Barefoot Sanders

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    County Commissioners Field Community Response to Undocumented Kids Plan

    It's not every Tuesday that you see reporters from three Dallas TV stations live tweeting a Dallas County Commissioners' meeting, but that's just what happened today. Why the hubbub? This meeting was a de facto public hearing on County Judge Clay Jenkins' plan to house up to 2,000 undocumented minor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    Dallas ISD Is One of the Most Segregated School Districts in the Country

    The Supreme Court's landmark school-desegregation decision in Brown v. Board of Education, handed down 60 years ago this week, had little immediate impact on Dallas ISD. Schools remained officially segregated for years and de facto segregated for decades, as district officials slow-walked integratio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    Breaking the Code in a Nefarious Dem/Feminist Plot to Encourage Something Called "Voting"

    I do not love a good conspiracy theory as much as the next guy. I love a good conspiracy theory way more than the next guy. I know my conspiracy theories. Conspiracy Theories R Me. For me, the most fun ones, because of the puzzle-solving element, are the riddles wrapped in mysteries inside enigmas, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    What Summer Vacation?

    School's out for summer, but the Dallas Independent School District's board of trustees has one hellacious evening ahead of it, beginning with a 5 p.m. public hearing at 3700 Ross Avenue concerning the proposed 2009-'10 school year budget. After that's done, it's down to big business, some of which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    In Gutting Learning Centers, the Dallas ISD Clearly Has Learned Nothing in 39 Years

    Sam Tasby, who sued the DISD in 1970, when his son Phillip was denied admission to two all-white schools near the Tasby residenceWell, we have now officially turned our back on school desegregation. I'm sure some of you will be thrilled. Personally, I'm sitting here at my computer in the back corne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    Carla Ranger Wonders If the DISD Board of Trustees Is About to "Commit Fraud"

    Late into last night, there erupted at the bottom of Schutze's Tuesday post -- concerning the Dallas Independent School District board's threat to needlessly gut the magnets and learning centers -- a discussion about "commitments and covenants." Those are what the district adopted in '03 to get out ... More >>

  • News

    July 31, 2008

    The Caretaker

    One mother's crusade to better the life of her mentally retarded son and the system that failed him

  • News

    September 16, 2004

    Crash of Symbols

    Plus:White Knights; Be Alarmed

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    January 1, 2004

    Sob Story

    Buzz sheds a tear for 2003

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    May 15, 2003

    Segregation Forever

    How Dallas got what it wanted

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    May 24, 2001

    Separate and Unequal

    In a school district that still sees the city in terms of black and white, Hispanics say their children are robbed of a fair share

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    January 11, 2001

    Legal Learning Differences

    Somebody on the Dallas City Council skipped school the day they taught the U.S. Constitution

  • News

    October 5, 2000

    Little Schools That Could

    Call off the air strike on DISD headquarters--there's some good stuff going on in the district

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    September 21, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    Man with the Plan DISD's New Math

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    June 22, 2000

    One honest man

    How come the Dallas schools can't find him?

  • 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

    September 23, 1999


    How can we miss you...; And take Julio with you; Penny pinchers; Bad timing; Turnabout is fair play

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    September 9, 1999

    Trashy behavior

    Dallas gets blamed for doing too little to stop an illegal dump from choking a neighborhood

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    August 13, 1998

    Target practice

    The feds got a conviction against a DISD contractor, but they may have been gunning for Matthew Harden

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    April 2, 1998

    Getting justice

    False arrest fuels woman's zeal to undo judge

  • News

    April 17, 1997

    "It's our turn to be heard"

    With Hispanics the majority among Dallas schoolchildren and a Latino superintendent in their corner, Jesse Diaz and other activists say

  • News

    June 27, 1996

    No man is an island

    A Dallas businessman's ties to a fictional nation carry no weight in federal court

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    June 20, 1996
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    May 2, 1996

    Scam Without A Country

    For con men the world over, there is no place like the Dominion of Melchizedek because it is no place

  • News

    April 4, 1996


    Paul "Mouse" Millender is in hiding after being stabbed 24 times. He says his old skinhead running buddies did it. But he swears he's not a rat.

  • News

    March 14, 1996

    The Truth About Townview (Part I)

    How John Wiley Price and Chad Woolery have made students pawns in Dallas' racial politics

  • News

    January 11, 1996
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    November 9, 1995
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    September 14, 1995

    Attack of the Killer Gadflies (Part II)

    You don't take Rick Finlan and Don Venable seriously? That could be a mistake you live to regret.

  • News

    September 14, 1995

    Attack of the Killer Gadflies (Part I)

    You don't take Rick Finlan and Don Venable seriously? That could be a mistake you live to regret.

  • News

    August 24, 1995

    Who's afraid of Robert rose?

    At the Dallas County Courthouse, everybody. David Pasztor explains why

  • News

    November 24, 1994

    Crime Pays

    How the Feds let S&L swindler Clifford Sinclair get away with millions