John Loza

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    August 17, 2011

    Marvin Crenshaw, Dwaine Caraway and Sandra Crenshaw on the Fate of Dallas's Black Districts

    Anna's gotten to know the city awfully well in a very short amount of time -- that's what sitting through every single redistricting meeting will do to and for you. And she was there for four hours last night, even though she's got a cover story due, like, now. And she'll be there all d ... More >>

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    July 29, 2011

    Crenshaw Manages to Bedevil Redistricting Commission Without Even Showing Up

    Sounds like it's time for another episode of Community Affairs with Schutze and Sandra​We told you it was getting weird in there: At last night's meeting of the city's Redistricting Commission, the most important person in the room wasn't even in the room. That would be Sandra Crenshaw, cactus jui ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    This Whole Commission's Out of Order: City of Dallas's Redistricting Fun Really Begins

    Wonder if Ruth Morgan's having fun right about now​OK, no one has actually studied the effects of redistricting on the human body, but after last night it seems safe to say that the longer a redistricting process goes on, the grouchier everybody gets. At the county level, we have Maurine Dickey's ... More >>

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    July 13, 2011

    Redistricting Commission Nixes Halstead's Map But Praises the Work of One Sam Merten

    Photo by Anna MerlanAt right, a former Unfair Park-er makes the case for his map to the Redistricting Commission last night.​At last, an interesting Redistricting Commission meeting. And a vaguely star-studded one too. Among those in attendance at last night's meeting: council members Dwaine Caraw ... More >>

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    June 8, 2011

    When City Unveils Its New Districts, It's Hoping to Avoid Mess Facing State and Dallas County

    Ruth Morgan​In case you hadn't heard, the state and county redistricting processes have already gotten a tad ... heated, let's say, what with all the threats of lawsuits and the temper tantrums. The city of Dallas's Redistricting Commission is trying to avoid the same fate on the local level: Its ... More >>

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    February 11, 2011

    Sandy Greyson "Seriously Considering" Running For Her Old Far North Dallas Council Seat

    Photo by Sam MertenSandy Greyson (far left) and Angela Hunt debate Tom Leppert and Veletta Forsythe Lill at Rosemont Primary School in September 2007.​In yesterday's item about the District 14 candidates, we mentioned how strange it is that three-term incumbent Angela Hunt has drawn four oppo ... More >>

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    February 8, 2011

    Can't Believe You're Not on This List of People Who've Received Keys to the City of Dallas

    ​You have asked, and Frank Librio, the public information officer at Dallas City Hall, has answered by providing a recent sampling of the famous, infamous and who's-that?'s who have received keys to the city of Dallas. At last, a list I can get behind. Because, as I've been reminded more than once ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009

    DFW Airport Board Member Ousted Because of Opposition to Trinity River Toll Road

    Brian HarkinMayor Pro Tem Dr. Elba Garcia admits she helped remove John Loza from the DFW Airport board based on his position on the Trinity River toll road referendum.When the Dallas City Council last week replaced former council member John Loza on the DFW Airport board with Brenda Reyes, we were ... More >>

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    July 1, 2008

    Sam Coats Adds Name to List of Folks Gunning For Jim Foster's Job

    Mark Graham Sam Coats In Friday’s recap of Angela Hunt’s fund-raiser, we mentioned how it felt a little bit like a reunion of the anti-Trinity River toll road gang. Sam Coats, a key part of the TrinityVote team, wasn’t able to make it, but he doesn’t want people thinking he’s disappeared ... More >>

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    June 27, 2008

    Talking Political Futures With Guests at Angela Hunt's Fund-Raiser Last Night

    Esther Weisbrod, with the inspiration for her paper on "The War Over the Trinity." Almost a year ago to the day, Angela Hunt dropped off 90,000 signatures at City Hall, triggering the Trinity River toll road referendum. And it felt like old times last night as former council members Sandy Greyson an ... More >>

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    June 29, 2007

    So, Looks Like We're About to Get to Vote on that Trinity Thing Again...

