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 >>
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 >>
Tribal politics at the heart of Dallas' corruption problems.
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 >>
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 >>
Welcome To The Dull House
Dylan HollingsworthErykah Badu does know how to make the dramatic entrance, performing a capella before cracking the curtain to reveal the full band behindâ€‹State Sen. Royce West was there; so too Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, former mayoral candidate and "homeless czar" Tom Dunning, Arts District ex ... More >>
We're doing the hokey pokey on race and ethnicity. What's that all about?
With a no-hassles approach to panhandlers, Dallas' new shelter hopes to kill homelessness with kindness
When Dallas' political elite need a win, Carol Reed cheers them on and calls the plays
Tom Dunning's homeless task force learns an old lesson: If at first you don't succeed, try again.
Can Dallas deal with the homeless where they choose to be?
Homeless people, like all of us, own things that can't be replaced
Plus: Here to Help You; ...Here to Help You
We just don't want to get caught inside after dark
An aging Buzz finds little to celebrate in the year gone by. What did you expect?
Is it possible for Dallas police to behave any worse than this?
If Wal-Mart wants zoning in this burg, it needs to buy a new suit
The DA was hot to do something about it until his own campaign got going
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?
The city manager system prepares a million tiny snares to defend against the monster mayor
The bad guys in the Sheetrock drug cases better be up on their game
Miller, Dunning take to the airwaves
Plus: Golden Gramms
Why the Mexican bus-company owners went from hating Laura Miller to endorsing her
Tom Dunning gets all rapped up
Plus: Machismo gone wrong, In painful detail, Miller-obsessed
And the Tom Dunning staff member who has been subpoenaed to the grand jury is...
Democrat-snatchers invade Dallas
Hint: His initials are D.G., and he has a moustache
The DMN's unctuous editorializing for Dunning conceals the real agenda--its hatred of Miller
Billboards show strange, but noble effort
The race is on, and Laura Miller's leading the way
A city gone shabby yearns for a mayor to put things right
Buzz looks back on 2001 and proves once again that the boy just ain't normal
Feudal grudges and an imprisoned holy man in the Dallas mayoral race
Even if Domingo Garcia can't win the mayor's race, he can slap the other two into shape
Downtown’s real estate barons are terrified that Perot-Hicks’ slick Victory project could wreak havoc on their own tax-funded plans to fix the city’s core
Potholes, motherhood and high fashion mingle in Miller's populist campaign kickoff
With Laura Miller as mayor and City Hall in ruins, at least we'd get some fun out of the deal
The silence is deafening at City Hall over expanding Love Field, but Jim Schutze has some advice for airport neighbors: Buy earplugs.