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 >>
Starring that new breed of politician who wants to root out your crack houses, close down your whorehouses and pull up your pants
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 >>
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 >>
Don Hill's late decision to run for mayor could benefit other candidates
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
A million here, a million there--shoot, it's not the council's money
A year-end banquet of my two-bit opinions
Buzz gets his jollies keeping tabs on 2005's naughty and nice guys. OK, mostly naughty.
Hanging with a bad crowd
A fund aimed at boosting South Dallas is hammered by deadbeat borrowers and city hall neglect.
Instead of calling for riots, just say where you got your car
South Dallas' history is in danger of being demolished, so why are so few protecting it?
Forget political science. The strong-mayor debate is about Laura on the sofa.
Think a strong mayor is a good idea? See who agrees with you.
The Dallas City Council does a comedy campaign for its critics
The Great Schutzkin predicts strife and disagreement on the city council
Who made a stink at City Hall?
For Dallas, for the city council, for now, this was good
They get elected with stolen votes, and then they start divvying up the goodies
That's all the city council cares about in the big debate over downtown development
The city manager system prepares a million tiny snares to defend against the monster mayor
Buzz looks back on 2001 and proves once again that the boy just ain't normal
A lawsuit complaining about election fraud could bust things wide open
County officials hope reforms will prevent absentee-ballot trickery
In the battle for the District 6 council seat, the dark horse has a white face
The silence is deafening at City Hall over expanding Love Field, but Jim Schutze has some advice for airport neighbors: Buy earplugs.
During a marathon meeting, Dallas City Council guts a proposed ethics code
1999, the year Bill Rojas brought panic and paranoia to DISD. But was there any other good news? Buzz takes a look back.
A whistleblower learns the hard way that you don't rat on your betters at Dallas City Hall