Subject:

Lorlee Bartos

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    As Minority Council Members Play the Race Card, the Mayor Goes All In on Court Reform

    Maybe it is like watching them make sausage, but at least you have to give them a tip of the hat when they get the sausage right. The mayor and the Dallas City Council put themselves through a bruising debate yesterday on municipal court reform and in the end came up with the right answer, mostly. ... More >>

  • News

    November 24, 2011

    Whistle-Blowers Claim City Misused Housing Money

    Federal dough meant for affordable housing went to downtown.

  • News

    September 17, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    At the Don Hill Trial, the Definition of "Walking-Around Money" (Now, a Live Blog)

    So I am here, back in the overflow room at the Federal Palace of Justice downtown watching the Dallas City Hall federal corruption trial, and I see that we have come to one of the most fundamental and time-honored traditions of Dallas politics: that fine old institution called "walking-around money. ... More >>

  • News

    May 7, 2009
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    March 5, 2008

    How She Went Grocery Shopping and Wound Up Running a Caucus

    Mark Graham Lorlee Bartos Schutze's East Dallas comrade and Friend of Unfair Park Lorlee Bartos has been sending 'round town an e-mail bearing the subject heading: "Caucus at Precinct 3345 or why you should read your mail." I asked her if she minded whether we posted the missive; she said sure, as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2007

    Calendar Girl

    Lorlee Bartos Quite the pin-up, eh, fellas? And while we're on the subject of local winners -- and, look, you're all winners, far as I am concerned -- Friend of Unfair Park Lorlee Bartos has done won herself a spot in the National Park Service's forthcoming National Historic Landmarks calendar, whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2007

    TXU Power Prez Gives Good Deposition. You Can Read It So We Don't Have To.

    For the one or two of you interested in reading the desposition of TXU Power president and CEO, Mike Greene, taken yesterday by the Mayor Laura Miller-led Texas Clean Air Cities Coalition, here it is. I've read parts of it -- Greene says coal-fired plants will save customers money, which is true, be ... More >>

  • News

    January 25, 2007

    Goodbye, Groovy East Dallas

    How Jim Schutze forsook his hippie-dippy days and learned to love the snout house

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2006

    Pie in the Sky

    This is the Motorsports Museum as Derrick Mitchem envisions it on his bare-bones Web site. By now, perhaps, you know the name Derrick Mitchem, the man behind the long-scheduled Motorsports Museum that's supposed to open in the old Bama Pie Co. building on Pennsylvania Avenue and Fourth Avenue across ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2006

    Re: Pie in the Face

    So, I see how this works. First we write about the money pit known as the Bama Pie Co. building in November of last year. Then we do it again in March. Then we do it again last week, after local blogtivist Michael Davis posted something on his site about the posts on our site, which appeared on othe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2006
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    June 30, 2006

    Parade, Meet Rain

    Concerning my post this a.m. about the fab opening of the W Hotel last night, Lorlee Bartos sends this missive, which is supposed to make all of us hobbing and nobbing last night feel guilty. Me, I just feel a little tired and queasy. (Note to self: Tequila, white wine and Jack Daniel's should never ... More >>

  • News

    June 1, 2006
  • Blogs

    May 24, 2006

    Re: Laura Miller Does Not Hate Black People

    To provide a little context to Mayor Laura's earlier missive about the fate of the Business Assistance Center in Oak Cliff and the future of others who come before the council to request federal block grant money, here's a note sent along by one of Unfair Park's favorite contributors, Lorlee Bartos. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2006

    Re: Cotton Comes to Unfair Park

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2006

    Wrong, But Not That Wrong

    Longtime local activist and politico Lorlee Bartos has a message for us regarding our Belo Mansion post of this morning: Belo Mansion has nothing to do with the Belo Corporation. It is the headquarters of the Dallas Bar Association. Can't blame Belo on this one. Its history includes being a funera ... More >>

  • News

    March 30, 2006

    Unfit to Print

    A vicious fight between John Wiley Price and a small black-owned newspaper reopens ancient wounds in southern Dallas

  • News

    March 30, 2006

    Devil Creek

    For decades we buried our streams beneath concrete. Now they're baaaack.

  • News

    October 6, 2005

    Die-In

    Harriet Miers' conservative views drew threats of an ugly protest in 1989

  • News

    September 29, 2005

    Die-In

    Harriet Miers' conservative views drew threats of an ugly protest in 1989

  • News

    June 12, 2003

    Mayor TV

    Great on the toob, but no machine

  • News

    July 11, 2002

    Taxpayers, Arise!

    A little-known chapter of the city charter says we don't have to take it anymore

  • News

    August 30, 2001

    Absentee Minded

    Hey, Mr. Zillionaire Developer, got a big public project you want to sell? Black Dallas has the votes you need--dirt cheap.

  • News

    March 2, 2000

    Sex, drugs, and city council

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

  • News

    March 11, 1999

    Big Brother does Dallas

    Jim Schutze unmasks the Orwellian Dallas Plan Inc.

  • News

    August 6, 1998

    All wet

    Supporters call the Trinity Plan a flood-control project. It isn't.

  • 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

    April 16, 1998

    Saint Al

    Will he die in prison for the sins of the plantation?

  • News

    June 12, 1997
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