the Republican candidate to represent House District 114 this season. Current Representative Kenneth Sheets filed yesterday,…

Big D Dirt: So what’s up with John Wiley Price these days?

I was sitting around, post stuffing myself with some caramel-apple-walnut pie (yes, it was as good as it sounds) thinking about what I would write about this week. And then…

Big D Dirt: Occupy Dallas kicked out, DISD to close schools, new hires, Dallas gets sued, and no re-redistricting after all.

Another round of Big D Dirt! Excited? I am. Occupy Dallas was kicked out of it’s campsite. Dallas spokesman Frank Librio put out a statement explaining that unsanitary conditions, repeated…

Romney and Ron: Rap Stars on the Rise

By Ashley Withers, Guest Blogger Popular rap songs became political fodder recently as Ron Paul and Mitt Romney took center stage. Ron Paul- “All I Do Is Win” This video,…

Texas College Republicans calls for resignation of statewide officer who called Obama assassination ‘tempting’

The state board of Texas College Republicans have called for the resignation of their state secretary after she posted a tweet calling the assassination of Obama “tempting.” The tweet comes…

All Romney Wants for Christmas is More Rick Perry

By Alex Ehmke, Guest Blogger The left and the far right have allied against Mitt Romney in the last few weeks. This is not because he’s performed a significant action…

Big D Dirt: Occupy Dallas scuffles with cops, redistricting revisited, public meeting controversy and DFW companies dodge taxes

Another installment of Big D Dirt, your weekly roundup of Dallas area politics. Here it goes: Occupy Dallas scuffled with police on Saturday, leading to eight arrests and a whole…

Marco Rubio encourages Hispanic support of GOP at Dallas event

Marco Rubio encouraged Hispanics to vote Republican this morning, saying that the Hispanic culture and the GOP share similar conservative values and an appreciation for self determination. He said that…

Sexual harassment? Drunken speeches? Getting rid of the TSA? We’re doomed.

As much as I want to be inspired by the GOP candidates for 2012, I just can’t. As much as I want to see some really intelligent arguments and thoughtful…