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  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    More On Saturday's "Love Your Parks" Summit, Which Clearly Has Inspired Mike Rawlings

    Sam MertenMike Rawlings, Park Board prez and poet​And speaking of the city of Dallas's parks ...No doubt you've forgotten all about the August 19 save the date sent by the city -- an invite to this weekend's first-ever Dallas Parks Stakeholders' Summit at the Music Hall at Fair Park. Hence, the ju ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008
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    October 16, 2008

    DISD Parents Unite and Take Back Your Schools From the Money Guys.

    Despite the $84 million shortfall and the axing of 550 teachers, it's business as usual at DISD headquarters

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    October 6, 2008

    How to Get Big Business Interested in DISD: Threaten Its Bond Money.

    Jack Lowe, DISD school board president For eight months, while the Dallas Independent School District was fiddling its way into financial conflagration, we heard radio silence from the business community. But now the Dallas Citizens Council and chambers of commerce are suddenly flapping around like ... More >>

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    March 5, 2007

    No Matter How Many Would-Be Mayors Are in the Soup, the Recipe's Always the Same

    If nothing else, Tom Leppert's a front-runner in the mayoral mailings, of which we've received more than a few. Sunday saw a major effort by Gromer Jeffers in The Dallas Morning News to slice and dice the very confusing mayoral race in Dallas. Of course, Jeffers neglected to raise the question -- ma ... More >>

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    June 13, 2002

    Cain't Say No

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

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    March 11, 1999

    Big Brother does Dallas

    Jim Schutze unmasks the Orwellian Dallas Plan Inc.

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    January 28, 1999

    Hardhat utopia

    Sixties social theory meets the building trade at Dallas contractor TDIndustries -- and it works

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    November 5, 1998

    Peep-hole power

    It's a scary world out there, but someone's gotta keep it under control. Jim Schutze uncovers the secret agony of the Dallas Citizens Council.

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    March 12, 1998

    City Hall's Slam-Dunk Gang

    Quick--someone take a pulse. The Dallas City Council hasn't peeped in months. And John Ware and Ron Kirk are looking awfully well-fed.

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    November 20, 1997

    One Fine Mess

    Elected by no one, John Scovell and a clique of Dallas business leaders brought you DISD's most infamous cast of characters: Yvonne Gonzalez, Dan Peavy, Bill Keever, and Sandy Kress. Thanks a lot.

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    May 1, 1997

    What price victory?

    A youngster encounters tricky racial politics by challenging Kathlyn Gilliam

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    February 13, 1997

    'I'm not that stupid'

    City council hopeful Brenda Reyes shows amazing inventiveness in meeting residency laws

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    January 23, 1997

    'It's all a matter of power.'

    When Sandy Kress was school board president, he and Dan Peavy held private discussions on how to limit the influence of black school board members. Their conversations were captured on the Peavy Tapes, which Kress has fought hard to keep secret. Now, U.S.

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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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    February 8, 1996

    I thought it would be fun to run a magazine

    Ray Washburne's Texas Business is a case study in how not to run a business

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    April 6, 1995

    Who ya gonna call?

    City Hall's top brass use taxpayer-provided mobile phones to call sweethearts, power brokers, and Pizza Hut.

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    January 5, 1995

    The Arena Papers

    Inside the secret City Hall files: A tale of dupes and deception

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    December 1, 1994

    Who's the boss?

    Council needs to take charge in arena debate