James Baker

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2014

    After Banning Fracking, Denton Braces for Backlash from Drillers, a Bush and its Own Lawyer

    Last week, the City of Denton became the first city in the state to pass a city-wide ban on fracking. The ban passed in a landslide, with 59 percent in favor of the ban and 41 percent against, after more than five years of struggle between anti-fracking activists and the energy industry. See also: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    City Says Regulating Boarding Homes Could Cost More Than $1 Million A Year

    For years, Dallas has struggled to regulate the city's boarding houses, the places that many low-income mentally ill, disabled and elderly people call home. As we discussed in a recent cover story, right now, the city knows where about 330 of these homes are, and they're inspected regularly for code ... More >>

  • News

    March 15, 2012

    As Dallas Boarding Homes Struggle, City Hall Sits on its Hands

    Texas lawmakers gave cities the power to regulate homes for the mentally ill -- but so far, Dallas hasn't used it.

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2007

    People Magazine Finds a "Hero Among Us"

    These are some of the people served by Joel Pulis' ministry for the severely mentally ill in Oak Cliff. It's pretty much the last place I expected to find a story about the Well Community, an Oak Cliff church that ministers to the severely mental ill living on little income in the southern sector. B ... More >>

  • News

    March 15, 2001

    A Jolt to the System

    This small electrical device may be the last hope for the chronically depressed

  • Film

    March 1, 2001

    Sweet Seoul Music

    Chunhyang is a complex, beautiful retelling of a simple Korean folk tale

  • News

    February 8, 2001

    The Cable Gal

    Meet the new face of journalism, Ashleigh Banfield

  • News

    May 13, 1999

    The Nerd Behind the Throne

    Karl Rove has masterminded all of Bush's political victories. Now he faces his toughest challenge: convincing you that the presidential front-runner owns his own soul

  • News

    October 8, 1998

    The bull market

    Peter Lowe explains how to succeed in business without really trying: First, find 20,000 suckers Photographs by Mark Graham

  • Calendar

    January 4, 1996
  • News

    December 22, 1994

    The Crow-Qadhafi Connection

    How a mythic Texas family won the gratitude of a dictator