Questions arise about Carrollton mayo...

Questions arise about Carrollton mayor's claims of singing career, more

There are 13 comments on the The Dallas Morning News story from May 7, 2008, titled Questions arise about Carrollton mayor's claims of singing career, more. In it, The Dallas Morning News reports that:

“Don said he's never heard of her, doesn't know her, certainly was never engaged to her”

Sang backup for Linda Ronstadt and Jackson Browne. Engaged to Eagles singer-songwriter Don Henley. via The Dallas Morning News

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Michael Buck

Austin, TX

#1 May 7, 2008
The singing career stuff is silly. However, as a former soldier I take real issue to Mayor Miller's lying about having a brother die in Vietnam. Many people lost loved ones in Vietnam. To them the hurt was very real. For any politician to lie about such a matter for sympathy and political gain is disgusting. She is not worthy of getting re-elected. Go to
Jim Davis

United States

#2 May 8, 2008
I've been living and working and going to city counsel meetings and watching all the positive changes that are happening in my community. If you've ever watched a story unfold for weeks, and then all the sudden see the media grabs it and turn it into a one minute sound byte, it's truly amazing.

I know Becky and I know Ron. I've talked with people and seen what they've done. Both of these people have lived here forever. I've seen what they've both done. Ron is losing by a landslide and chose to string together these silly anticdotes and make this story. Becky is inclusive with the community on issues of race and sexual orientation. Ron is a racist, hates the influx of Latinos, blacks and Gays. Becky isn't. Becky works hard to change the community, Ron is divisive and critical. It's not just me guys...count the yard signs in carrollton..20 for signs for Becky for each 1 for Ron. He had to do something, he was losing!

Ron is threatening her supporters stated publicly that he was out to smear her. He's done it in public before. He warned people that he was putting together some smut, and he did it. Wow, big surprise.

See the DMN Artcle below.

Carrollton mayoral candidate's encounter with firefighters draws criticism.

I get it that people who know very little about our suburb want to bash a mayor and believe alot of unsubstantiated rumors put out by a buffoon, who's pissed because she got elected over the baby Sen. Kenny Marchant who was supposed to be elected 3 years ago.

I've been to city counsel meetings, I've talked to Mayor Miller and seen how hard she's worked for the city. I've seen her show up for career day at my son's middles school, shown up at neighborhood block parties, fought for the city to try and get past YEARS of anti-business climate from previous mayors and counsels (Vista Ridge was supposed to be in Carrolton, but city counsel at the time wouldn't have it).

Sure, it's fun to poke at our public officials, and believe the worst about them. But really, it's even more fun to watch the media manipulated by some ass. She'll be re-elected, we'll keep trying to improve our city and after this weekend nobody will care.

United States

#3 May 8, 2008
We have all known family and friends that have told stories about their past that most likely were not true. I know Beck Miller and Ron Branson. Branson is going to take us back to the days of Mayberry. We need to move forward or Carrollton will just be another Northern slum of Dallas like a few other cities and you all know the ones I refer to.
Becky is the only choice for Mayor not some half wit who thinks the mall that Lewisville stole from us would have been a terrible idea "just think of all the traffic" Yep Ron think of all the tax revenue, we don't need that!!!
Ron also wants the police to either tow uninsured vehicles or have the officers sale them insurance on the spot!! Oh I get it so easy a policeman can do it. The carrollton police dept. agents you can rely on for your insurance needs.
Branson is an old cook and if you ask me a little off.
Not Pinky

Mckinney, TX

#4 May 8, 2008
Yo, Jim & Dave. Are you Pinky's friends? Thought so. Well, she's got 2 now. Hehe
Michael Edwards

Calera, OK

#5 May 8, 2008
I am a new resident to Carrollton. I have been following the mayoral race and trying to decide who to vote for. Mayor Miller has blanketed the city with glossy campaign literature and signs. After researching the the candidates and reading the The Dallas Morning News' editorial today, I have definitely decided that Ron Branson will represent my new home in a manner that will make me proud. How could anyone who has been following the news support a candiditate whose honesty and character is very questionable.
Michael Buck

