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1998 Stories by Patrick Williams

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  • Buzz

    published December 31, 1998

    Calling Mr. Grant Forget the millennial fervor. Forget that the Super Bowl is just weeks away. For Buzz, the best part of the new year is... More >>

  • Buzz

    published December 24, 1998

    Fire two Last week, Buzz saluted city council member Don Hicks for nominating former Councilman Chris Luna to the new city task force on... More >>

  • Buzz

    published December 17, 1998

    Every man for himself Lame duck Attorney General Dan Morales has often stood alone. As a conservative Democratic legislator, he crossed... More >>

  • Buzz

    published December 10, 1998

    Father of the year Upon returning to the team he abandoned for money at the end of the 1996 season, once-and-future Dallas Cowboys... More >>

  • Buzz

    published December 3, 1998

    Go ahead, make grandpa's day Someone once said that the only things invariably fatal to a political career are being found in bed with a... More >>

  • Buzz

    published November 26, 1998

    If at first you don't succeed... So Jesse Diaz is all set to attempt yet another ascent up the greasy pole and run for the Dallas school... More >>

  • Buzz

    published November 19, 1998

    The Thrilla on Marilla, Part 2 Buzz is not a regular at Dallas City Council meetings, but after sitting in on last week's session, that may... More >>

  • Buzz

    published November 12, 1998

    We hardly knew ye The Irrelevant Party, formerly known as the Texas Democratic Party, held a series of wakes around Austin on election... More >>

  • Buzz

    published November 5, 1998

    I shall whine no more forever Noisy activist-type guy Lee Alcorn gets to stay in the race for president of the NAACP's Dallas chapter--for... More >>

  • Buzz

    published October 29, 1998

    That's entertainment Forget the cheesy haunted houses, skip the costume parties. If you're looking for some real Halloween fun, wash your... More >>

  • Buzz

    published October 22, 1998

    See no evil, etc. Regular readers of Buzz--both of you--may have noticed that former Dallas Observer columnist and current city council... More >>

  • Buzz

    published October 15, 1998

    Smells like Victory What do Albert Einstein, Jesse Owens, and the freedom fighters of Tiananmen Square have in common? Beats us.... More >>

  • Buzz

    published October 8, 1998

    Old times best forgotten First, City Councilwoman Laura Miller made people cry when she suggested the city might have something better to... More >>

  • Buzz

    published October 1, 1998

    Slow to anger Finally, someone in the judicial system is a little steamed about Vance Miller, the rich-as-God's-bookie real estate heir who... More >>

  • Trust no one

    published October 1, 1998

    As dramas go, last week's City Plan Commission meeting wasn't exactly a barn burner, but it was about as close to excitement as a meeting on... More >>

  • Buzz

    published September 24, 1998

    No strings attached? Buzz likes trees. Buzz likes plants. Some of our most memorable moments--well, not memorable, but enjoyable,... More >>

  • Buzz

    published September 17, 1998

    Coarse description We generally hesitate to point out weaknesses in others' grammar and spelling, because we've received our share of... More >>

  • Buzz

    published September 10, 1998

    Man bites bulldog When Buzz thinks of victims, our thoughts generally don't go anywhere near Jim Mattox. But the former attorney general,... More >>

  • Buzz

    published September 3, 1998

    Sacred cows? What sacred cows? Ah, the things Buzz does on your behalf, readers, such as reading a 14,000-word love letter to the Belo... More >>

  • Buzz

    published August 27, 1998

    Serendipitous politics Buzz believes that it's better to be lucky than smart, but being a little of both is best of all. So we envy Karl... More >>

  • Buzz

    published August 20, 1998

    Details, details We have long held off taking swipes at the Log Cabin Republicans for two reasons--pity, and the fact that the premise of... More >>

  • Toxic Justice

    published August 13, 1998

    To hear lawyers at the Dallas law firm of Baron & Budd tell it, they are frontline warriors in a battle against callous corporations whose... More >>

  • Buzz

    published August 13, 1998

    Animal act Who says U.S. District Judge John McBryde, often described as churlish, doesn't have a sense of humor? Buzz figures the... More >>

  • Buzz

    published August 6, 1998

    The doctor is out Dallas Independent School District board candidate Richard Evans, the self-described "doctor"(as in bogus Ph.D.), has... More >>

  • Buzz

    published July 30, 1998

    The best things in life "People pay for value, and most people disregard free things because they intrinsically have no value because... More >>

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