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Tom Dunning

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    Too Many Wrinkled Guys in Mayor's School Takeover Campaign

    Monday I said Mike Rawlings was about to announce a pause -- a tapping of the brakes -- in his public school takeover campaign. I was a little off. Instead it turns out he has been meeting with three really old guys. I guess that could have the same effect. What? That's not a slur. I've got nothing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    It's Time to Kick Our Addiction to John Wiley Price

    Pretty soon, any day now, maybe tomorrow, well, possibly in a week or so, I may join a 12-steps program in which I stand up at the beginning of every meeting and say, "Hi everybody, my name is Jim, and I can't stop talking about John Wiley Price." Not today. If you are visiting from out of town o ... More >>

  • News

    August 25, 2011

    Cut Out the Middlemen

    Tribal politics at the heart of Dallas' corruption problems.

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Look, To Understand Dallas's Corruption Probes, Forget About the Civil Rights Movement

    ​The current issue of Texas Monthly takes on the Dallas FBI corruption investigation, sort of, in a "Behind the Lines" essay by deputy editor Brian D. Sweany. He invokes Dallas, the TV show, and another TV show, The Wire, to conclude that, "Like any good drama, it may take a while for the trut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Mike Rawlings Clobbers Ron Natinsky and David Kunkle in Mayoral Fund-Raising Effort

    Photos by Sam MertenWe're guessing this was Rawlings's reaction when he received bills from his consultants.​Former TracyLocke CEO Mike Rawlings easily outpaced the field of mayoral candidates by raising a whopping $1.03 million -- nearly three times the combined haul of Ron Natinksy and David ... More >>

  • News

    April 14, 2011
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    March 26, 2011

    Homecoming Dance: Erykah Badu Returns to Arts Magnet to Raise Money (and, the Roof)

    Dylan HollingsworthErykah Badu does know how to make the dramatic entrance, performing a capella before cracking the curtain to reveal the full band behind​State Sen. Royce West was there; so too Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, former mayoral candidate and "homeless czar" Tom Dunning, Arts District ex ... More >>

  • News

    April 30, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 30, 2008

    Good Lord, Who Isn't Supporting Ann Margolin's Bid for City Council?

    Ann Margolin Sure, the city council elections are still more than seven months away, but candidates are starting to file, and none may be more significant than Ann Margolin. After spending a year on the Dallas Park and Recreation Board representing District 13, Margolin quit the board and filed to r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2008

    Finally, We Step Inside Harlan Crow's "New" Old Parkland Hospital

    Hey, there's John Wiley Price! Wonder if he recalls when the old Parkland building was a black hole. Seemed impolite not to cross Maple Avenue this a.m. for the big Parkland Hospital announcement: $50 million from Annette and Harold Simmons; $25 million from Jan and Trevor Rees-Jones; millions more ... More >>

  • News

    July 24, 2008

    Something Happening Here

    We're doing the hokey pokey on race and ethnicity. What's that all about?

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2008

    Lions, Tigers and a Mayor Tom Fund-Raiser -- Oh, My!

    During the Trinity River toll road debate, I signed up for e-mail notifications from the Vote No! campaign so I could find out what Mayor Tom was up to. This landed me on Leppert’s e-mail list, and now I get regular e-mails from “Friends of Tom Leppert” and “Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert” like ... More >>

  • News

    May 8, 2008

    Dallas' The Bridge Homeless Center's Progressive Approach May Actually Make a Difference

    With a no-hassles approach to panhandlers, Dallas' new shelter hopes to kill homelessness with kindness

  • News

    December 13, 2007

    Dallas' Political Designing Woman

    When Dallas' political elite need a win, Carol Reed cheers them on and calls the plays

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2007

    Tom Dunning Goes Both Ways

    Phil Romano, like several other prominent Dallasites, loves him some Giuliani -- which you can get on a sandwich at Eatzi's. Gary Griffith isn't the only local to throw his arms around Rudy Giuliani -- which he did again, by the way, in a campaign missive sent to would-be voters, in which Griffith o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2006
  • News

    March 24, 2005

    A Place of Their Own

    Tom Dunning's homeless task force learns an old lesson: If at first you don't succeed, try again.

  • News

    January 27, 2005

    Sleight of Hand

    Can Dallas deal with the homeless where they choose to be?

  • News

    January 13, 2005

    Garbage to You

    Homeless people, like all of us, own things that can't be replaced

  • News

    December 16, 2004

    High on Death

    Plus: Here to Help You; ...Here to Help You

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004
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    May 29, 2003
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    February 20, 2003

    Now We Like Belo

    We just don't want to get caught inside after dark

  • News

    January 2, 2003

    2002 Revealed

    An aging Buzz finds little to celebrate in the year gone by. What did you expect?

  • News

    October 17, 2002

    Officer Wacko

    Is it possible for Dallas police to behave any worse than this?

  • News

    September 26, 2002

    Hayseed Politics

    If Wal-Mart wants zoning in this burg, it needs to buy a new suit

  • News

    April 11, 2002

    Remember Vote Fraud?

    The DA was hot to do something about it until his own campaign got going

  • News

    March 7, 2002

    Selling Ron

    A pro-business black Democrat who appeals to white voters, Ron Kirk is the sport utility vehicle of Senate candidates. But will voters buy him?

  • 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 21, 2002

    Mayor Nuke

    The bad guys in the Sheetrock drug cases better be up on their game

  • News

    February 14, 2002

    That's the Ticket

    Miller, Dunning take to the airwaves

  • News

    February 14, 2002

    Vote for Dad

    Plus: Golden Gramms

  • News

    February 14, 2002

    Eyeball to Eyeball

    Why the Mexican bus-company owners went from hating Laura Miller to endorsing her

  • News

    February 7, 2002

    Keeping It Unreal

    Tom Dunning gets all rapped up

  • News

    February 7, 2002

    Pants on Fire

    Plus: Machismo gone wrong, In painful detail, Miller-obsessed

  • News

    February 7, 2002

    The Envelope, Please

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

  • News

    January 31, 2002

    Bulworth

    Democrat-snatchers invade Dallas

  • News

    January 31, 2002

    Someone's Lying

    Hint: His initials are D.G., and he has a moustache

  • News

    January 24, 2002

    Hate Crime

    The DMN's unctuous editorializing for Dunning conceals the real agenda--its hatred of Miller

  • News

    January 17, 2002

    Huh?

    Billboards show strange, but noble effort

  • News

    January 10, 2002

    Senior Moment

    The race is on, and Laura Miller's leading the way

  • News

    January 10, 2002

    A Hole in Every Pot

    A city gone shabby yearns for a mayor to put things right

  • News

    January 3, 2002

    SNAFU

    Buzz looks back on 2001 and proves once again that the boy just ain't normal

  • News

    December 13, 2001

    Real Politics

    Feudal grudges and an imprisoned holy man in the Dallas mayoral race

  • News

    December 6, 2001

    One Moe

    Even if Domingo Garcia can't win the mayor's race, he can slap the other two into shape

  • News

    November 29, 2001

    The Thing That Ate Downtown

    Downtowns real estate barons are terrified that Perot-Hicks slick Victory project could wreak havoc on their own tax-funded plans to fix the citys core

  • News

    November 22, 2001

    Mommie Dearest

    Potholes, motherhood and high fashion mingle in Miller's populist campaign kickoff

  • News

    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

    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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