Austin, TX

#6 May 9, 2008
Michael, you are making the wise choice. Notice where Jim and Dave are from? San Francisco. There is a reason for that. Becky Miller has been pushing a homosexual agenda. Google "Carrollton Project" to read about it. Her campaign manager is an outspoken gay and she was in a gay parade last year. This is why she has the support of the gay community. You can read about it at

Mayor Miller's latest lie is about supporting the anti-illegal immigration program 287g, where local law enforcement is trained by Homeland Security. Nothing can be further from the truth. When Councilman Marchant purposed applying for the program in December of 2006, Mayor Miller voted against doing so. You can email Councilman Marchant to verify this. Luckily, after Terry Simons was elected to the council, the city council had enough votes to override her and was able to get into the program. However, Mayor Miller campaigned against Simons and promised to crush him if he brought this up before the council. And Branson is the psycho? Here's an article about the Simons race. You can also email him about what our psycho mayor has said to him.

But regardless, just look at how many vacant stores there are now in Carrollton? And here is something disturbing for you to chew on, Mayor Miller has done away with our Gang Division in the police department. And this after we had a gang shooting at Kroger's and Old Denton a few months ago.

I guarantee you that Ron Branson will put your safety first and will restore it to the likes of Coppell, Frisco and Plano, which is where we should be. We need better restaurants and hotels in Carrollton. There is no reason for us to become a 2nd tier surburb, which is where Mayor Miller would take us. Heck, she wanted Carrollton to become a sanctuary for illegal aliens.

Lewisville, TX

#7 May 9, 2008
Your fellow citizen patrol people will love your stand on tagging and towing non-complying vehicles. And Jim Davis needs to recount the signs for each candidate. Becky only has 4 to 1 at your local Chevron Stations.
Michael Buck

Austin, TX

#8 May 9, 2008
Speaking of the signs, Mayor Miller has city employee taking down many of the Branson signs. The excuse is that they were placed in an unauthorized location. However, you'll usually see a Miller sign EXACTLY where a Branson sign used to appear.

And there is the matter of abusing her influence with our Firefighters. She has one of the Carrollton firetrucks decorated with Miller for Mayor signs and has it driving around Carrollton for advertisement. Your tax dollars are funding her campaign. And the firefighters are required to put her signs in their yard.

This lady is a psycho that abuses her authority. She has got to go.
Alan in Carrollton

Lewisville, TX

#9 May 10, 2008
Becky Miller is an open inclusiive and progressive leader that stands by the rights of Hispanics, Gays, African Americans, and Whites. How could anyone in their right mind support a leader like Ron that wants to devide our community? Please stand up for our community and go vote today for Becky Miller, Carrollton can be proud to have such a progressive leader!!
Not Pinky

Mckinney, TX

#10 May 11, 2008
Uhh, Alan, I think the public has spoken. And quite loudly, I might add.

The word is that she doesn't have the &%#@* to show up for Branson's swearing in. Of course, since she completely and totally managed to embarrass herself and her family, who would blame her?

Even worse for her, she's probably going to lose her day job - how effective is a Municipal Relations Coordinator that has her baggage?

Were you one of her campaign advisors by any chance? Yeah, I thought so. Good job.
Michael Buck

Austin, TX

#11 May 12, 2008
Alan, 4 of the 7 city councilmen (Mahalik, Marchant, Malone and Simons) were at Branson's poll watching party Saturday night. Why do you think most of our city council was for Ron? They have worked with both Becky and Ron and know who the better person was to be mayor.

If Becky does lose her day job, it is her own fault. She has been telling people these whoppers for years now.

Garland, TX

#12 May 12, 2008
Is this Becky last run or will she run again. She is always running, now I know why. Ron has to be better, Becky was so great, we have pickup of trash maybe 1 time per week, the price of water has gone up four times what I originally started paying. The service is outstanding because of Becky, lets see what she has done, More tickets on 190, can't patrol out streets but sure can issue those citations. Water up, Tickets up, Accidents Up, property crimes up, increased gang activity, increased golf course fees, yep Becky was great maybe our town can come back to reality. Maybe we can get what we pay for rather than, let me tell you how I use to be a back up singer, oh I should have been a song writer. Thanks Ms. Becky, Good Bye !!
Ron take the raines and run, run, run,

Austin, TX

#13 May 13, 2008
I have to think she is done. I wouldn't be surprised if she moves from Carrollton.

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