Just saw this note on the DMN website: Angela Hunt announced a few minutes ago that her group has more than 48,000 signatures, more than enough to force a referendum on the issue this fall. If you want to take a look at the park as it looks today in the flooded river-bottom, check out the TrinityVote site. More details as they come in.
Update: How does 80,000 signatures sound? That's what the Observer's Jim Schutze is reporting. Note to Mayor Park Cities: That's almost more signatures than votes you and your opponent got in the run-off.
Second update: Dallas' Only Daily Newspaper has already started whining. Editoral writer Colleen McCann Nelson invoked the name of Zac Crain, whose mayoral petitions came up a bit short, and repeated the News' mantra that that the logic for the referendum is mostly about "campaign slogans and sound bites." This, I think, requires a quote from Elvis Costello re The News: "I used to be disgusted. Now I try to be amused." -- Jeff Siegel