Larry Duncan

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    May 18, 2012

    Red Light Cameras Coming to a School Bus Near You

    Every kindergartener with a sense of self-preservation knows not to trust the stop signs that jut out from the sides of school buses, because even though they are the same reflective red octagons as those planted in concrete and the word "STOP" is written in the same white font, people often don't. ... More >>

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    July 5, 2011

    The John Wiley Price Affair: Suddenly, a Few People Are Looking a Whole Lot Smarter

    ​Last week I was talking to a very well-known Dallas television investigative reporter about the Dallas County federal corruption probe. I won't name him here, because it was a personal call to discuss something else. But he made a point that kept coming back to me all through the long holiday ... More >>

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    January 3, 2011

    Top 10 Schutze Columns of '10

    ​Nothing slow about us, but just when you thought my third annual list of Schutze's best columns wouldn't take shape, Jim's check finally cleared, so I took the time to look back at his fine work throughout the year and picked out the 10 that made me fall in love with him all over again. As in ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    Dallas County's Made It Easier Than Ever To Follow Along As Election Results Come In

    Updated at 9:19 p.m.: Click to embiggen the latest results for Dallas County D.A., with 250 of 737 precincts reporting​My, my, but the county's come a long way. Used to be, way back when, us media folks just got occasional updates as precincts' results came in. No more: Now, as evidenced by the Cr ... More >>

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    April 14, 2010

    News & Notes: Kunkle Gets New Gig, Cortes Loses His & Irving Needs People

    I think we can all agree: We will miss this picture.​A few follow-ups with which to begin the day:Sam went to Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle's retirement wingding in the Cedars yesterday, where the commish announced he'd be consulting for and teaching at the W.W. Caruth Jr. Police Institute at t ... More >>

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    April 1, 2010
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    April 1, 2010

    SMU's Jillson Says Local Democratic Elected Officials "Are Not to Be Trusted," Questions Friends Chosen By Jenkins

    Danny FulgencioCal Jillson​Much like Richard Allen's interview, our conversation with Southern Methodist University political scientist Cal Jillson didn't make it into the cover story on Dallas County Judge Jim Foster appearing in last week's paper version of Unfair Park. But that's not to say ... More >>

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    March 25, 2010
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    March 15, 2010

    Who is Clay Jenkins? We'd Like to Know Too, But He Ain't Talkin'.

    Claire JordanIt took 11 days and a lot of effort from us just to get a statement from Clay Jenkins, who wants to replace Jim Foster as county judge.​Fifty-two votes. That's all that kept Clay Jenkins from securing the Democratic nomination for county judge on March 2. Instead, he'll take on fo ... More >>

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    February 15, 2010

    DA Watkins Loves Bill White, Not Jim Foster

    Photos by Kurt WatkinsBill White, Craig Watkins and Craig Jenkins (background) walk from Watkins's campaign office to a precinct chair dinner at Saint Martin's Place Friday night.​That's what we gather by looking at the pics sent to us by Kurt Watkins, cousin and PR man to Dallas County Distri ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010

    Tonight in North Dallas, Your Chance to Fire Questions at the Democratic Candidates for County Judge and District Clerk

    Sam MertenWith Foster and Jenkins highlighting the race to take on Republican Wade Emmert for county judge in November, it's easy to forget Larry Duncan is also part of the mix.​That's right. Wanna know why Johnny Gomez thinks he's got a shot against incumbent Gary Fitzsimmons? Or why lawyer C ... More >>

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    May 22, 2009

    Wade Emmert Emerges as Party Favorite in GOP Effort to Take Back County Judge Seat

    flickr member: cedarhillchurchofchristEmmert is charged with helping the local Republican Party rebound by jumping from a council member in Cedar Hill to Dallas County Judge.At the Dallas County Republican Party's annual Reagan Day Dinner in February, we described Cedar Hill City Council member Wade ... More >>

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    February 11, 2009

    Mayor Tom Leppert to Young Democrats: Imagine the Convention Center Hotel is the Stimulus Package and I'm President Obama

    Mayor Tom Leppert paid a visit last night to Zubar on Lower Greenville to meet with the Dallas County Young Democrats to talk about crime, the Trinity River Project and the convention center hotel, but it didn't take long before the audience found themselves smack in the middle of a hotel sales pitc ... More >>

