Tag: political writer

Violent crime falls 13% in Oak Lawn hotspot

But jumps in vehicle burglaries, auto thefts fuel overall increase in 2011 for Maple-Wycliff TAAG JOHN WRIGHT  |  Senior Political Writer wright@dallasvoice.com Violent crime fell roughly 13 percent last year in the...

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City unveils planned Cedar Springs improvements

Hunt, Medrano present plan to Merchants Association; will include new crosswalk lights, red lights CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL CEDAR SPRINGS PEDESTRIAN SAFETY PLAN JOHN WRIGHT  |  Senior Political Writer wright@dallasvoice.com...

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Gay GOP leader says he’d vote for Santorum

Schlein’s comments stand in contrast to statements from national LGBT Republican groups JOHN WRIGHT  |  Senior Political Writer wright@dallasvoice.com Local gay Republican leader Rob Schlein ignited controversy in August by...

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Softball coaches accused of outing E. Texas teen

Trial set for January after federal judge rules privacy claim can move forward in court JOHN WRIGHT  |  Senior Political Writer wright@dallasvoice.com TYLER — Before Skye Wyatt’s softball coaches outed her as a lesbian to her...

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Exxon Mobil hits new LGBT low

Company is 1st with negative score on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index JOHN WRIGHT  |  Senior Political Writer wright@dallasvoice.com IRVING — Exxon Mobil Corp. has again made history for its anti-gay employment practices. The...

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Jenkins takes home Stonewall’s Pink Pump

County judge among officials, members honored at Democratic group’s annual Holiday Party CLICK HERE TO VIEW MORE PHOTOS FROM THE PARTY JOHN WRIGHT  |  Senior Political Writer wright@dallasvoice.com Nearly two years ago, in a...

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Trans man wins first round in divorce battle

Judge declines to void marriage between Robertson, Scott in case that could set precedent, but wife’s lawyer downplays significance JOHN WRIGHT  |  Senior Political Writer wright@dallasvoice.com When Rebecca Louise Robertson and...

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Valdez gearing up for re-election bid

Nation’s only lesbian Latina sheriff to seek 3rd term, says she expects to once again be a GOP target JOHN WRIGHT  |  Senior Political Writer wright@dallasvoice.com Seven years ago, she became the first female, first Hispanic...

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TX Dems won’t vote on marriage in 2012

Party leaders opt against placing nonbinding resolution on primary ballot JOHN WRIGHT  |  Senior Political Writer wright@dallasvoice.com AUSTIN — Democrats in Texas won’t get to vote next year on whether they support same-sex...

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Trial set in gay man’s 2008 murder

After three years of delays, Seth Winder will be tried next week for  Richard Hernandez’s murder JOHN WRIGHT  |  Senior Political Writer wright@dallasvoice.com DENTON — More than three years after gay Dallas resident Richard...

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Fatal hit-and-run raises safety concerns

Pedestrian struck, killed near unlighted crosswalk on Cedar Springs strip JOHN WRIGHT  |  Senior Political Writer wright@dallasvoice.com A fatal hit-and-run accident on the Cedar Springs strip last week has led to renewed debate...

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GOProud’s LaSalvia slams ‘gay left’

Homocon leader, set to speak Saturday at Metroplex Republicans’ Grand Ol’ Party, downplays competition with Log Cabin JOHN WRIGHT |  Senior Political Writer wright@dallasvoice.com When Taylor Garrett, a gay Republican cast...

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3 arrested in assault on gay man in Reno

Victim Burke Burnett says he is relieved the men are behind bars and that he believes the attack was an anti-gay hate crime JOHN WRIGHT |  Senior Political Writer wright@dallasvoice.com RENO, Lamar County — The victim of a...

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VA nurse accused of anti-gay tirade

Lesbian Marine vet files complaints against employee at Dallas hospital READ THE FULL TEXT OF ESTHER GARATIE’S STATEMENT JOHN WRIGHT | Senior Political Writer wright@dallasvoice.com A wounded lesbian Marine veteran who...

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DPD: Don’t park at Office Depot

Officials warn club-goers after another violent attack in store’s lot JOHN WRIGHT  |  Senior Political Writer wright@dallasvoice.com In the wake of another violent robbery in the Office Depot lot on Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas...

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Gay divorce cases before Texas Supreme Court

Panel requests briefs, indicating it may rule on whether couples married elsewhere can divorce here CLICK HERE TO READ BRIEFS FROM THE DALLAS GAY DIVORCE CASE JOHN WRIGHT  |  Senior Political Writer wright@dallasvoice.com Nearly...

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