Don’t Play Poker With Mayor Dick Davis

At Thursday morning’s Park Cities Power Breakfast — my name for the joint meeting of the Highland Park ISD Board of Trustees, the University Park City Council, and the Highland Park Town Council — University Park Mayor Dick Davis demonstrated that he has a great poker face.

After detailing developments regarding the George W. Bush Presidential Center, the University Park Public Library, and the new parking district around SMU, Davis began to tell his counterparts from HP and the school district about “a major issue” facing his city. Everyone leaned in, earnestly interested in what this might be.

Without cracking a smile, Davis revealed that a University Park resident will come before the City Council on Tuesday, seeking to overturn the ordinance that prevents her from keeping chickens in her backyard.

“I don’t know what we’re going to do; I have some idea,” Davis said, stone-faced. “If you have any input, you let me know.”

8 thoughts on “Don’t Play Poker With Mayor Dick Davis

  • October 17, 2011 at 3:57 pm
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    There’s a reason I live in town and not the country. I vote “No Chickens” in the city.

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  • October 17, 2011 at 7:58 pm
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    There’s no law against keeping live UT football players in your backyard.

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  • October 17, 2011 at 9:59 pm
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    How commendable of the mayor — in a public forum — to mock citizens that will come before the council. What great guy! What a stitch! What a wit!

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  • October 17, 2011 at 11:38 pm
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    Do hens lay eggs w/o roosters around? Enough people have dogs that yap all day…don’t see what a chicken coop does thats so bad. Except set the dogs into a bigger frenzy.

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  • October 18, 2011 at 8:55 am
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    @ Jgo,

    Great, when can we schedule the chickens to arrive at YOUR next door neighbors?

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  • October 18, 2011 at 4:56 pm
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    @ XT
    The chickens are welcome in my neighborhood (but I live in HP). I think you and sis must have had a bad experience at a petting zoo when you were younger. Chickens in a backyard are about as disruptive as rabbits so please chill out. Make sure there’s a problem before you try to “fix” isomething with more rules.

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  • October 19, 2011 at 5:57 pm
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    TB, your right! Sure he brought it up with his buds at Dallas Country Club.

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  • October 20, 2011 at 10:56 am
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    Whoa there Zoe! Are you saying a Parkie is keeping rabbits at their home? Is this safe? I saw Monty Python and The Holy Grail and I think IT IS NOT! I demand a committee be formed and an inquisition implemented.
    No treehouses, no gloves, no barnyard animals – Welcome to the Park Cities!

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