Years After Council Race, Bygones Aren’t Bygones in Dallas’ Kingston-Abtahi Feud

Staff Photographer A long-simmering feud between two of the city’s rising political stars became heated again last week when City Council member Philip Kingston blasted Park Board President Bobby Abtahi as a “divisive force.” During Abtahi’s reappointment vote, Kingston called Abtahi “anti-neighborhood.” He said Abtahi was responsible for a “gamut of bad outcomes,” and that […]

Not everyone on same page at rally calling for removal of Dallas’ Confederate memorials

A protest calling for the removal of downtown Dallas’ Confederate War Memorial got heated Thursday evening when a group of counter-demonstrators interrupted the proceedings, turning the event into a shouting match. A few dozen protesters had gathered next to the monument at Pioneer Park Cemetery, near Dallas City Hall, where the 60-foot-high monument is ringed […]