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2004 Stories by Jim Schutze

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  • Shhh!

    published June 3, 2004

    Dallas school Superintendent Mike Moses, such a success for four years, has misstepped seriously in handling the inflammatory issue of school... More >>

  • Poof

    published May 27, 2004

    So by now you already know City Hall is a magic show, where all the tricks are based on misdirection. Misdirection is when they get you to focus... More >>

  • Please, Not a Nut

    published May 20, 2004

    We have a new police chief in Dallas. That's scary for us. If you haven't been in town long, you wonder why. Here's what you have to understand:... More >>

  • Dogtown

    published May 6, 2004

    Stop the car--pull over. You need to look at this. We're downtown, and there are people all over the place walking dogs. No, not blind people.... More >>

  • Talkin' Doo-doo

    published April 29, 2004

    The Dallas Morning News special section a week ago, "Dallas at the Tipping Point," was really strong stuff. I know, I know. You're just... More >>

  • Die, Poor People, Die!

    published April 22, 2004

    The news coverage of Dallas' public hospital is always operatic. In a gleaming castle high above Stemmons Freeway, hundreds of Dr. Schweitzer... More >>

  • The Schutze Audit

    published April 15, 2004

    Imagine it this way. You own a vacant building. A guy wants to rent it for a business. You rent it to him for a percentage of his business... More >>

  • Disposable Cops

    published April 1, 2004

    Talk about a really bad scene. Senior Corporal Ron Iscaro has been called to the podium to address the members of the Dallas Citizens Police... More >>

  • Scapegoats

    published March 25, 2004

    Two weeks ago the mayor and the city council held a news conference slapping themselves on the back for a new law to fight apartment crime. They... More >>

  • Cops and Monsters

    published March 18, 2004

    Screenplay: Toiling for years deep in his political laboratory, Dr. Lipscombstein's dream has been to bring his revenge to life. An experiment... More >>

  • Bubbaland

    published March 11, 2004

    You're a photo buff. You like to walk around your neighborhood playing with your new digital camera. Some bubba in coveralls with a handgun in his... More >>

  • Lysol Miller

    published March 4, 2004

    OK, time out, is it just me? Or is anybody else getting tired of the Scrubbing Bubbles routine from the mayor? Mayor Miller, here's a page... More >>

  • Homeless Cleansing

    published February 26, 2004

    We don't want to build a concentration camp. Right? Not even for ugly, smelly people. We wouldn't want to live in a city with a sign on the gate... More >>

  • Jerry-rigged

    published February 19, 2004

    Dave Capps is the van rental guy campaigning against a $400 million tax subsidy for a new Dallas Cowboys football stadium. I'm sitting in his... More >>

  • Grab for Privates

    published February 12, 2004

    Oh, wow. How very Dallas. A certain set of downtown leaders can't get exactly what they want on the Trinity River project or on downtown... More >>

  • Incredible Scam!

    published February 5, 2004

    Once a Yankee, always a Yankee. Every once in a while, I get a certain error message in the eyes of native Dallasites too polite to tell me.... More >>

  • Jilted

    published January 29, 2004

    So I'm plugging away one day last week, and a helpful e-mail pops in from the city telling me Dallas Mayor Laura Miller will be available to the... More >>

  • Smoke From DPD

    published January 15, 2004

    Nobody at the top gets fake drugs yet. You can tell by the way they keep trying to shuffle the deck chairs. Take the attempts by the interim... More >>

  • Happy Next Year

    published January 8, 2004

    OK, here's the deal on 2004. I have a great idea for what we could do with the Trinity River. I should say, I know of a great idea. Like so many... More >>

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