Al Lipscomb

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    July 22, 2013

    Charges Against DISD's Mike Miles: More Bullying Bullshit?

    Which event are we talking about here? Individual Dallas school board members -- job-defenders who are sworn enemies of the ongoing school reform program -- violate normal process to release an internal school district report highly critical of Dallas Superintendent Mike Miles. Before folks have tim ... More >>

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    July 29, 2011

    John Wiley Price Investigation: Sure, We're Speculating Here, But It's Informed Speculation

    ​Look, I hate it when people tell me stuff and then won't tell me how they know it. I generally apply about a 50 percent discount to information like that. So I'm about to do the same thing to you: tell you a bunch of stuff I have been learning about the ongoing FBI public corruption investiga ... More >>

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    July 19, 2011

    As Federal Grand Jury Begins Calling Witnesses in JWP Case, the Past Collides With the Present

    ​I have been looking back at the federal corruption conviction that forced the late Al Lipscomb off the Dallas City Council in 2000. That conviction was set aside two years later by a conservative panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. We have lessons, people. Lessons. ... More >>

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    June 24, 2011

    We Went to Visit Al Lipscomb at Hall of State and Ran Into The Man Who's Mayor Till Monday

    Photos by Leslie MinoraVisitors pay their respects to local civil rights activist, Al Lipscomb.​Being fairly new to town, I'm learning my Dallas history little by little. Yesterday was a good step: On the way home I stopped by the Hall of State at Fair Park, where Al Lipscomb is resting comfortabl ... More >>

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    June 20, 2011

    Al Lipscomb, Who Will Be Buried Saturday, Was Good Enough When It Really Counted

    ​There is no question that Al Lipscomb was ethically challenged. When Wilonsky called me Saturday to tell me Lipscomb had died, I remembered a story the Reverend Peter Johnson told me years ago. Johnson, who had campaigned across the Old South with Martin Luther King Jr., came to Dallas after ... More >>

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    June 18, 2011

    Al Lipscomb Is Dead

    Photo by Sam MertenAl Lipscomb at the federal courthouse during the trial of Don Hill in '09​'Round this time last year Al Lipscomb was hospitalized at Methodist following a fall that resulted in a broken leg; Gromer Jeffers wrote that the former council member wasn't "doing so well these days." W ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009
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    August 7, 2009

    Far As Al Lipscomb's Concerned, Jury Oughta "Dump" Case Against Don Hill and Others, Feds Should Apologize to Fantroy's Wife

    Sam MertenAl Lipscomb, who was told during a trial break by Laura Miller that he was looking "dapper as always," stands outside the Earle Cabell Federal Building yesterday afternoon.Once again, we found former council member Al Lipscomb in the courtroom at the City Hall corruption trial yesterday, ... More >>

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    February 18, 2009

    When Al Lipscomb's the Voice of Reason About the Convention Center Hotel, We're All Screwed

    Sam MertenLeppert was too focused on the hotel votes to enjoy today's performance by the Dallas Black Dance Theatre.In separate 10-2 votes, the Dallas City Council approved developer and operator agreements with Matthews Southwest and Omni Hotels for the convention center hotel, leaving the $525 mil ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009
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    October 4, 2007

    City Hall's Same Sick Story

    White guys bribing black guys at Dallas City Hall

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    December 1, 2005

    Angel Mayor

    Depending on this FBI probe, Miller gets either her wings or the boot

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    September 15, 2005


    The mess at City Hall goes back to ancient times

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    August 18, 2005

    Al Redux

    Our reporter's take on Lipscomb

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    March 10, 2005

    No Shame

    At long last, Al, have you no sense of decency?

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    January 13, 2005

    Bubble Brains

    Think a strong mayor is a good idea? See who agrees with you.

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    April 1, 2004

    Disposable Cops

    Scratched or defective? Heave 'em and get new ones.

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    March 18, 2004

    Cops and Monsters

    Lipscomb takes high ground on cop pay, leaves Laura low

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    January 1, 2004

    Sob Story

    Buzz sheds a tear for 2003

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    August 7, 2003

    Famous Last Words

    Did the intern blow it? No.

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    January 2, 2003

    2002 Revealed

    An aging Buzz finds little to celebrate in the year gone by. What did you expect?

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    August 22, 2002

    Cat Scratch Fever

    Plus: Good to The Bone, Eat Your Heart Out, Do the Perp Walk

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    August 1, 2002

    Inquiring Minds

    Why is ignorance such bliss for so many when it comes to Al Lipscomb?

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    July 25, 2002

    Jury of His Dears

    What the appeals court really said was that Lipscomb had a right to be tried where he was loved

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    December 13, 2001

    Real Politics

    Feudal grudges and an imprisoned holy man in the Dallas mayoral race

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    March 29, 2001


    Sticks and stones

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    March 15, 2001

    White Rampage

    Police Chief Terrell Bolton threatens a riot, but he's got the wrong folks in mind

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    December 28, 2000


    Buzz hacks through the past in search of the cool cats and fools of the year that was

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    May 4, 2000

    Al's atonement

    For starters, why not help undo the crooked cab laws he helped pass?

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    April 27, 2000

    Damaged goods

    What do you get for 50 bucks a meeting? Thomas Korosec sizes up the man and woman most likely to succeed Al Lipscomb.

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    April 13, 2000

    The art of the touch

    Too bad Al Lipscomb never learned to do it like Judge Kendall and his wife

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    March 2, 2000

    Sex, drugs, and city council

    Federal court records reveal the connection between city council ethics and dry-humping

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    February 17, 2000


    Just as rotten; Guilty, guilty, guilty

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    February 10, 2000


    Image is everything; Death watch; Miracle cure

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    February 10, 2000

    The girl can't help it

    Laura Miller says she'd "love" to run for mayor

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    February 3, 2000

    To the rotten core

    The Lipscomb trial took us where the News don't shine

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    January 20, 2000

    The plantation burns

    Al Lipscomb is on trial for bribery. The real charge is "traitor."

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    January 13, 2000

    Black out

    Lipscomb takes his story to Anglo Amarillo and hopes it plays better than prosecutors'

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    December 30, 1999

    A clockwork Buzz

    1999, the year Bill Rojas brought panic and paranoia to DISD. But was there any other good news? Buzz takes a look back.

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    March 18, 1999
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    March 11, 1999
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    February 25, 1999

    Old times not forgotten

    A memorial to Dallas' former slaves raises troubling questions over how best to portray the past

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    April 30, 1998
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    April 16, 1998
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    April 16, 1998

    Saint Al

    Will he die in prison for the sins of the plantation?

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    December 18, 1997

    Mr. Mayor, Meet Your Nightmare

    Frustrated, fed up, and ready to fight, Laura Miller trades muckraking for a run at City Hall

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    January 16, 1997

    Year of the weasel

    From Al Lipscomb to Paul Fielding, it was hard to find straight talk in '96

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    October 10, 1996
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    August 22, 1996

    Blind-sided, again

    Al Lipscomb assures us that he has no idea what's going on

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    May 30, 1996


    For city Councilman Al Lipscomb, taking handouts from power brokers has become a way of life. Is there a problem?

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