Buzz hacks through the past in search of the cool cats and fools of the year that was
During a marathon meeting, Dallas City Council guts a proposed ethics code
Image is everything; Death watch; Miracle cure
And it's nowhere near enough to attract a slate of decent city council candidates in southern Dallas
Quick--someone take a pulse. The Dallas City Council hasn't peeped in months. And John Ware and Ron Kirk are looking awfully well-fed.
As Laura Miller rides off to tilt at political windmills, we recall some of her choicest words
Frustrated, fed up, and ready to fight, Laura Miller trades muckraking for a run at City Hall
City Manager John Ware ramrods a patched-together arena deal
U.S. Attorney Paul Coggins loves feeding his name to the papers. But what's he done that's news?
Sloppy reporting forces a councilwoman to deny being soft on porn
Why I'm trading my typewriter for diapers and drool cloths
From Al Lipscomb to Paul Fielding, it was hard to find straight talk in '96
He's violated the public trust and betrayed his own ethical standards. But is Dallas' perpetually annoying councilman guilty of fraud, perjury, and extortion?
For city Councilman Al Lipscomb, taking handouts from power brokers has become a way of life. Is there a problem?
A legal comedy of errors led to a $5 million tragedy for the city
How Ron Kirk secretly pulled the strings in city's Big 12 deal
How Ron Kirk killed the public arena briefing
From an arena that never was to a judge in a jam, ordinary folks took a beating in 1995
Commission chairman's departure leaves panel in weaker hands
North Dallas council members complain they've been disenfranchised
How a lost mail sack, a rubber check, and a bogus letter brought out the worst in City Hall
How strip bars have their way with the Dallas city council
A Fort Worth businessman wants to give Dallas a sports arena--for free
There are two to blame for the Kirk-Fielding feud
Secret city documents expose arena-study coverup at City Hall.
What the council says in secret.
Unlike Big D, Houston thrives on open government
Closed council sessions scorn open-meetings law
City scrambles to finance arena privately--and steal racetrack back from Fort Worth
Amid lies, John Ware's moment of truth is here
Why can't citizens vote on new arena?
Architect details low-cost plan to save arena--and poll shows public wants it done
Hunt alliance gives weaker track developer big edge
Inside the secret City Hall files: A tale of dupes and deception
Council needs to take charge in arena debate
Arena documents, discussions remain hidden from the public