Embattled Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia - a former top commander in Dallas - was fired Thursday, hours after he held an unauthorized news conference to request a two-year contract from the city saying it was "time to silence the critics." Unions representing Phoenix police officers sought a vote of no confidence in Garcia last month, alleging the chief had lost credibility with the officers in his charge.
While consumers cheer $1.99 gasoline prices, there could be a real negative impact to Texas because of tumbling crude oil prices. Falling crude oil prices could cost Texas up to 125,000 jobs by mid-2015, Michael Plante , a senior research economist at the Dallas Fed , said.
The whole thing just sounds sketchy: an 18-and-up after-hours dance club inside an all-nude joint. Last week, the Dallas Police Department and U.S. Attorney's Office confirmed it, arresting and indicting 15 people for selling drugs out of Eternal Eden Afterhours, which is tucked inside Jaguars Dallas off N. Stemmons Freeway and Royal Lane.
Jaguars isn't just any strip club. "Built with the look of the Roman Colosseum, we promise a first class night out each and every night," its website explains , adding modestly, "This simply the greatest nude club in the country."
In recent weeks, Dallas ISD has touted its minority students' scores on Advanced Placement exams last school year as the best in the country. On DISD's site, the district wrote, "This group of students led the nation in the number of qualifying scores on AP exams in subjects such as math, science and English."
Despite the near-constant stream of restaurant news, 2014 wasn't especially great for local restaurant openings. For a long stretch of summer and well into fall, the flow of actual openings and interesting, new restaurants dried to a trickle; the scene cracked and opened up like Texas clay in a drought.