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Rick Perry's Manufactured Miraclenew

Rick Perry's Texas is a job-making, low-taxing oasis of prosperity. It's also pure fantasy.
Dallas Observer  |  Jim Schutze  |  10-06-2011  |  Policy Issues

Return To Sendernew

Mass deportation, strict border enforcement, amnesty. What will comprehensive immigration reform look like if the feds take action -- or if they don't?
Dallas Observer  |  Jim Schutze  |  12-28-2010  |  Immigration

Something Stinks About the Dallas Morning News' Position on Relocating Businessesnew

On March 26, The Dallas Morning News ran an unsigned editorial/op-ed column in its Sunday "Points" section suggesting the city resolve the problem of smelly rendering plants and unsightly scrap yards along the Trinity River downtown. The idea was painted as if it came from elected officials. But virtually all of the officials I contacted were opposed. Adamantly.
Dallas Observer  |  Jim Schutze  |  04-12-2010  |  Media

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

Dallas Acts Like it Supports Community Gardens, but That's Not the Real Truthnew

City officials adamantly deny they harbor any anti-organics bias and say they are committed to moving the entire city closer to organic methods of land management. But longtime local garden advocates insist City Hall has never given them anything but the back of the hand, beginning years before the recent spike in interest.
Dallas Observer  |  Jim Schutze  |  10-19-2009  |  Gardening

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

Getting Lost on the Neches Rivernew

Jim Schutze gets lost canoeing the Neches River, and finds the wildlife refuge Dallas wants to dam to secure its water supply.
Dallas Observer  |  Jim Schutze  |  04-27-2009  |  Environment

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

Dallas Independent School District is in the Holenew

Teachers get axed and parents fret as Dallas' school leaders scramble to cover a budget hole.
Dallas Observer  |  Jim Schutze and Robert Wilonsky  |  10-14-2008  |  Education

How Radio Show Host Howard Garrett Pushed Dallas to the Center of the Organic Gardening Movementnew

In 1989 when Garrett launched his first garden show on WBAP-820 AM, the "chemical-pusher" language barely matched the level of invective hurled at him by detractors. This was one tough town for an organic gardener.
Dallas Observer  |  Jim Schutze  |  07-21-2008  |  Gardening

Down-and-Dirty Developers Want Into Dallas' Inner Citynew

As the city council looks at rezoning, we're wary of the quick-money guys.
Dallas Observer  |  Jim Schutze  |  04-14-2008  |  Housing & Development

The Dwaine Caraway Shownew

Starring that new breed of politician who wants to root out your crack houses, close down your whorehouses and pull up your pants.
Dallas Observer  |  Jim Schutze  |  03-31-2008  |  Politics

DART Made a Billion-Dollar Goofnew

New train lines to cost $1 billion more than promised.
Dallas Observer  |  Jim Schutze  |  01-28-2008  |  Policy Issues

The Biggest Shoot-Out in Dallas' Political Historynew

One of the more incredible aspects of the Trinity toll road debate has been its ability to stir the passions of people not ordinarily interested in civic issues.
Dallas Observer  |  Jim Schutze  |  10-22-2007  |  Politics

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