Four columns by Dallas Morning News Watchdog Dave Lieber were cited by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists as among the best in the U.S. for 2022. A complete listing of all winners here.

Here they are:

“They named a school after him and now they’re not sure if students can read his book”

In Southlake Carroll ISD, they originally named George Dawson Middle School after the grandson of a slave. But as the school board became ultra-politicized, pressure came down from up high that parts of the late Dawson's book was a problem. Here's the inside story:

George Dawson has a terrific autobiography.


“Pregnant woman says her fetus should count as a passenger in HOV lanes. She got a ticket.”

The story of the pregnant mom who insisted to police that gave her a ticket that her unborn fetus, under Texas law, should count as the second required passenger in the HOV lane went viral.


“Texas DPS Director Steven McCraw should resign”

Dave has covered the Texas Department of Public Safety honcho for a decade. In this award-winning piece, he says enough is enough.


“A blog post shows how insurance companies can delay paying claims to help themselves”

As soon as Dave contacted the law firm about this outrageous blog post, it was removed. But here it is. You won't believe the candor! Unfortunately, it's wicked.

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