Maxine Thornton-Reese

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    August 17, 2009

    Before Bill Fisher's Turned Over to the Defense, Ex-Council Member Makes Cameo

    ​Today's testimony from Bill Fisher, the government's wire-wearing witness in the City Hall corruption trial in federal court, brings us an even more explicit bribery-extortion scenario than we have seen before in this two-months-old trial.Fisher is alleging a series of events that followed a mee ... More >>

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    March 27, 2008

    The Dwaine Caraway Show

    Starring that new breed of politician who wants to root out your crack houses, close down your whorehouses and pull up your pants

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    June 26, 2007

    Much Ado About Nothing

    We have a few questions about Tom Leppert's inaugural speech, delivered yesterday at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center and reprinted in its entirety after the jump (courtesy the city's Web site). But chief among them is this: Why did Leppert say, "A well-known philosopher once said, 'What is a ... More >>

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    May 4, 2007

    Don Hill Goes Down the River with Sam Coats and Angela Hunt. Say What?

    Don Hill, we love your style -- goin' all aginner eight days before the election. Love it. Fabulous. Keep it up. You're now officially Jim Schutze's kind of guy. A mere afterthought in the mayor’s race just a few weeks ago, the Trinity River Project -- specifically, the fate of the Trinity Parkway ... More >>

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    April 26, 2007

    Slow Out the Gate

    Don Hill's late decision to run for mayor could benefit other candidates

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    April 16, 2007
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    August 29, 2006

    Jews for Jesus (Sorta, Kinda, Not Really)

    A singer of Hebrew spirituals: Joshua Nelson would get me to synagogue every day. Too bad he was in Dallas for one day. Sunday I told the missus I was thinking of converting to Judaism, till she reminded me I am, in fact, one of the Chosen People. Hunh. Really need to get to synagogue more; hey, I d ... More >>

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    August 16, 2006

    Budget Your Time

    The town hall schedule reveals two things: when and where you can go to talk about the proposed 2006-2007 budget, and a schedule of Angela Hunt's upcoming appearances. Thank me later, Jim. The proposed 2006-2007 city budget is available for your perusal; check out for yourself where City Manager Mar ... More >>

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    July 11, 2006

    Butt for the Grace of God

    Ron Price will probably run for mayor. But doesn't he wanna be, like, powerful and stuff? Add Ron Price to the long list of elected officials considering a bid for mayor. As recently as last week, the nine-year South Dallas school board member wasn't even sure he wanted to run for the council seat o ... More >>

  • News

    July 6, 2006

    Eat This

    A million here, a million there--shoot, it's not the council's money

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    December 29, 2005

    Rant, Rave

    A year-end banquet of my two-bit opinions

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    December 15, 2005

    Bah Hum-Buzz

    Buzz gets his jollies keeping tabs on 2005's naughty and nice guys. OK, mostly naughty.

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    November 17, 2005

    True truisms

    Hanging with a bad crowd

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    November 17, 2005

    Money for Nothing

    A fund aimed at boosting South Dallas is hammered by deadbeat borrowers and city hall neglect.

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    August 25, 2005

    The Ride, Stupid

    Instead of calling for riots, just say where you got your car

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    June 9, 2005

    This Teardown Town

    South Dallas' history is in danger of being demolished, so why are so few protecting it?

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    February 10, 2005

    The Pearls

    Forget political science. The strong-mayor debate is about Laura on the sofa.

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    January 13, 2005

    Bubble Brains

    Think a strong mayor is a good idea? See who agrees with you.

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    December 23, 2004

    Fifteen Stooges

    The Dallas City Council does a comedy campaign for its critics

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    November 25, 2004

    The Envelope, Please

    The Great Schutzkin predicts strife and disagreement on the city council

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    October 21, 2004


    Who made a stink at City Hall?

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    September 9, 2004

    Laff in the Dark

    For Dallas, for the city council, for now, this was good

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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 18, 2002

    Money, Honey

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

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    February 28, 2002

    Laura and the Little People

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

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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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    April 19, 2001

    The Race Race

    In the battle for the District 6 council seat, the dark horse has a white face

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    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.

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    June 22, 2000

    Pecked to death

    During a marathon meeting, Dallas City Council guts a proposed ethics code

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    December 30, 1999

    A clockwork Buzz

    1999, the year Bill Rojas brought panic and paranoia to DISD. But was there any other good news? Buzz takes a look back.

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    November 4, 1999

    The untouchables

    A whistleblower learns the hard way that you don't rat on your betters at Dallas City Hall