Jim Schutze

Ashley Stanley: Council Gets Carried Away on Kingston Ethical Lapse

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / November 10, 2017 / 5 Comments

By Ashley Stanley Special Contributor Dallas City Council members engaged in a lengthy discussion on Wednesday about the so-called “Kingston ethical lapse.” The body was charged with voting on a recommendation from the Ethics Advisory Commission to reprimand Dallas City Council member Philip Kingston for using his city office to film a campaign video — […]

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To See State Fair’s Flying Monkeys, Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Mayor’s Office

By Jon Anderson / June 27, 2017 / 5 Comments

My headline is a riff on yesterday’s Jim Schutze piece over at the Observer titled, “Flying Monkeys Shield State Fair Contract Just When it Should Be Set on Fire.” If last year’s citywide kerfuffle about the Fair Park sweetheart deal Mayor Rawlings tried to give pal Walt Humann, complete with a $20 million per year […]

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Amanda Popken: Fate of Fair Park Hangs in the Balance Thursday

By Amanda Popken / August 3, 2016 / 5 Comments

[Editor’s Note: We’re hosting a robust conversation about the future of Fair Park here on CandysDirt.com ahead of the 8:30 a.m., Aug. 4 City of Dallas Park Board meeting that could help decide the iconic landmark’s fate.] UPDATE: We have the entire agenda, including the unabridged version of the Walt Humann proposal for managing Fair […]

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Can Mike Miles Whip DISD Into Shape as Fast as He Sold His North Dallas Home?

By Candy Evans / September 16, 2013 / 10 Comments

I would like to think so. There are so many varying opinions out there on his performance, and as for this last round of doo-doo,  I am still not sure I understand. What did Mike Mikes do that was so wrong and grounds for dismissal? Oh, he did not support his board, that’s it. And […]

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When Does Mosquito Spraying Do More Harm Than Good? Just Ask The Dead Bees in Dallas

By Joanna England / August 12, 2013 / 4 Comments

Some residents near White Rock Lake woke up to a tragedy – massive numbers of dead bees all over neighborhoods that were subject to ground spraying by the City of Dallas last night. Sure, I hate mosquitoes just as much as anyone else, and with a toddler, I’m really scared of West Nile Virus, but […]

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A Must-Read Local Column Sheds Light on the Museum Tower/Nasher Sculpture Garden/Fake Facebook Posting Fracas

By Candy Evans / August 8, 2013 / 4 Comments

Stop whatever you are doing and read this column by The Observer’s Jim Schutze. He asks the very same question I had when I first read the Dallas Morning News story over a week ago about Mike Snyder’s fake Facebook accounts. The question is: if the Dallas Morning News analyzed Snyder’s IP addresses (those are […]

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