Jerry Buchmeyer

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    The Historical Figures To Be Turned Into Giant Puppets For Calatrava Bridge Bow

    Barefoot Sanders​I seem to recall there was some discussion in October about West Dallasites famous enough to include in that parade of giant puppets scheduled to march across the Margaret Hunt Hill during opening-weekend festivities planned for early March -- ah, yes, there it is. So happens the ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011
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    April 22, 2010

    The Late Judge Jerry Buchmeyer's Son Sends the World's Greatest Press Release

    ​Well, it was more of an e-mail from Jon Paul Buchmeyer -- a sort-of casual, friendly heads-up about his book Alphabet City: My So-Called Sitcom Life. The book tour-slash-traveling party begins, but of course, in Dallas on May 17 with a wingding at the Hotel Palomar. So, then, whatever is the book ... More >>

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    December 22, 2006

    Re: A Teacher Sues DISD

    It did not take long for U.S. District Judge Jerry Buchmeyer to rule on the immediate fate of jailed DISD teacher Miguel Arango, who was indicted last month on charges he touched a 6-year-old girl's vagina in front of his class in October. Less than 24 hours after Arango and DISD attorneys met in hi ... More >>

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    December 21, 2006
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    December 18, 2006
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    December 8, 2006

    A Teacher Sues DISD, Claiming It Manufactured Evidence, Scared Him Into Quitting and Landed Him in Jail. For Starters.

    Whilst browsing through some federal court documents this morning, we stumbled across a case filed on Wednesday: Miguel Arango v. Dallas Independent School District et al. Certainly, any cases involving the DISD intrigue us, even one as seemingly routine as a wrongful termination suit -- the kind fi ... More >>

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    November 28, 2006

    School for Scoundrels

    Yesterday, the New York Daily News reported that George Dubya was rounding up "mega-donors"--"wealthy heiresses, Arab nations and captains of industry"--to pay for $250 million of the $500 million library and think tank the paper claims Bush wants at SMU. Well, this morning the Waco Tribune-Herald, ... More >>

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    August 15, 2006

    The World Accordion to Buchmeyer

    Last year in the paper version of Unfair Park, we ran a piece about the nuttiest dispute--over the control of the local accordion market. No, seriously. Accordion teacher and performer Natasha Geddie accused Texas Accordion Association (and, later, National Accordion Association) founder Norman Seat ... More >>

  • News

    January 13, 2005

    Bubble Brains

    Think a strong mayor is a good idea? See who agrees with you.

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    April 25, 2002

    Sweetheart Deal

    How does Virginia McGuire make a profit in the nonprofit business of creating affordable housing? Simple. She pays her husband.

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    March 28, 2002

    Lost Houses

    By my count, somebody may be shorting Judge Buchmeyer 110 low-income houses in West Dallas

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    April 26, 2001

    Bare Knuckles and Bare Breasts

    Forget talk of a settlement. Bachman Lake homeowners vow to fight their war against bare nipples to the bitter end.

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    March 29, 2001

    Houses Divided

    A fight over public housing pits working-class East Dallas homeowners against their poorer neighbors in a battle tainted by claims of racism

  • Music

    February 8, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    Band-related paper cuts and other ironies.

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    September 14, 2000

    Home Again

    Horace Caraker got what he wanted: jail time

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    June 15, 2000

    Blowing it

    Was it a conspiracy or city bungling that let Baby Dolls keep its license? Guess.

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    March 30, 2000


    Eyes wide shut; Vigilante justice; Long live the queen; And more

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    February 24, 2000

    Hot and bothered

    The city's ordinance governing topless clubs is a joke. But Bachman Lake-area residents are determined to get rid of the clubs by any means necessary.

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    February 10, 2000

    Gimme shelter

    Ethnic Albanians seeking asylum are snared in a battle between the INS and a determined lawyer

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    August 19, 1999

    Reno vs. Belo

    The U.S. attorney general accuses WFAA of violating anti-wiretapping laws in the Peavy case

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    July 1, 1999

    Prison sweet prison

    Horace Caraker doesn't belong in federal prison. But he likes it there, and he'll threaten a president if it means going back.

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    December 3, 1998

    The garden of life

    In East Dallas' Little Asia, a community blooms in fields of litter

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    September 24, 1998

    Dissed robes

    Federal Judge John H. McBryde gets more than a slap on the wrist from his outraged brethren

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    July 16, 1998

    Welcome to the neighborhood

    North Dallas residents find that having a housing project for a neighbor isn't so bad

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    March 19, 1998

    Rambo Justice

    Are bad-boy lawyers Bill Brewer and John Bickel building a bridge to Dallas' minority communities, or trying to sell them one?

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    March 19, 1998
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    January 22, 1998

    Flood money

    The Trinity River Plan's billion-dollar vision of levees, parks, and ponds has Mayor Ron Kirk--and most of Dallas--spellbound. But engineers warn it could lead to a flooding catastrophe and destroy the same poor neighborhoods it's designed to help.

  • News

    November 6, 1997
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    October 16, 1997
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    October 2, 1997

    Temper, temper

    Judge John Henry McBryde ruled his court like a minor despot, angering lawyers and fellow judges. Now they're lined up to depose him, and the Constitution be damned.

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    August 28, 1997

    Lawsuit against Observer thrown out

    Case breaks new ground in protecting press rights

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    July 24, 1997

    Publicity Paul

    U.S. Attorney Paul Coggins loves feeding his name to the papers. But what's he done that's news?

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    July 10, 1997
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    October 24, 1996
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    June 20, 1996
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    June 13, 1996

    Power Houses

    A celebrity home tour of Dallas' rich, famous--and all too often tasteless--movers and fakers

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    April 18, 1996

    Luna landing

    Chris Luna's deceitful public-service career finally hits bottom

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    October 26, 1995
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    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.