John Loza

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2011

    "Please, Respect": Council Seems to Settle on Combo Platter During Redistricting Meeting

    Photo by Anna MerlanRoy Williams, whose lawsuit helped lead to 14-1, addresses the council during Saturday's redistricting meeting.​As the redistricting process goes on (and on and on), you might expect the public to become less involved, especially when a meeting takes place late on a college-foo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Gosh, We're Just Too Trusting, or: The Dallas Morning News's Embarrassing Confession

    ​Oh, well, who the hell knows? Who will ever know why The Dallas Morning News turned into an Iron Curtain-style propagandist Pravda sheet in 2007 when it was so eager to see Angela Hunt's Trinity River referendum defeated? Now they say they were seduced: "This newspaper -- and likely plenty o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Minority Council Members Blast Mayor For Not Supporting Love Field Contract Extensions

    Photos by Sam Merten"Enough is truly enough," said Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway at today's press conference before explaining why he and Mayor Tom Leppert are on opposite sides.​The Dallas City Council's seven minority council members launched a counterattack this afternoon against Mayor Tom L ... More >>

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    October 20, 2009

    Before She's Required to Disclose Her Lobbying Efforts, We Take a Look-See at What Carol Reed's Banked From Mayor Leppert

    Mark GrahamSure, Woodlief's Allyn Media has brought in about seven times the amount Reed has from Tom Leppert-related campaigns, but Reed remains the queen of consulting.As the city council continues to discuss ethics reform in the aftermath of 23 guilty verdicts in the Dallas City Hall corruption t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    Rasansky Says Supporting Leppert Was His Biggest Regret, Explains Support of Trinity River Toll Road And Much, Much More

    Sam MertenAfter serving eight years as a city plan commissioner and another eight as a council member representing some of North Dallas's more upscale neighborhoods, 72-year-old Mitchell Rasansky is no longer roaming City Hall when he's most needed. Replaced last month by Ann Margolin because of ter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    Hunt Uses Low Voting Success to Rally Supporters at Post-Inauguration Lunch

    Sam MertenAfter this morning's city council inauguration, Angela Hunt celebrated her third term with a lunch at the Stoneleigh Hotel, where approximately 100 invited guests watched her open a copy of today's Dallas Morning News. She read from Dave Levinthal's article about the council members' voti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2009

    Mo Money Mo Problems: Leppert's Got Some "Good News" for the Council About Trinity

    Sam Merten In February, Mayor Tom Leppert and Kevin Craig of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- and tomorrow, they're holding a repeat performance Earlier tonight, a few of us local media members found in our respective in-boxes a draft of remarks Mayor Tom Leppert is expected to deliver Mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008

    Wednesday Morning Wake and Bake

    15 UNT football players found a unique way to show school spirit. The first sip: As Richie pointed out yesterday, somehow Todd Dodge’s job is safe as UNT football coach despite an 0-8 start and a defense that ranks dead last in the nation in points allowed per game. Perhaps the team’s struggles ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2008

    The City's New No-Tell Hotel

    A look at tomorrow’s city council agenda would lead one to believe it will be a pretty typical day at City Hall. Sure, you can go see what happens to the homeowners from Little Mexico if you have a couple hours to burn whilst waiting for agenda item No. 61 to come up. But there really isn’t too ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2007
  • News

    October 18, 2007

    Gunfight at the Trinity

    The biggest shoot-out in Dallas' political history

  • News

    October 11, 2007
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    July 18, 2007

    Job Seeker

    Pete Schulte is running against Lupe Valdez -- a fellow Democrat. Whuh-oh. Well, we just got off the phone with Pete Schulte, who plans to run against Sheriff Lupe Valdez in the Democratic primary next March. Only 29, Schulte works as a prosecutor in the District Attorney’s Office and is a former ... More >>

  • News

    December 15, 2005

    Bah Hum-Buzz

    Buzz gets his jollies keeping tabs on 2005's naughty and nice guys. OK, mostly naughty.

