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 >>
Happy New Year to Annette and Harold SimmonsRadioactive-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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Lipscomb takes high ground on cop pay, leaves Laura low
An aging Buzz finds little to celebrate in the year gone by. What did you expect?
Why is ignorance such bliss for so many when it comes to Al Lipscomb?
What the appeals court really said was that Lipscomb had a right to be tried where he was loved
Lipscomb appeal finds a receptive audience in New Orleans
Bolton's chief accuser has stuck to his story for more than a year
Judge Kendall's wife sends the black helicopters after Southlake's "Citizen of the Year"
Taking sides; This blows; Hard time
For starters, why not help undo the crooked cab laws he helped pass?
Judging Joe Kendall; Elian's kidnapping; Clearing the air; Chaos on Lower Greenville
Too bad Al Lipscomb never learned to do it like Judge Kendall and his wife
From the week of February 10
The Lipscomb trial took us where the News don't shine
Lipscomb takes his story to Anglo Amarillo and hopes it plays better than prosecutors'
1999, the year Bill Rojas brought panic and paranoia to DISD. But was there any other good news? Buzz takes a look back.
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
U.S. Attorney Paul Coggins loves feeding his name to the papers. But what's he done that's news?
The search for a new federal judge reaches the lowest common denominator
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.
Kathy and Richard Kingsmore seemed like such nice church folk. But the Feds say their greed trumped their gospel.
Their boss invested the retirement fund in real estate, and employees wound up with dirt
You don't take Rick Finlan and Don Venable seriously? That could be a mistake you live to regret.
Introducing: the Morning News' 'Met'
City Hall finds $35 million--and toys with turning Reunion into a reflecting pool
Unlike Big D, Houston thrives on open government
Closed council sessions scorn open-meetings law
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