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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
White guys bribing black guys at Dallas City Hall
Depending on this FBI probe, Miller gets either her wings or the boot
The mess at City Hall goes back to ancient times
Our reporter's take on Lipscomb
At long last, Al, have you no sense of decency?
Think a strong mayor is a good idea? See who agrees with you.
Scratched or defective? Heave 'em and get new ones.
Lipscomb takes high ground on cop pay, leaves Laura low
Buzz sheds a tear for 2003
Did the intern blow it? No.
An aging Buzz finds little to celebrate in the year gone by. What did you expect?
Plus: Good to The Bone, Eat Your Heart Out, Do the Perp Walk
Why is ignorance such bliss for so many when it comes to Al Lipscomb?
What the appeals court really said was that Lipscomb had a right to be tried where he was loved
Feudal grudges and an imprisoned holy man in the Dallas mayoral race
Sticks and stones
Police Chief Terrell Bolton threatens a riot, but he's got the wrong folks in mind
Buzz hacks through the past in search of the cool cats and fools of the year that was
For starters, why not help undo the crooked cab laws he helped pass?
What do you get for 50 bucks a meeting? Thomas Korosec sizes up the man and woman most likely to succeed Al Lipscomb.
Too bad Al Lipscomb never learned to do it like Judge Kendall and his wife
Federal court records reveal the connection between city council ethics and dry-humping
Just as rotten; Guilty, guilty, guilty
Image is everything; Death watch; Miracle cure
Laura Miller says she'd "love" to run for mayor
The Lipscomb trial took us where the News don't shine
Al Lipscomb is on trial for bribery. The real charge is "traitor."
Lipscomb takes his story to Anglo Amarillo and hopes it plays better than prosecutors'
1999, the year Bill Rojas brought panic and paranoia to DISD. But was there any other good news? Buzz takes a look back.
A memorial to Dallas' former slaves raises troubling questions over how best to portray the past
Will he die in prison for the sins of the plantation?
Frustrated, fed up, and ready to fight, Laura Miller trades muckraking for a run at City Hall
From Al Lipscomb to Paul Fielding, it was hard to find straight talk in '96
Al Lipscomb assures us that he has no idea what's going on
For city Councilman Al Lipscomb, taking handouts from power brokers has become a way of life. Is there a problem?