Steve Bartlett

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    How Congress Offers the Worst Job in America, Starring Kay Bailey Hutchison, a Former Dallas Mayor and Others

    Imagine, in a moment of suspended belief, that your job pays 174 grand a year. And comes with a $1.3 million expense account. And a staff of eighteen Ivy League yes-men whose sole duty is to bray loud and wide about the miracle that is you -- when they're not babysitting your kids or fetching your d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Speaking of Ex-Dallas Mayors, Steve Bartlett's Out to Kill D.C.'s Post-Financial Collapse Regs

    ‚ÄčAnd Schutze and I were just talking about Steve Bartlett. Then a Friend of Unfair Park goes and sends this piece posted a little while ago to The New York Times's website about how the former mayor of Dallas (twixt Strauss and Kirk, for those new to town or who just plain forgot, and how could yo ... More >>

  • News

    May 5, 2011

    The Trinity River's 'Standing Wave' Crashes into Reality

    The city spent millions on a kayaking park that almost no one can use -- and the money's still flowing.

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Much, Much More About That Controversial Agenda Item the Dallas City Council Now Won't Even Talk About Tomorrow

    Some call 'em "orbs"; others, "balls."‚ÄčLate this afternoon, Chris Heinbaugh, Mayor Tom Leppert's chief of staff, called to discuss those proposed changes to council meetings, which would put stricter limits on public speakers at City Hall and put a deadline on when council members can remove conse ... More >>

  • News

    April 17, 2008

    Demanding Answers as the Dallas Convention Center Hotel Moves Forward

    As Mayor Tom Leppert pushes for a convention center hotel, critics demand more details and less tax money. At least, those who haven't been silenced do.

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    April 19, 2007

    Don't You Wish Your Mayor Was Hot Like Me

    Dallas' mayoral wannabes are all nice guys. Where's the fun in that?

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    August 22, 2006
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    August 21, 2006

    The Hoffman Plan

    Without Robert Hoffman (and Doug Kenney and Henry Beard), there would have been no National Lampoon. That would have sucked. If you've read The Dallas Morning News this morning, you know Robert Hoffman died yesterday at 59 of acute myelogenous leukemia. His death received mention on the front page o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2006

    Can't Spell Wednesday Without the "W" (Hotel)

    This is the view of the AAC and Victory Park from the pool deck area at the W. Gonna be awesome. In case you didn't know this--and you probably didn't, since its official opening isn't till a week from tomorrow--the W Hotel's open in Victory Park. Or maybe you do know: The joint's at 60-percent capa ... More >>

  • News

    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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    February 24, 2005

    Voting Wrongs

    Plus: Good News

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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

  • News

    June 4, 1998

    Spinning wheels

    Fahim Minkah cleared one set of hurdles to build a South Dallas skating rink, only to have the city put more in front of him

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    April 16, 1998

    Saint Al

    Will he die in prison for the sins of the plantation?

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    January 22, 1998

    Flood money

    The Trinity River Plan's billion-dollar vision of levees, parks, and ponds has Mayor Ron Kirk--and most of Dallas--spellbound. But engineers warn it could lead to a flooding catastrophe and destroy the same poor neighborhoods it's designed to help.

  • News

    December 25, 1997
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    November 6, 1997

    Hypocritic oath

    Minutes of a power brokers' meeting show that Fort Worth is guilty of what it accuses Dallas of doing--breaking an agreement over D/FW airport

  • News

    July 17, 1997

    Jurist imprudence

    The search for a new federal judge reaches the lowest common denominator

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    July 17, 1997
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    December 26, 1996

    Should Paul Fielding go to jail?

    He's violated the public trust and betrayed his own ethical standards. But is Dallas' perpetually annoying councilman guilty of fraud, perjury, and extortion?

  • News

    October 31, 1996
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    October 10, 1996

    Tough choices

    Being major is hard work. If it isn't the Jews, it's a fight in Vegas.

  • News

    September 19, 1996

    Static Quo

    The City of Dallas could make a fortune from WRR-FM. But powerful friends don't want anything to change at their little radio station.

  • News

    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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    August 15, 1996
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    May 30, 1996


    For city Councilman Al Lipscomb, taking handouts from power brokers has become a way of life. Is there a problem?

  • News

    April 25, 1996

    Dallas' lawyer joke

    A legal comedy of errors led to a $5 million tragedy for the city

  • News

    April 18, 1996

    Luna landing

    Chris Luna's deceitful public-service career finally hits bottom

  • News

    April 4, 1996

    Quarterback sneak

    How Ron Kirk secretly pulled the strings in city's Big 12 deal

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    January 11, 1996

    Private dealing

    How Ron Kirk killed the public arena briefing

  • News

    December 28, 1995

    Look back in anger

    From an arena that never was to a judge in a jam, ordinary folks took a beating in 1995

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    December 21, 1995

    Bad planning

    Commission chairman's departure leaves panel in weaker hands

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    November 23, 1995
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    September 7, 1995
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    August 31, 1995

    Strange bedfellows

    Introducing: the Morning News' 'Met'

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    August 17, 1995

    Arena games

    City Hall finds $35 million--and toys with turning Reunion into a reflecting pool

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    August 10, 1995

    Blood sport

    There are two to blame for the Kirk-Fielding feud

  • News

    June 15, 1995

    None of your business?

    Closed council sessions scorn open-meetings law

  • Calendar

    April 20, 1995
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    April 6, 1995

    Who ya gonna call?

    City Hall's top brass use taxpayer-provided mobile phones to call sweethearts, power brokers, and Pizza Hut.

  • News

    March 9, 1995

    Desperate dealing

    City scrambles to finance arena privately--and steal racetrack back from Fort Worth

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    February 16, 1995

    Another view

    What City Hall isn't willing to hear about the new arena

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    February 9, 1995

    Let them cast ballots

    Why can't citizens vote on new arena?

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    February 2, 1995

    How to renovate Reunion

    Architect details low-cost plan to save arena--and poll shows public wants it done

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    January 26, 1995

    The racer's edge

    Hunt alliance gives weaker track developer big edge

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    January 5, 1995

    The Arena Papers

    Inside the secret City Hall files: A tale of dupes and deception

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    December 1, 1994

    Early thaw

    Hope is renewed for four downtown housing projects

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    December 1, 1994

    Who's the boss?

    Council needs to take charge in arena debate

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    November 24, 1994
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    November 3, 1994

    Whose city is it, anyway?

    Arena documents, discussions remain hidden from the public

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