    Our man Jim Schutze has just emerged from the Flag Room at Dallas City Hall, where council member Angela Hunt and her TrinityVote peeps just sprung the news: They have the signatures. Sez Jim from the bowels of the City Secretary's Office: They were required to gather 48,000 John Hancocks. They brou ... More >>

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    June 1, 2007

    Jim's Been Violated! Hot Damn, It Must Be Close to Election Time.

    Just got back from a Tom Leppert press conference calling on Ed Oakley to clean up his act. No shit, Ed! The Ed Oakley for Mayor campaign has turned into the runaway Steam Engine of Sleaze in the last few days. His grimy team are stoking sleaze into the firebox just as fast as they can shovel, with ... More >>

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    September 30, 2004

    Up With Fascism!

    Maybe it's the only way to save downtown

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    June 24, 2004

    Up the Crick

    To Deep Ellum's problems, add this: an underground raging river of poop

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    May 13, 2004

    Ted's Last Adventure?

    How long will Benavides hold on?

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    April 22, 2004

    Out of the Frying Pan

    Monica Greene tries her hand at vote-getting

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    February 5, 2004
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    January 29, 2004


    Old and full of potholes, a sad city remembers its mayor-bride

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    August 14, 2003

    Cruising for a Bruising

    The truth about Deep Ellum crime

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    October 31, 2002

    Mr. No Apology

    Bill Hill's office helped jail dozens of innocent people, and he's a shoo-in for re-election. Huh?

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    October 17, 2002

    Hello? Anybody There?

    Heads should be rolling over the Dallas police drug scandal, but no one seems to care that much

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    February 28, 2002

    Laura and the Little People

    The city manager system prepares a million tiny snares to defend against the monster mayor

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    September 20, 2001

    The Star Chamber

    Why is unsuccessful politico Brenda Reyes deciding who gets minority contracts? Because Adelfa Callejo says so.

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    May 3, 2001

    Get Used to It

    Councilman John Loza plans to fight for a city ordinance banning discrimination against gays

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    March 15, 2001

    Lee's Library

    A senior citizen takes on City Hall the old-fashioned way-- she charms it

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    December 7, 2000

    Love's Labor Lost

    The silence is deafening at City Hall over expanding Love Field, but Jim Schutze has some advice for airport neighbors: Buy earplugs.

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    September 21, 2000
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    September 21, 2000

    Budget Blues

    This year's round of Town Hall budget meetings shows we get the government we deserve

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    January 6, 2000


    Self-flagellation; Would you like fries with that?

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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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    November 11, 1999

    Ethical dilemma

    It was reformers vs. the business-as-usual crowd on Dallas' ethics task force. Somehow the reformers won. Sort of.

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    September 2, 1999


    Even in these boom times, Dallas is broke, thanks to a city council that has been giving away the store

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    August 19, 1999

    PID bull

    Deep Ellum's Barry Annino pushes a plan for a special taxing district

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    April 29, 1999
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    April 15, 1999
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    April 15, 1999
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    April 8, 1999

    Whipping boy

    John Loza learns that making friends is easy for a city council member. Keeping them is harder.

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    April 8, 1999
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    April 8, 1999

    It's the money

    And it's nowhere near enough to attract a slate of decent city council candidates in southern Dallas

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    February 25, 1999
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    November 5, 1998

    Peep-hole power

    It's a scary world out there, but someone's gotta keep it under control. Jim Schutze uncovers the secret agony of the Dallas Citizens Council.

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    October 1, 1998

    Trust no one

    The City Plan Commission won't let Hillwood Development or city staff play them for saps

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    August 20, 1998

    Kingdom of uncool

    Homeowners near Lower Greenville find new Palace music club an intolerably noisy neighbor

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    July 9, 1998

    Hispanic enough

    Dallas' new city manager steps from Mr. Inside to role model

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    June 11, 1998


    Judge Brenda Prewitt resigns as controversy rattles the Dallas Municipal Court

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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.

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    December 4, 1997

    Get real

    Arena shills say only tourists will get soaked by a new tax on rental cars. They're lying.

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    May 1, 1997

    The vote's in the bag

    Labor hall offers the homeless cash and sandwiches to be good citizens

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    April 17, 1997

    Signs of trouble

    Police calls, pepper spray, and a bad debt spice up the Brenda Reyes campaign

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    April 18, 1996

    Luna landing

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

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