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2006 Stories by Jim Schutze

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  • Cool, Uncool

    published June 15, 2006

    Dallas is right on the knife's edge between maybe finally about to become cool and maybe finally not. Believe it or not, the city council will... More >>

  • First Things Last

    published June 15, 2006

    This is all about priorities. Isn't it? Last week when bids were announced for the first "signature" bridge over the Trinity River, the... More >>

  • Enough Already

    published June 8, 2006

    The only way to understand government money is to think of it as your own. Which, by the way, it is. So let's pretend. There's this guy you don't... More >>

  • Miracle on Marilla Street

    published May 25, 2006

    Sometimes I bring a lot of bad news to you. Much of what I see makes me angry, and then I tell you about it, and maybe I make you angry too. So I... More >>

  • Looters

    published May 18, 2006

    Hey, hey, an eviction party. Poor people got their stuff on the curb. Let's all run over there and see if we can grab a pork chop. Everybody... More >>

  • Double Decherd

    published May 11, 2006

    On the other hand, what's good about Dallas? There has to be something cool. Otherwise, you know, let's just go. I know, I know. I told you... More >>

  • The B.S. Plan

    published May 4, 2006

    Can I tell you the worst part in this whole exercise the Dallas City Council and the mayor are going through about adopting a so-called... More >>

  • Why Plan?

    published April 27, 2006

    How many people in those beautiful houses on deep lots along Forest Hills Boulevard near White Rock Lake want to see a Blockbuster Video store on... More >>

  • Help, It's the Police!

    published April 20, 2006

    Well, I guess I need your help. I have two very different versions here of a story about the DART police. The first version is that they beat up,... More >>

  • Southern Hospitality

    published April 13, 2006

    Not to be self-referential or anything in attempting to deal with the single most significant political event I have witnessed in the city of... More >>

  • Devil Creek

    published March 30, 2006

    Years ago--I don't remember how many; I was young myself, that's how long--an old guy pointed a line across my neighborhood with a chopping motion... More >>

  • Butt Naked

    published March 23, 2006

    To the extent black Dallas is southern Dallas--and I'm not sure how much water that cliché still holds--then black Dallas wants to be known... More >>

  • SMU's Shame

    published March 16, 2006

    Let's assume we have two camps. People in Dallas who love President Bush and would love to see the Bush Presidential Library here. People in... More >>

  • Busted

    published March 9, 2006

    Days after the release of a scalding report from the Texas Legislature on corruption and misfeasance at Dallas City Hall, one of its main authors,... More >>

  • Heck of a Job, County

    published March 9, 2006

    Got any extra food at your house? I'm not begging. I have my own extra food. I'm just doing a wacko check on myself. I have extra food. I have... More >>

  • SEKT and the City

    published March 2, 2006

    Strange: I drive by graffiti all the time in East Dallas. I don't even notice. Sergeant Mark Langford of the Dallas Police Department's gang... More >>

  • Default

    published February 23, 2006

    The first thing that happens to me when I hear about something like the most recent meeting of the city council finance committee: I assume I must... More >>

  • Sugar Ray

    published February 16, 2006

    The noose tightens. Keep an eye on the tax incentives the city gives developers and the bickering about it at City Hall. They've been giving away... More >>

  • Don't Bet on It

    published February 9, 2006

    What happens when one of those beat-on-the-car-window street hustlers approaches you while you're stopped at a traffic light? And he starts... More >>

  • Coloring Book

    published February 2, 2006

    It's the race that killed race. You wake up one day, and the city's not white anymore. First thing we have to say: You sure have been... More >>

  • Bad Ticket

    published January 12, 2006

    Here's the thing with the Dallas transit police: It's not that DART cops are totally insane wacked-out Nazi Robocops. But they do have a way of... More >>

  • The Poop

    published January 5, 2006

    I have waited patiently for the holiday season to expire. Now I'm afraid I must bring up the guy who got caught sprinkling his own dried feces on... More >>

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