Joe Kendall

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    May 31, 2012

    Frisco's Only Black Coach Says He Was Fired For Complaining of Racial Hostility

    Frisco High School's only black coach says he was fired earlier this year for complaining of racial discrimination. Former Frisco world history teacher and basketball coach Alvin Jackson claims in a May 22 lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court that school and district administrators began retaliatin ... More >>

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    January 3, 2012

    Titanium Metals Shareholder Sues Harold Simmons Over His "Rampant Abuse of Power"

    Happy New Year to Annette and Harold Simmons​Radioactive-waste-burying, Rick Perry-money-giving, Swift-Boating Harold Simmons begins his new year with a federal lawsuit brought by a shareholder in LBJ Freeway-HQ'd Titanium Metals Corporation, where Simmons serves as chairman of the board -- the sa ... More >>

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    July 19, 2011

    As Federal Grand Jury Begins Calling Witnesses in JWP Case, the Past Collides With the Present

    ​I have been looking back at the federal corruption conviction that forced the late Al Lipscomb off the Dallas City Council in 2000. That conviction was set aside two years later by a conservative panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. We have lessons, people. Lessons. ... More >>

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    May 21, 2009

    Catherine Crier Takes a Dallas "John Doe" to Court Over ... Her Wikipedia Page

    Former Dallas County judge and prosecutor Catherine Crier left her hometown long, long ago -- exactly 20 years ago, matter of fact, when she swapped the bench for the bright lights of CNN, then ABC, then Fox News Channel, then Court TV and a series of books. Says her bio on Crier Communications Inc. ... More >>

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    January 2, 2007

    Darwin's ACS in a Sling. Or Not.

    It's a new year, but the same ol' news stories still keep cropping up -- and this one isn't going away any time soon. For months, we've written here about the backdated stock-option scandal at Dallas-based Affiliated Computer Services, most recently about the firings -- pardon, the resignations -- o ... More >>

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    August 16, 2006
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    May 23, 2006

    Re: Cotton Comes to Unfair Park

    Lorlee Bartos, well-regarded local political consultant (she managed Harriet Miers' sole political campaign, for a Dallas city council seat), sends this response to this morning's post about Pat Cotton's comments regarding Darrell Jordan's mayoral bid. Bartos and Cotton worked with Jordan when he ra ... More >>

  • News

    March 18, 2004

    Cops and Monsters

    Lipscomb takes high ground on cop pay, leaves Laura low

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    January 2, 2003

    2002 Revealed

    An aging Buzz finds little to celebrate in the year gone by. What did you expect?

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    August 1, 2002

    Inquiring Minds

    Why is ignorance such bliss for so many when it comes to Al Lipscomb?

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    July 25, 2002

    Jury of His Dears

    What the appeals court really said was that Lipscomb had a right to be tried where he was loved

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    June 7, 2001

    Al Strikes Back

    Lipscomb appeal finds a receptive audience in New Orleans

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    March 22, 2001

    Twice Told Tale

    Bolton's chief accuser has stuck to his story for more than a year

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    May 11, 2000

    Paranoia will destroya

    Judge Kendall's wife sends the black helicopters after Southlake's "Citizen of the Year"

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    May 4, 2000


    Taking sides; This blows; Hard time

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    May 4, 2000

    Al's atonement

    For starters, why not help undo the crooked cab laws he helped pass?

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    April 20, 2000


    Judging Joe Kendall; Elian's kidnapping; Clearing the air; Chaos on Lower Greenville

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    April 13, 2000

    The art of the touch

    Too bad Al Lipscomb never learned to do it like Judge Kendall and his wife

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    February 10, 2000


    From the week of February 10

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    February 3, 2000

    To the rotten core

    The Lipscomb trial took us where the News don't shine

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    January 13, 2000

    Black out

    Lipscomb takes his story to Anglo Amarillo and hopes it plays better than prosecutors'

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    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.

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    October 16, 1997

    Damage control

    A deadly accident in a pit at Texas Instruments sent lawyers and flacks scurrying, but the company's response may put it deeper in the hole

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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 17, 1997

    Jurist imprudence

    The search for a new federal judge reaches the lowest common denominator

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    May 15, 1997
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    January 23, 1997

    'It's all a matter of power.'

    When Sandy Kress was school board president, he and Dan Peavy held private discussions on how to limit the influence of black school board members. Their conversations were captured on the Peavy Tapes, which Kress has fought hard to keep secret. Now, U.S.

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    November 7, 1996

    God and mammon

    Kathy and Richard Kingsmore seemed like such nice church folk. But the Feds say their greed trumped their gospel.

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    August 8, 1996

    Own a piece of the sod

    Their boss invested the retirement fund in real estate, and employees wound up with dirt

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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.

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    August 31, 1995

    Strange bedfellows

    Introducing: the Morning News' 'Met'

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    August 17, 1995

    Arena games

    City Hall finds $35 million--and toys with turning Reunion into a reflecting pool

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    June 22, 1995

    Wide open town

    Unlike Big D, Houston thrives on open government

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    June 15, 1995
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    June 15, 1995

    None of your business?

    Closed council sessions scorn open-meetings law

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    May 25, 1995

    Archer County Justice

    When a sheriff had sex with a criminal suspect, he called it an indiscretion. She called it rape. and a dallas federal judge called it a $2 million outrage