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Hurricane Katrina

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2014

    How Dallas' Schools Are Preparing for the Surge of Kids from Central America

    Exactly one year ago, Dallas ISD's Student Intake Center began taking responsibility for every immigrant student coming into the district. The Center focuses on processing the kids who have never attended American schools before, by checking immunization records and other documents, and evaluating t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Meet David Preziosi, Preservation Dallas' New Executive Director

    Katherine Seale officially ended her five-year tenure as executive director of Preservation Dallas early this year, but she didn't stop working. Instead, she's been hanging around as a volunteer until the nonprofit found a new leader. That just happened. The nonprofit announced in a press release t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Dear Morning News: We Hope This Finds You Well. Where Have You Been All These Years?

    ​Dallas Morning News managing editor George Rodrigue has lambasted me in his most recent "Ask the Editor" column for having lambasted the News in a column here two weeks ago. Now I have to lambaste him back. Whole lotta lambastin' goin' on. Anyway, I share with you this open letter I am sendi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Dave Neumann's Positively Glowing Trinity River Corridor Project Update

    The proposed Margaret McDermott Bridge, about which city and TxDOT officials have differing views​As we mentioned below, city and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials have called a 1:30 p.m. press conference to announce that more than likely, the Corps will sooner than later sign off on plans to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Schutze Says: If There's One Film About the Corps of Engineers You See All Week ...

    Wednesday night I scared my wife by shouting during a basketball game, which I rarely do, because I don't watch basketball. I said: "Hey! I know that guy!" She watches basketball. She fulfills the role in our marriage of the normal person. I was walking through the room. I saw Harry Shearer sittin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Over The Weekend: The Flatlanders at Sons of Hermann Hall

    Better than: Seeing the Flatlanders at the Wyly or the Granada, where they've played their last two shows. The ballroom at the Sons of Hermann Hall is their natural element, as dusty and real as the colorful West Texas characters that populate the band's best songs.Will Van Overbeek​The silver-hai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    The Daily Fail: Kanye West

    It seemed like the biggest hindrance to Kanye West -- or "Conway" as Dubya calls him -- earning a wide-ranging pop music acceptance was his ego. Turns out a persecution complex may have trumped the producer/rapper/auto-tune aficionado's legendary ego, though.

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Top 10 Schutze Columns of '09

    ​I know what you're thinking: The year is almost over, and I need more Schutze! More Schutze you say? Me too, which is why I took a look back at his columns from '09 and picked my 10 faves for your reconsideration and, well, appreciation. For those who don't remember the drill from last yea ... More >>

  • News

    December 3, 2009
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    June 4, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Après Le Deluge, a Trinity Tour

    Jim SchutzeThe Margaret Hunt Hill bridge and what remains of the West LeveeI paid a visit today to the Margaret Hunt Hill suspension bridge construction site on the Trinity River because a frequent correspondent had expressed concern about the effects of recent heavy rains. His worry was about the ... More >>

  • News

    March 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    In One Book, Two Local Women Share Tales of Humiliation, Heartbreak and Hardship

    Andrea Buchanan didn't know when she began writing Note to Self two years ago that the book would be released during the country's darkest hour in decades. Not bad timing for a compilation of tales about women transcending tough times. The award-winning writer, producer and director -- best known f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Breach of Faith Redux: Is the Army Corps of Engineers Learning From Past Mistakes?

    On February 11, I wrote a piece for the paper version of Unfair Park in which I said officials in New Orleans shared blame for the levee failures during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Specifically, I wrote, "The locals had pushed and pulled for a century to get the federal government to help them build ... More >>

  • News

    February 12, 2009
  • News

    September 4, 2008

    Toll You So

    The Trinity River Project should be floating right along. Instead it's sinking under the weight of its own folly.

