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Fort Worth and Dallas Filed a Joint Application for Federal Funds but Dallas Got the Nodnew

Although Fort Worth and Dallas had submitted a joint application for modern streetcar lines, the U.S. Department of Transportation handed $23 million to Dallas and not a red cent to Fort Worth.
Fort Worth Weekly  |  Dan McGraw  |  03-07-2010  |  Commentary

Do Primary Voting Numbers Spell a GOP Trend?new

Say these words: Governor Rick Perry, four more years. Why are we predicting the return of Mr. Hot Hair to office? Well, he's leading the polls in his primary race and, so far, turnout in the GOP primary appears to be running higher than Democratic turnout.
Dallas Observer  |  Patrick Williams  |  03-01-2010  |  Commentary

Why is Dallas City Hall Trying to Bury the Burgeoning Farmers Market Movement?new

How many people in Dallas know that our downtown farmers market is outclassed and outperformed by the farmers market in Detroit? Or that Dallas is way deeper into government control and regulation of farmers markets than Detroit?
Dallas Observer  |  Jim Schutze  |  12-28-2009  |  Politics

Good News -- Really -- From the Dallas City Hall Corruption Trialnew

There may be a way to look at this terribly depressing City Hall corruption trial now under way in federal court and come away feeling optimistic. And I'm not talking about watching the trial while drunk.
Dallas Observer  |  Jim Schutze  |  08-10-2009  |  Commentary

A Developer Brings Jobs to Dallas' Black Community -- That Makes Him Racist?new

Richard Allen, major developer of Dallas' "inland port" shipping center, didn't agree to put State Senator Royce West on his payroll. The Dallas Morning News and Michael Morris of the North Central Texas Council of Governments have started calling him a racist. Have they no shame?
Dallas Observer  |  Jim Schutze  |  04-27-2009  |  Commentary

George W. Bush, Texas' Prodigal Son, Returnsnew

George W. Bush is returning here to live, and that means people in our community are going to have to live with him. So my question remains: How?
Dallas Observer  |  Jim Schutze  |  01-12-2009  |  Commentary

Laying Down the Unwelcome Mat for Bushnew

The Bushes, W. and Laura, are moving into our 'hood. OK, not exactly our neighborhood, but in the same ZIP code and four miles to the east.
Dallas Observer  |  Patrick Williams  |  12-15-2008  |  Commentary

How County Chair Jonathan Neerman Plans to Ease the Dallas GOP's Woesnew

Although Neerman offers no apologies, he knows that frustration within the party is at an all-time high, and people are searching for someone to blame. Rather than hide in his cushy downtown office while the GOP faithful grab their pitchforks, Neerman decided instead to schedule an open-mic night and confront his detractors face to face.
Dallas Observer  |  Sam Merten  |  12-08-2008  |  Politics

Turning Houston Bluenew

If Democrats hope to once again win statewide elections in Texas, they first must takeover the state's biggest city. Toward that end, Dems are pouring lots of money into a coordinated campaign to sweep Harris County this year. And everything was seemingly going their way -- until Hurricane Ike hit.
The Texas Observer  |  Dave Mann  |  10-22-2008  |  Politics

Sticks and Stonesnew

Dallas police Chief David Kunkle has to fight crime with the tools the city council will give him.
Dallas Observer  |  Jim Schutze  |  11-07-2005  |  Commentary

Palefaces at Their Worstnew

When they come down to City Hall for council meetings, why don't the white people know how to behave?
Dallas Observer  |  Jim Schutze  |  09-26-2005  |  Commentary

Hillary Clinton Strikes Gold in Bush Countrynew

The senator from the bluest of states collects the greenest of dollars from, of all places, Texas. In fact, the heart of Bush country has ranked second this year only to New York in filling her coffers.
The Village Voice  |  Kristen Lombardi  |  07-29-2005  |  Politics

Texas Begins Probe Into Dallas Dealingsnew

Dallas City Hall is investigated for some good old-fashioned corruption. Witnesses say it has oppressed legitimate businesses, solicited work for off-duty cops and pressured businesses into paying bribes.
Dallas Observer  |  Jim Schutze  |  06-06-2005  |  Politics

The Right's Stuff: Conservative Warriors Attack Left on Its Own Turfnew

The sign being carried in front of Halliburton headquarters reads, "Uncle Osama wants you to vote for John Kerry." What the hell? The right-wing group Protest Warrior is protesting anti-Halliburton protesters from the Dallas Peace Center.
Dallas Observer  |  Robert Wilonsky  |  09-13-2004  |  Politics

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