Alan Walne

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2012

    Ah, So This Was All Mary Suhm's Idea: Patting Backs, Drinking Drinks on Margaret Hunt Hill

    ​The speeches went on and on and on and on ... and on, everyone on the stage thanking everyone else on the stage for having a hand in building this thing we were all standing on: the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. Mayor Mike Rawlings, Friday night's emcee, introduced "our new skyline" and the structu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Mayor Dwaine Caraway's "Calling a New Play"

    Photos by Sam MertenMayor Dwaine Caraway, his wife and council member Dave Neumann this morning at the City Hall Flag Room.​Just minutes before presiding over his first meeting as the city's newly minted mayor, Dwaine Caraway assured a group of around 150 folks gathered for a light breakfast i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2011

    Critical Condition: War Between Dallas News and Parkland Escalates Over "Ouster" Story

    Dr. Lauren McDonald​A few weeks back we took a look at the back-and-forth between The Dallas Morning News and Parkland Memorial Hospital, which, in recent months, has been the subject of numerous investigative pieces detailing patients put at risk and "needlessly harmed," in the words of News Depu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Jerry Allen and the Former Dallas City Council ... All-Stars? Sure. Go With That.

    Bill Blayes, Alan Walne and Donna Halstead -- The Ex-Council Members out of costume!Few days back we peeked at Carolyn Davis and Dwaine Caraway's what-updates as served up on Dallas Delivers, the city's riotous no-holds-barred talk show served up on Time Warner Cable Channel 16. Alas, some of us don ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2008

    Finally, We Step Inside Harlan Crow's "New" Old Parkland Hospital

    Hey, there's John Wiley Price! Wonder if he recalls when the old Parkland building was a black hole. Seemed impolite not to cross Maple Avenue this a.m. for the big Parkland Hospital announcement: $50 million from Annette and Harold Simmons; $25 million from Jan and Trevor Rees-Jones; millions more ... More >>

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    October 4, 2007
  • News

    May 3, 2007

    Fresh Eyes

    Basically, it's Coats versus the Manchurian Candidate

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2006

    Save it for a Rainy Day (As If)

    Since Mayor Laura isn't running for re-election, last we checked, we wondered what exactly she can she do with the $96,146.54 sitting in her campaign war chest. (That's how much she has left, according to her campaign finance report filed today with the city's elections manager, Brooks Love, who I h ... More >>

  • News

    July 7, 2005


    Is there a better symbol for City Hall?

  • News

    June 30, 2005

    Shoe One

    ...was the FBI. Watch out, City Hall. Shoe Two's comin'.

  • News

    April 7, 2005

    With Friends Like These...

    Unlikely allies form a coalition of the willing--for now

  • News

    May 1, 2003

    Saddam and City Bonds

    Is this really the best possible moment for half a billion in bonds?

  • News

    December 5, 2002

    Belo the Belt

    Our mayor joins the Beloans to gang up on the little people

  • News

    September 19, 2002

    Jerk the Jerk

    At long last, Mayor Miller and the city council give Tom Hicks' chain a good hard yank

  • News

    July 4, 2002

    Raise Taxes Now

    Plus: Fast and Dumb, Warped Criticism, Recycling Works

  • News

    June 13, 2002

    Cain't Say No

    Girls and boys of the city council get "in trouble"

  • News

    May 30, 2002

    Helter Shelter

    The city's animal control efforts are running wild, but that's not the critters' fault. It's a people problem. The question now is, will Dallas residents pay to fix it?

  • News

    February 28, 2002

    Laura and the Little People

    The city manager system prepares a million tiny snares to defend against the monster mayor

  • News

    February 7, 2002

    The Envelope, Please

    And the Tom Dunning staff member who has been subpoenaed to the grand jury is...

  • News

    November 29, 2001

    The Thing That Ate Downtown

    Downtowns real estate barons are terrified that Perot-Hicks slick Victory project could wreak havoc on their own tax-funded plans to fix the citys core

  • News

    October 25, 2001

    Puppy Ciao

    To kill or not to kill--that's the $11 million animal shelter question

  • News

    December 7, 2000

    Love's Labor Lost

    The silence is deafening at City Hall over expanding Love Field, but Jim Schutze has some advice for airport neighbors: Buy earplugs.

  • News

    October 26, 2000

    Flood Relief

    A proposal for public potties in Dallas builds steam

  • News

    October 19, 2000

    This Old House

    Historic preservationists sift through the sawdust of the great closet debate

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000
  • News

    August 24, 2000

    Penny Stupid

    Taxes go up, services come down, and the billionaires stay happy

  • News

    June 29, 2000

    The old switcheroo

    What happens when you no longer need the levee taxpayers voted to pay for? Why, you just spend the money on some other big dumb project.

  • News

    June 22, 2000

    Pecked to death

    During a marathon meeting, Dallas City Council guts a proposed ethics code

  • News

    May 18, 2000

    Bill soon due

    Dallas beat the telecoms, but guess who pays the price?

  • News

    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.

  • News

    November 11, 1999

    Ethical dilemma

    It was reformers vs. the business-as-usual crowd on Dallas' ethics task force. Somehow the reformers won. Sort of.

  • News

    May 13, 1999

    Gimme gimme

    City Hall has $22 million in federal funds to fix your neighborhood. Instead, it's spending the money on barrels of pork.

  • News

    March 18, 1999

    No means yes

    City council speaks with forked tongue on tax funding for the Olympic bid

  • News

    October 15, 1998

    Give her what she wants

    Olympics committee finds Dallas boosters' attitudes toward our city council a little scary

  • News

    September 25, 1997
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    September 11, 1997

    Rumors of war

    A fight over rezoning has some northeast Dallas homeowners talking recall