Johnny Johnson

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    Now 500 Entries Strong, Texas' Collection of Executed Inmates' Final Rants, Reflections and Apologies

    Death has the habit of sneaking up on its victims, catching them unaware and robbing them of a chance to collect their thoughts and give some final, purposeful statement of celebration or regret. If they are afforded that chance, the words tend to be delivered to a friend or family member in a bedsi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Praying to JC for JWP: Attending the South Dallas Rally for John Wiley Price

    Photo by Brantley Hargrove​At Kirkwood Temple C.M.E. Church last night, 120 or so congregants petitioned an Ecclesiastical Court on behalf of a decidedly earthly cause: that of embattledDallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, the target of a sweeping FBI probe. Matrons fanned themselves ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2007

    Molly Ivins: Out of This World, In Many Ways

    Writing about Molly is harder than I thought it would be, and not for the reasons you think. She and I were not close friends. We both wrote columns for the Metro page of the Dallas Times Herald. We were drinking buddies, which is not the same as buddies. We were competitive. She was smarter and fun ... More >>

  • News

    August 22, 2002

    Crossing Division Street

    How do white people learn what to think about race? It's best not to think about it.

  • News

    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.

  • News

    July 30, 1998

    The "Doctor" Is In

    School board candidate Richard Evans has a checkered past, a mail-order degree, and a confrontational manner. But many city leaders think he's the best man for the job.

  • News

    November 20, 1997

    One Fine Mess

    Elected by no one, John Scovell and a clique of Dallas business leaders brought you DISD's most infamous cast of characters: Yvonne Gonzalez, Dan Peavy, Bill Keever, and Sandy Kress. Thanks a lot.