Rudy Bush and Tod Robberson, writers on The Dallas Morning News editorial board, think it's a great thing that police are barricading a car wash on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to force the owner out of business. Yesterday to buttress their case against the owner and rebut my own defense of him, ... More >>
Dallas' only historically black college was on the brink of collapse. Now the students are protesters, the football field is a farm and the president is the star.
Photo by Sam MertenAl Lipscomb at the federal courthouse during the trial of Don Hill in '09'Round this time last year Al Lipscomb was hospitalized at Methodist following a fall that resulted in a broken leg; Gromer Jeffers wrote that the former council member wasn't "doing so well these days." W ... More >>
Sam MertenAccording to juror Nedra Frazier, the arguments against conspiracy surrounded Rickey Robertson, seen here leaving the courthouse with his wife and baby daughter after the jury found him guilty on two counts.A few hours after she and 11 other jurors found Don Hill and his four co-defendants ... More >>
This is most decidedly not the Laura Miller who showed up to Dallas federal court this morning.Today's proceedings at the City Hall federal corruption trial opened with a determined attempt by the Dallas city attorney, once again, to bar witnesses from talking about anything that may have happene ... More >>
Once again, this more or less provides the perfect description of the testimony now being heard in the federal City Hall corruption trial.O.K., I want to give you an example of the very good lawyering being done by the defense in the City Hall corruption trial going on right now at the Earle Cab ... More >>
Sam MertenD'Angelo Lee crosses Commerce Street in front of the Earle Cabell Federal Building Thursday afternoon.The second full day of testimony from affordable housing developer Brian Potashnik strengthened the prosecution's case against former city plan commissioner D'Angelo Lee in the City Hall c ... More >>
A Trinity River vote, the return of the Citizens Council, a corruption case at City Hall. Buzz is confused. Was this 2007 or 1997?
How did that happen?
We have a few questions about Tom Leppert's inaugural speech, delivered yesterday at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center and reprinted in its entirety after the jump (courtesy the city's Web site). But chief among them is this: Why did Leppert say, "A well-known philosopher once said, 'What is a ... More >>
Don Hill, we love your style -- goin' all aginner eight days before the election. Love it. Fabulous. Keep it up. You're now officially Jim Schutze's kind of guy. A mere afterthought in the mayor’s race just a few weeks ago, the Trinity River Project -- specifically, the fate of the Trinity Parkway ... More >>
Don Hill's late decision to run for mayor could benefit other candidates
The new Green Laura Miller has the old greenies around town kind of scratching their heads. Our mayor, who's taking the kids on a field trip to Waco tonight, is becoming a national Joan of Arc for her fight against coal-fired power plants in Texas. And the greenies are happy about that. "I'll take h ... More >>
Even Buzz finds something to smile about in 2006
Leo Barron Hicks is the administrator of the embattled South Dallas/Fair Park Trust Fund that's getting its much-needed overhaul approved by the city council tomorrow. Seven months after Assistant City Manager Ryan Evans suggested substantive changes were on the way for the beleaguered 19-year-old S ... More >>
Hanging with a bad crowd
A fund aimed at boosting South Dallas is hammered by deadbeat borrowers and city hall neglect.
Think a strong mayor is a good idea? See who agrees with you.
For Dallas, for the city council, for now, this was good
Decherd and the boys get downtown. Miller gets the crown.
Laura Miller's husband orders a shift for City Hall
Scratched or defective? Heave 'em and get new ones.
Our bill finally comes in for the Kirk/Ware era
Bolton's dirty laundry--if he had any--stays in the hamper
City manager fires chief, finds self in hell
Welcome to America's crime capital
At long last, Mayor Miller and the city council give Tom Hicks' chain a good hard yank
Maybe charter reform could at least get someone up off the floor at Dallas City Hall
Dallas considers strengthening the smoking ordinance...again
That's all the city council cares about in the big debate over downtown development
Is Dallas ready for a shift in power?
The city manager system prepares a million tiny snares to defend against the monster mayor
Hey, Mr. Zillionaire Developer, got a big public project you want to sell? Black Dallas has the votes you need--dirt cheap.
This just in: Starbucks' global march reaches the Cliff
The silence is deafening at City Hall over expanding Love Field, but Jim Schutze has some advice for airport neighbors: Buy earplugs.
The City of Dallas pays consultants millions to write reports. Does anyone read them?