I am afraid I\'ll have to disagree with you here. I love Sam, but he can\'t compete with Larry James\' Urban Daily over at www.UrbanDaily.org. Larry speaks truth to power on a daily basis. Our city is better for his life in it.
Best Blogger - 2007
Sam Merten, DallasBlog
Sam Merten's coverage of Dallas City Council meetings on DallasBlog is a must-read for political junkies, capturing the drama, intrigue and the contentiousness that the daily paper often overlooks. We were particularly impressed with his dispatch on the debate over allowing Trammell Crow to raze a safe, modest apartment complex for a strip mall. Add Merten's no-fuss journalism to his well-sourced reporting on the Trinity River debate and you have all the evidence you need that local blogging doesn't have to be all about opinion, conjecture and frivolity. Instead, it can give you a bigger bite of what's going on in your fair city than the big-dog news outlets.