Mary Poss

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    Tom Leppert is Moving, We're Just Not Sure to Where

    Tom Leppert, you might have notice, did not do terribly well in his quest for U.S. Senate. He lost. Got trounced, even. Not Craig James trounced, but defeated rather handily. So he's not going to Washington, but he is going somewhere. On the same day voters go to the polls to choose between one of L ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011

    Endorsements Aplenty For Ron Natinsky, Including Mayor Dwaine Caraway, Who Says There's No Time to Learn About Anyone Else

    Photos by Sam MertenMayor Dwaine Caraway asked mayoral candidate Ron Natinksy to put an endorsement sticker on his blazer this afternoon.​Mayor Dwaine Caraway and 11 current and former council members endorsed council member Ron Natinksy for mayor this afternoon at City Hall Plaza. Caraway urg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Mayor Dwaine Caraway's "Calling a New Play"

    Photos by Sam MertenMayor Dwaine Caraway, his wife and council member Dave Neumann this morning at the City Hall Flag Room.​Just minutes before presiding over his first meeting as the city's newly minted mayor, Dwaine Caraway assured a group of around 150 folks gathered for a light breakfast i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    Who'd Be Mayor If Leppert Left Early? And, Why Would Leppert Do It?

    While speaking with one of Mayor Tom Leppert's consultants last month, I asked if Leppert was considering running for U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison's seat. At that point, I heard he was contemplating the political leap from a few sources, but the response was something along the lines of: "Right ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2008

    Edward Okpa on Why He's Not on DART Board. A Hint: Um, "Al Lipscomb"?

    After the jump, a very interesting communication from former mayoral candidate Edward Okpa, which just arrived in my e-box. Okpa, as the Friends know, is one of the people who got slimed in the whole Dallas Area Rapid Transit board appointment process. --Jim Schutze

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2007

    Jim Schutze Never Forgets That 400-Square-Foot Closet on Swiss. We Mean, Never.

    Maybe you don't remember how a 400-square-foot closet in this house tore apart Swiss Ave. But some folks do. Do they ever. I like Mary Poss. She's smart, and she did much more good than bad on the council. But before we allow this stuff about her role as a preservationist to pass into posterity, I b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2007

    The Former Mayor Pro Tem Would Be Delighted to Sell You a New (Or Very Old) House

    Mary Poss has always been very close to Ebby Halliday. Now, Poss is working for the legendary realtor, selling historic homes. Every so often, when we have nothing to do except daydream about living in luxurious historic digs, we browse Preservation Dallas' compendium of "Historic Properties for Sal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004
  • News

    January 1, 2004

    Sob Story

    Buzz sheds a tear for 2003

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    May 29, 2003
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    May 22, 2003


    Mary Poss sure stepped in some, didn't she?

  • Music

    May 1, 2003

    Busy Schedule

    NextStage has a full dance card

  • News

    May 1, 2003

    Saddam and City Bonds

    Is this really the best possible moment for half a billion in bonds?

  • News

    April 17, 2003

    Wick's End

    Plus: Anger Displacement

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    April 10, 2003

    Mary's Scarlet Letter

    Poss needs to pony up details on her ethics finding

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2003

    Paradise Lost

    Letting the Yanomamö speak for themselves

  • News

    March 27, 2003


    Laura, Mary says you're a phony! Now now, girls.

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    February 27, 2003

    No Smoking Gun

    The new smoking ban will work--if no one lights up

  • News

    February 20, 2003

    Smells Like Defunct Team Spirit

    Plus: Sack of Kittens, Trade Bait

  • News

    January 23, 2003

    Eeek, the Facts!

    The city council fears mice in corners whispering truth

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    October 24, 2002

    Angry Cops

    Letters from October 24

  • News

    July 4, 2002

    Raise Taxes Now

    Plus: Fast and Dumb, Warped Criticism, Recycling Works

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    June 13, 2002

    Cain't Say No

    Girls and boys of the city council get "in trouble"

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    May 23, 2002

    Survival of the Flattest

    Maybe charter reform could at least get someone up off the floor at Dallas City Hall

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    May 16, 2002

    The Scarlet Letter

    The Dallas City Council is about to mark itself for life with its vote on the Palladium deal

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    April 18, 2002

    Money, Honey

    That's all the city council cares about in the big debate over downtown development

  • News

    February 28, 2002

    Laura and the Little People

    The city manager system prepares a million tiny snares to defend against the monster mayor

  • News

    February 7, 2002

    The Envelope, Please

    And the Tom Dunning staff member who has been subpoenaed to the grand jury is...

  • News

    December 20, 2001

    Dallas to Bush: Drop Dead

    City council thumbs its nose at the White House on Trinity River deal

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    November 8, 2001

    It's Her Nature, Stupid!

    With Laura Miller as mayor and City Hall in ruins, at least we'd get some fun out of the deal

  • News

    March 8, 2001

    Crocodile Tears

    City Hall is sorry it can't help the White Rock water main victims... or anybody else, for that matter

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    February 1, 2001


    Disorderly retreat

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    January 11, 2001

    Legal Learning Differences

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

  • News

    January 4, 2001

    Dirty Pictures

    The city will go to great lengths to keep you from seeing women having sex with trees

  • News

    October 26, 2000

    Flood Relief

    A proposal for public potties in Dallas builds steam

  • 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

    April 20, 2000


    The shallow end; All the news that fits; Heart of darkness

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    February 10, 2000

    The girl can't help it

    Laura Miller says she'd "love" to run for mayor

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    October 28, 1999


    Paid endorsement; Tagged; Foul ball

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    September 2, 1999


    Even in these boom times, Dallas is broke, thanks to a city council that has been giving away the store

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    August 12, 1999

    Strikes and spares

    Will Donna Blumer and Laura Miller ever join the mayor's team? Only if they rent shoes.

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    April 22, 1999

    Taking It to the Street

    Want to get elected to city council in southern Dallas? Forget the race card and patch that pothole.

  • News

    January 7, 1999

    Look back in confusion

    Buzz remembers the year that might have been and proves that not only the winners write the history

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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.

  • News

    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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    November 14, 1996

    Never mind

    The public can have some say on the site for a new cultural center. But not too much.

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    October 31, 1996

    What a mandate

    The votes are in, and Donna Blumer lives on

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    September 12, 1996

    Artful dodger

    Ray Nasher wants to give the city his sculptures, but first there's a small zoning matter

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    May 30, 1996

    'M' is for mad as hell

    Petty politics detour the M Streets traffic plan

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