Jim Schutze has been the city columnist for the Dallas Observer since 1998. He has been a recipient of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies’ national award for best commentary and Lincoln University’s national Unity Award for writing on civil rights and racial issues. In 2011 he was admitted to the Texas Institute of Letters.
3 days ago | City Hall
This is not a column predicting that the two cable-stayed bridges jointly called the Margaret McDermott Bridge over the Trinity River near downtown Dallas are going to collapse like the catastrophic bridge failure in Genoa, Italy, Tuesday. But it ...
5 days ago | City Hall
This is too spooky. They erased Dwaine Caraway. The very recently former Dallas City Council member’s name and image were expunged from City Hall the night after he pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges last week. Name plaque on the horsesh...
6 days ago | City Hall
This is a letter from Jim Schutze to: 42 Deep Ellum, LP, Al Rousan & Wared Corp, Clarence & Gina Anderson, Apartment Association of Greater Dallas, Mr. & Mrs. Richard Ashton, Victor Ballas, Jackie Bewley, Mason Brown III, Comerica Inc....
10 days ago | Education
There must be some ancient instinct buried somewhere in our Cro-Magnon genetic roots that makes people start squealing and whining like they’re going to die if you dare suggest there might be something wrong with their kids. And not just their own...
11 days ago | City Hall
Today the Dallas City Council goes into closed-door executive session, away from the eyes and ears of the taxpayers, to decide if the taxpayers should pick up the tab for the legal defense of City Council member Dwaine Caraway, who has been accuse...
13 days ago | City Hall
Anybody can claim anything in any lawsuit, but the suit filed last week accusing Dallas City Council Member Dwaine Caraway of corruption is not just any lawsuit. If Caraway can’t quickly pony up some persuasive public responses to these charges, h...