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2001 Stories by Jonathan Fox

Archives: 2001 | 2000
  • Purloined Letters

    published September 20, 2001

    It seems an eternity ago: On July 5, 2000, the Dallas school board's abrupt firing of short-lived Superintendent Bill Rojas again plunged the... More >>

  • Divided She Stands

    published August 16, 2001

    Bruce Parrott remembers when his wife, Lois, discovered her hidden talent: a knack for grassroots politicking. Ten years ago, White Rock residents... More >>

  • Over the Line

    published August 16, 2001

    State Representative Harryette Ehrhardt, a popular Democrat and unabashed progressive who for eight years has represented East Dallas, Oak... More >>

  • A Day of His Own

    published July 5, 2001

    Now the largest ethnic group in Dallas, Hispanics fought hard recently for a city-sponsored holiday to commemorate one of their own: farm... More >>

  • The Right to Rave

    published June 28, 2001

    Sean Anderson wanted to throw an intense, all-night rave featuring the pulsating electronic dance rhythms of techno music--plus his favorite DJs... More >>

  • Lost Son

    published June 21, 2001

    As a boy growing up in postwar Vietnam, Lai My Truong was different. At school in a peasant village near Ho Chi Minh City, teachers and other... More >>

  • Union Labeled

    published May 31, 2001

    On a lonely industrial road in West Dallas, Bobbie Patience stood her ground for two years. A dogged organizer for the American Postal Workers... More >>

  • Separate and Unequal

    published May 24, 2001

    Going to school bored Rudy Barraza, an 18-year-old North Dallas High School junior. So rather than suffer large classes and harried, aloof... More >>

  • Get Used to It

    published May 3, 2001

    Is Dallas, a bastion of Bible Belt conservatism, ready for a law banning discrimination against its gay and lesbian residents? That's the... More >>

  • The Race Race

    published April 19, 2001

    The candidate points disapprovingly at discarded crack vials littering the stoop of an East Oak Cliff convenience store. Then he reaches into his... More >>

  • Houses Divided

    published March 29, 2001

    Alex Ramos wants to stop the "shafting" of his community. The long-time resident of Old East Dallas' Fitzhugh-Capitol neighborhood, who grew... More >>

  • Walk the Walk

    published March 29, 2001

    Paul Kerr knows how to assemble a big crowd. As a longtime activist and director of the Center for Human Rights, a Dallas-based immigration... More >>

  • Single Barrel, Double Standard

    published February 15, 2001

    Oliver Lankford, an African-American father of two teen-agers attending Lancaster public schools, thought he was just making a political statement... More >>

  • Waging Battle

    published February 8, 2001

    First-term City Councilman Leo V. Chaney Jr. proudly calls himself a fighter for "poor people's issues." And for more than a year, he's sought to... More >>

  • Long Haul

    published January 4, 2001

    Michael Kline, organizing chief for Dallas-based Teamsters Local 745, says he's never had a supporter quite like Fred Pfisterer. The night shift... More >>

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