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    April 7, 2005


    Inside the monster battle over strong mayor

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    March 10, 2005

    Bad Medicine

    Plus: Big Idea

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    December 23, 2004

    Fifteen Stooges

    The Dallas City Council does a comedy campaign for its critics

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    May 27, 2004

    Going Deep

    The Cowboys want to move back to Fair Park--so, there goes the neighborhood?

  • News

    April 1, 2004

    Disposable Cops

    Scratched or defective? Heave 'em and get new ones.

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    November 13, 2003

    Crack Alley

    A Dallas neighborhood fights crime using placards and protests

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    September 18, 2003

    Secret Sharer

    Bolton's dirty laundry--if he had any--stays in the hamper

  • News

    September 11, 2003

    Can't Boogie No More

    Club owners fear the city may put a stop to dancing the night away

  • News

    July 31, 2003

    No. 1 With a Bullet

    Welcome to America's crime capital

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    April 18, 2002

    Money, Honey

    That's all the city council cares about in the big debate over downtown development

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    December 20, 2001

    Dallas to Bush: Drop Dead

    City council thumbs its nose at the White House on Trinity River deal

  • Dining

    June 28, 2001

    Being Avi Adelman

    One man fights bars on Lower Greenville, while others urge compromise

  • News

    March 15, 2001

    White Rampage

    Police Chief Terrell Bolton threatens a riot, but he's got the wrong folks in mind

  • News

    January 25, 2001

    Cora! Cora! Cora!

    Artistic director Cora Cardona's style--passionate, arrogant, riveting, domineering--makes Teatro Dallas special and her enemies livid

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    December 21, 2000

    Night Moves

    Bachman Lake residents say a new business is moving into their neighborhood--hookers

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    October 19, 2000

    This Old House

    Historic preservationists sift through the sawdust of the great closet debate

  • News

    July 27, 2000

    Down on the farm

    The Farmer's Market is finally turning a profit, and the city has plans to make it even better. So why isn't everyone happy?

  • News

    June 22, 2000

    Pecked to death

    During a marathon meeting, Dallas City Council guts a proposed ethics code

  • News

    May 11, 2000

    Bolton's blues

    Dallas' new police Chief Terrell Bolton walks through a minefield as he tries to reshape the department. His strategy? Wear combat boots.

  • News

    May 11, 2000


    Mr. Conflict; Not easy getting green

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    May 4, 2000


    Taking sides; This blows; Hard time

  • News

    March 2, 2000

    Sex, drugs, and city council

    Federal court records reveal the connection between city council ethics and dry-humping

  • News

    February 24, 2000

    Poor vs. poorer

    Plans for an expanded Roseland Homes spark a protest in a working-class neighborhood near Cityplace

  • News

    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.

  • News

    February 3, 2000

    Raise high the roof

    A battle Uptown targets the city for bending its own rules

  • News

    August 12, 1999

    Strikes and spares

    Will Donna Blumer and Laura Miller ever join the mayor's team? Only if they rent shoes.

  • News

    March 11, 1999
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    February 4, 1999

    On holy ground

    The fight over St. Ann's snares the city, Hispanics, and the Catholic diocese in a battle that tests Dallas' commitment to preserving its past

  • News

    October 15, 1998

    Give her what she wants

    Olympics committee finds Dallas boosters' attitudes toward our city council a little scary

  • News

    June 25, 1998
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    December 25, 1997

    Parting shots

    As Laura Miller rides off to tilt at political windmills, we recall some of her choicest words

  • News

    December 18, 1997
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    October 16, 1997

    X marks the spot

    A plan to rename Oakland Avenue for Malcolm X raises cries of racism in Deep Ellum

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    September 18, 1997

    Road warriors

    East Dallas residents rally to buy time against Haskell Avenue bulldozers

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    August 14, 1997

    Mr. Nobody

    Bill Simpson is eager to dig up dirt on you. He'll even write down your license plate number if you visit a topless bar. But the self-appointed guardian of Dallas morals doesn't want you to know anything about him.

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