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2008

    Gustav Isn't Screwing Around, and Neither is the City of Dallas

    National Weather Service About an hour ago, city officials gave local media members a tour of the Dallas Convention Center, in which Dallas expects to hold folks fleeing Hurricane Gustav, which is close to reaching Category 5 status as it approaches the Louisiana coastline. Only, the city keeps in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2008

    Classy Reunion

    Now, where'd we put that embalming fluid? If you sense a light blogging day, you’re very perceptive. 1. Not a lot of stimulating sportsiness in the air. 2. I’m chin-deep penning a cover story about you-know-who. So, in a very transparent attempt to be both dismissive and product ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2008

    The Colors of Katrina

    Burkholder shows the blues...and other hues

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2008

    Spike Lee's School Daze at UTA

    Sorry, but why are there "plenty" of tickets left for Spike Lee's lecture Saturday on the University of Texas at Arlington campus? I mean, Martin Sheen's great and all -- really, heart-attack stories from the making of Apocalypse Now are worth the price of admission, and word is Josiah Bartlet's pol ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 3, 2008

    Your Flies Redone

    The Bath House hosts a new Lord

  • Calendar

    November 8, 2007
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    August 23, 2007
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    February 8, 2007

    Bayou Blues

    Katrina hits the big(gest) screen

  • Music

    January 18, 2007

    Can You Badu?

    Dallas' favorite lady joins with Dave Chappelle

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2007

    Schutze Defends Kunkle, and That's No Crime

    On Tuesday, D magazine editor and publisher Wick Allison made invidious comparisons between Los Angeles police chief William Bratton and our own chief, David Kunkle. Based on his belief that L.A. crime rates have been plummeting while ours have not, Allison wrote on FrontBurner: "David Kunkle may b ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    January 4, 2007
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    December 5, 2006
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    November 30, 2006

    A Broken FEMA (Yes, Again)

    As we pointed out in August, the Health and Human Services Commission figures there are about 251,000 Katrina evacuees still living in Texas--66,000 of whom ended up in North Texas. Most are African-American; most are women; most are making very little money. And yesterday, a federal judge ruled tha ... More >>

  • Music

    September 21, 2006

    The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

    What's Going On? (Shout! Factory)

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2006
  • News

    September 7, 2006

    The Rip

    When does an evacuee cease to be a guest and become a pain?

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2006
  • Dining

    August 31, 2006

    Gumbo Rune

    DaZa offers a dash of Creole poetry

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2006
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    May 5, 2006

    Ray Nagin's Dallas Daze

    In the June issue of Vanity Fair is a riveting excerpt from Douglas Brinkley's forthcoming book The Great Deluge, which chronicles in horrific detail how New Orleans drowned in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and just who let it happen. One of the leading suspects is New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2006

    The Giant General

    It was Don Nelson who set the table and prepared the food for your Dallas Mavericks. But it's been Avery Johnson who's taught them how to eat. Johnson, known as the Little General for his short stature and stern disposition, will receive the NBA's Coach of the Year award before Wednesday night's Gam ... More >>

  • News

    March 23, 2006
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    March 16, 2006

    That's News to The News

    Amazing the stuff you find trolling the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Web site when you've got nothing else to do. For instance, take this little item from Belo Corp.'s Form 10-K annual report, filed with the SEC just last week: "On January 5, 2006, Infinity Radio, Inc., a subsidiary o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2006

    You Can Run...

    Remember when Dallas police Chief David Kunkle was unhappy with the influx of Katrina evacuees, insisting they'd roll into Dallas on a crime wave? No? Then a refresher from the September 2, 2005, edition of The Dallas Morning News: "Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle said, 'We're hoping for the best ... More >>

  • News

    December 1, 2005

    Hotel Katrina

    While the feds fumble, hurricane survivors find relief thanks to a Dallas hotel owner and friends

  • Dining

    November 24, 2005

    Deep Easy

    Laissez les bon temps rouler at two new restaurants

  • Music

    November 24, 2005

    Big Not-Easy

    Thought the RIAA was bad when they sued downloaders? You ain't heard nothin'.

  • News

    November 24, 2005

    Dr. Disaster

    When the world is falling to pieces, emergency doctor Paul Pepe makes order from chaos

  • Calendar

    November 3, 2005
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    October 20, 2005
  • News

    September 29, 2005

    Thanks, But No Thanks

    Plus: The Dallas Crown Affair

  • Calendar

    September 22, 2005
  • Music

    September 15, 2005

    Come Marching In

    New Orleans musicians in Texas overcome Katrina the only way they know how

  • News

    September 15, 2005

    Assist, Avery

    Diminutive Mavs coach gives New Orleans evacuees a huge lift

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