Digging back through old files, I can see some patterns emerging that I missed back in the day. For example, the connection between Willis Johnson, the luckiest radio host in the world, and Ross Perot Jr. Johnson is a close personal and political associate of Dallas County Commissioner John ... More >>
Patrick MichelsFor most people, Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert's campaign to open up the bidding process for concessions at the city airport must seem open and shut. He wants the bidding to be open. But the door is shut because the concessions are in the hands of politically connected people. For insid ... More >>
Yesterday, in a pitch of live-blogging fever at the Dallas City hall corruption trial, I penned a little missive -- as a sort of aside, really -- about a certain sick symbiosis in Dallas politics between rich white arts mavens and sell-out minority politicians. Between my wife and Sandra Crenshaw ... More >>
For those looking for some year-end reading during the slow news cycle, consider my personal favorites of the year from Observer columnist Jim Schutze. I refuse to play favorites, so the list is chronological. And since any commentary from me can't compare to the work itself, a memorable excerpt f ... More >>
Don't have a clue how DART could bust its budget by a billion bucks? Here's one.
If DART backtracks on its subway promise, downtown traffic will be even more congested
Starring that new breed of politician who wants to root out your crack houses, close down your whorehouses and pull up your pants
Apparent murder-suicide cuts to the heart of the mayor's southern Dallas advisors
We're over the game of hide the ball with Deloitte Touche
If the mayor wants to raise the ethical bar at City Hall, he won't have far to reach
DART: What billion dollar shortfall?
New DART lines to cost $1 billion more than promised
How did that happen?