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    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 >>

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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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    September 21, 2006


    Hey, City Hall--Schutze is rubber, and you're glue

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    July 20, 2006

    The Allure of Azure

    Harwood builds a fancy condo tower without a nickel in handouts from City Hall

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    July 17, 2006

    Darrell Jordan's Gonna Be Mayor

    At least, that's what Darrell Jordan and his people are saying this morning--probably said it yesterday and gonna say it tomorrow too, only they weren't issuing a press release touting his bulging campaign finance report as proof that he's the "leading candidate in the May 2007 Dallas mayoral electi ... More >>

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    July 12, 2006

    Duncan the Question

    So I'm wondering out loud here. Larry Duncan? Could he be viable for mayor? The Dallas Morning News is touting its usual suspects list of people it considers viable mayoral candidates in Dallas, like the famous Phil Ritter, a governmental relations person for Texas Instruments. He may be a great guy ... More >>

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    June 22, 2006

    The Amazing Schutzini

    The plan for Dallas' future: blood in the 'hood, Mayor Hunt and the Venerable Rasansky

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    June 14, 2006

    Live from City Hall

    Don Hill says he is giving 45 minutes to each side of the FD debate, which may be impossible. When he asked who was here to speak, everyone raised hands. Lill and Finkelman are going last, but Larry Duncan is up now: "This is where I came in 30 years ago." He is pissed, railing against the hiring of ... More >>

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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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    June 27, 2002

    School for Scoundrels

    They get elected with stolen votes, and then they start divvying up the goodies

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    April 25, 2002

    Where There's Smoke

    Dallas considers strengthening the smoking ordinance...again

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    January 3, 2002


    Buzz looks back on 2001 and proves once again that the boy just ain't normal

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    July 26, 2001

    Bottle Rockets Downtown

    A lawsuit complaining about election fraud could bust things wide open

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    July 5, 2001

    Busting the Ballot Brokers

    County officials hope reforms will prevent absentee-ballot trickery

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    May 17, 2001


    Flip a coin

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    August 3, 2000


    On being a man; Larry Duncan's little grudge; The bad seed

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    July 27, 2000


    Duncan snuffs the pests; Road warrior; Wichita Falls murders; Corrections

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    July 20, 2000

    Tribal vengeance

    In primitive land, high price paid for speaking out of turn

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    February 11, 1999

    Truth hurts

    Think Dallas' Olympic bid won't cost taxpayers anything? Take a look at Plan B.

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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 29, 1998

    Dead air

    KKDA-AM silences the radio voice of black Dallas, but was anyone listening anyway?

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    October 15, 1998

    Give her what she wants

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

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    June 4, 1998

    Spinning wheels

    Fahim Minkah cleared one set of hurdles to build a South Dallas skating rink, only to have the city put more in front of him

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    May 14, 1998


    It took an army to raze a mulch pile, steal a yard, and toss the mulch lady into the loony bin

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    May 14, 1998
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    April 30, 1998
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    March 12, 1998

    City Hall's Slam-Dunk Gang

    Quick--someone take a pulse. The Dallas City Council hasn't peeped in months. And John Ware and Ron Kirk are looking awfully well-fed.

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    January 22, 1998

    Funny girl

    High atop a hill in Pleasant Grove, Charlotte Parkhurst says the gays are coming to get her--and her pile of mulch too

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    July 24, 1997

    Slip sliding away

    A South Dallas couple takes on the city to save back yard

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    May 22, 1997
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    April 3, 1997

    Tension Fund

    Concerns about the soundness of the city's retirement fund are buried in a political mud fight

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    April 25, 1996

    Dallas' lawyer joke

    A legal comedy of errors led to a $5 million tragedy for the city

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    October 19, 1995

    Sex and city hall

    How strip bars have their way with the Dallas city council

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    July 13, 1995

    Behind closed doors

    What the council says in secret.

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    April 6, 1995

    Who ya gonna call?

    City Hall's top brass use taxpayer-provided mobile phones to call sweethearts, power brokers, and Pizza Hut.

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    March 2, 1995

    Blowup in City Hall

    Councilman Duncan summons city staff for personal errand

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