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Jim Schutze is a recipient of the National Association of Black Journalists’ award for commentary, the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies’ national award for best commentary twice and Lincoln University’s national Unity Award for writing on civil rights and racial issues three times. In 2011 Schutze was admitted to the Texas Institute of Letters in recognition of his career as a journalist and author. Schutze was a columnist for the Dallas Observer from 1998 to 2020, Dallas bureau chief of the Houston Chronicle from 1996 to 1998. From 1978 to 1991 Schutze was the metropolitan page columnist for the Dallas Times Herald. In the early 1990s, he wrote six nonfiction books including, The Accommodation: The politics of race in an American City and Bully, which was the basis for a controversial film directed by Larry Clark. Two of his books were finalists for the national Edgar Allen Poe award for crime writing. Schutze is 126 years old.

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Schutze Price
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The Accommodation Tanked 30 Years Ago. It’s Time to Try Again.

Why it was time for the essential 1987 book on Dallas race relations to get a new life.
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Local News

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U. Reneé Hall goofed up early and often. Here’s how to tell if Dallas’ next top cop is up to the task.
Billy Earl Dade Middle School
Education

The Most Important School in Texas

Dade Middle School was a disaster. Then it showed legislators what education reform (and testing) can achieve.
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Local News

How Oncor Made a Killing at White Rock Lake

Oncor's clear-cutting at the Old Fish Hatchery was likely legal, but we the people still have recourse.

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Local News

Odd Online Shenanigans in District 2 School Board Runoff

Then again, shenanigans aren't really a federal offense, are they?
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Local News

Like Father, Like Son: Two Parks Saved, 20 Years Apart

Jesse Moreno, Sr. fought to save a park from gangs. Now his son is saving one from the money.
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Education

‘Non-Partisan’ School Board Runoff Is Partisan-‘Til-You-Drop

But is the challenger, Nancy Rodriguez, even the Democrat she claims to be?
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Education

After Pandemic Learning Loss, Not Everybody Thinks Lower Goals for Dallas Kids Are a Great Idea

New Dallas ISD board member Joe Carreon wonders who would be helped by lowered expectations: the kids or the adults?
Monte Anderson
Real Estate

One Dallas Developer’s Secret: Bigger Isn’t Always Better

Monte Anderson scorns public subsidies and invests in neighborhoods most developers run from. He hasn't lost yet.