Subject:

Madeleine Johnson

  • News

    January 27, 2011
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    October 15, 2009
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    August 13, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Prosecution Looks to Right Stumbling City Hall Corruption Case By Calling Brian Potashnik

    Sam MertenDon and Sheila Hill left the courthouse Tuesday afternoon in good spirits.An admittedly nervous Steve Williams spent all of Tuesday afternoon on the stand discussing his eight-year tenure as Don Hill's administrative assistant, pushing the anticipated debut of developer Brian Potashnik to ... More >>

  • News

    September 20, 2007

    Scapegoat

    How Michael Hinojosa escaped blame in the DISD credit card scandal

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2007

    Wherein Allen Gwinn Wonders if DISD Hasn't Just Wasted Another Million Dollars and a Whole Lot of Time

    The following comes from a July 31, 2006, story in The Dallas Morning News, shortly after the paper published a series of stories revealing that some Dallas Independent School District employees had used district-issued credit cards to run up more than $6 million in purchases that either violated di ... More >>

  • News

    December 23, 2004

    Fifteen Stooges

    The Dallas City Council does a comedy campaign for its critics

  • News

    December 2, 2004

    Un-chartered Territory

    Plus: Coming Attractions; Torah, Torah, Torah!

  • News

    September 23, 2004

    Cop Hell

    City Hall created its own fine mess in the police department

  • News

    January 15, 2004

    Smoke From DPD

    It ain't because they're electing a pope

  • News

    December 25, 2003

    Moby DEA

    Call me Ishmael. Just give me the damn audit!

  • News

    December 11, 2003

    Fake Justice

    What you get when a fake panel investigates fake drugs

  • News

    December 4, 2003

    Small Fish

    Now let's look for the real villains in fake drugs

  • News

    October 30, 2003

    Feel Coppers

    The city council weighs a serious new sex law

  • News

    September 11, 2003

    Can't Boogie No More

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

  • News

    January 16, 2003

    Dallas' Chief Problem

    Nobody believes Terrell Bolton anymore--except his friends at Dallas City Hall

  • News

    May 2, 2002

    Touchy Subject

    Federal judge strikes down Dallas' two-rubs-and-you're-out rule for strip clubs

  • News

    April 26, 2001

    Win, Lose or Draw?

    Dallas' long-running battle with a slumlord grinds to a murky end

  • News

    April 26, 2001

    Bare Knuckles and Bare Breasts

    Forget talk of a settlement. Bachman Lake homeowners vow to fight their war against bare nipples to the bitter end.

  • News

    February 15, 2001

    Buzz

    DMN security compromised by computer whizzer

  • News

    January 11, 2001

    Legal Learning Differences

    Somebody on the Dallas City Council skipped school the day they taught the U.S. Constitution

  • News

    December 14, 2000

    Dallas' Kangaroo Court

    In municipal court, they'll plead you guilty when you don't even know you're on trial

  • News

    December 7, 2000

    Love's Labor Lost

    The silence is deafening at City Hall over expanding Love Field, but Jim Schutze has some advice for airport neighbors: Buy earplugs.

  • News

    September 7, 2000

    Contempt of Cop

    You have the right to remain silent...later

  • News

    August 24, 2000

    Penny Stupid

    Taxes go up, services come down, and the billionaires stay happy

  • News

    August 17, 2000

    Back Off, Buddy

    A Dallas titty bar strikes back in the city's war against SOBs

  • News

    June 29, 2000

    The old switcheroo

    What happens when you no longer need the levee taxpayers voted to pay for? Why, you just spend the money on some other big dumb project.

  • News

    June 15, 2000

    Wolf? What wolf?

    A humongous lawsuit knocks on the door at City Hall, and we're gonna end up paying--one way or the other

  • News

    June 15, 2000

    Blowing it

    Was it a conspiracy or city bungling that let Baby Dolls keep its license? Guess.

  • News

    June 1, 2000

    Cleaning a smear

    An assistant city attorney unfairly targeted by cops files suit

  • 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

    April 6, 2000

    If you crow, you go

    Dallas' rooster ban gets a man thrown into the INS tank

  • 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 17, 2000

    Black, white, and blue

    Dallas' African-American cops say they are being unfairly disciplined by a racist department. The numbers suggest they're right.

  • News

    November 18, 1999

    Anatomy of a smear

    When people started asking why Dallas' finest were losing the war on slumlords, someone reached for the bag of dirty tricks

  • News

    November 11, 1999

    Ethical dilemma

    It was reformers vs. the business-as-usual crowd on Dallas' ethics task force. Somehow the reformers won. Sort of.

  • News

    October 7, 1999

    Bad break

    An arena foe sets her sights on what she claims are unlawful tax exemptions

  • News

    September 9, 1999

    Trashy behavior

    Dallas gets blamed for doing too little to stop an illegal dump from choking a neighborhood

  • News

    September 9, 1999

    Buzz

    Truth hurts; What's in a name?

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    August 13, 1998

    Target practice

    The feds got a conviction against a DISD contractor, but they may have been gunning for Matthew Harden

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