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  • Monkey Business

    published December 30, 2004

    Ted's gone, splitting City Hall and heading off to train young minds in government at the University of Texas at Dallas. Mike's gone, too, leaving... More >>

  • Every Picture Tells a Story

    published December 23, 2004

    To all the fans, friends and family of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott who wrote and called in to complain about our image of the slain rocker on... More >>

  • Walk the Talk

    published December 16, 2004

    Buzz could use some extra holiday cash, so we thought we'd try our hand at a little political consulting and share this brilliant idea we had for... More >>

  • Greener Pastures

    published December 2, 2004

    It pains Buzz to say it, but God love those little imps with the Young Conservatives of Texas, affectionately known around the Dallas... More >>

  • Say What?

    published November 25, 2004

    Dallas County Sheriff-elect Lupe Valdez is a lesbian. You probably knew that already, if you've picked up a local newspaper or watched TV... More >>

  • Dream a Little Dream

    published November 11, 2004

    How did that song about the "Merry Old Land of Oz" go again? "We get up at 12 and start to work at one/Take an hour for lunch, and then at two... More >>

  • Oh, Shut Up

    published November 4, 2004

    In a rare fit of civic-mindedness, Buzz voted this election, for the first time in eight years, but only because everyone else seemed to be... More >>

  • Dumped On

    published October 21, 2004

    Herschel Wilonsky, owner of S&W Auto Parts on Second Avenue near Fair Park, is familiar with the trash problems that plague the troubled... More >>

  • Once More Into the Breach

    published October 14, 2004

    Remember A.M. Journal Express? No? Oh, c'mon, you remember. The free daily news-in-brief "commuter" newspaper launched in Dallas last... More >>

  • Stop the Presses

    published September 30, 2004

    It's a harsh job, this news business, exposing the shameful secrets of officeholders. We sometimes shudder at the truths we reveal, like this one:... More >>

  • USA! USA!

    published September 23, 2004

    For the second time this month, the Texas Supreme Court, that oh-so-wise crew of legal geniuses, has handed the Dallas... More >>

  • Neener, Neener, Neener

    published September 9, 2004

    On Friday, a unanimous Texas Supreme Court, with one justice abstaining, sided with the Dallas Observer and ruled 8-0 that Denton... More >>

  • Groundswell, Sort Of

    published September 2, 2004

    Grow your hair for peace, John Lennon once suggested. That, um, didn't work out so well. Maybe cutting your hair for Democrats is a better... More >>

  • Odds and Not Quite Ends

    published August 19, 2004

    Buzz still has some loose ends to tie up in the ongoing Dallas Morning News circulation scandal: Something you didn't read in... More >>

  • No Girlie Girl

    published August 5, 2004

    Conservative local political blogger Sharon Boyd (www.dallasarena.com) sometimes reminds Buzz of... More >>

  • Nervous

    published July 29, 2004

    It's been a while since Buzz checked in with Belo. Maybe that's because the new, well-received managing editor at the The Dallas Morning... More >>

  • Free at Last

    published July 22, 2004

    Over the weekend, the news flashed all over the world. The Guardian in London, the Star Phoenix in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan,... More >>

  • Oh, for Crape's Sake

    published July 15, 2004

    You think you have problems in your neighborhood? Crack houses? Rat-infested vacant lots? Listen, wuss, you don't know how mean the... More >>

  • Talk Back

    published July 8, 2004

    Listen up, conservative people, could you please give the ol' Buzzer a break and stop being so damned nice and reasonable when we call you? It... More >>

  • No Comparison

    published July 1, 2004

    We all know that it's illogical to compare apples and oranges. Anyone who would attempt to draw a comparison between two such dissimilar things is... More >>

  • Rockin' Politics

    published June 17, 2004

    It's a tough life being in a rock-and-roll band. Endless days on the road, long nights in smoky clubs, the occasional beating by thugs who... More >>

  • Still Sacred

    published June 3, 2004

    Buzz is nothing if not a great Monday-morning quarterback. Example: Last week, KERA radio convened a "state of the local media" powwow. One... More >>

  • Shameless Plug

    published May 27, 2004

    First the good news, for those of you who like a little choice in your democracy: The Texas Libertarian Party has collected more than... More >>

  • Ted's Last Adventure?

    published May 13, 2004

    So Ted Benavides hired a white guy to be chief of police? Wow, we didn't see that coming. Our money was on former San Jose Chief Louis... More >>

  • Paved Over

    published May 6, 2004

    Among the miles of sentences The Dallas Morning News has constructed about the proposed Dallas Cowboys stadium at Fair Park, here's one... More >>

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