Blotch

Gen Text: Kids Getting ‘Faced

Jeff Prince
I was visiting a friend a couple of Saturdays ago, the same day that the Texas Tech Raiders were hosting the Rice Owls in a football game. My friend’s teen-aged son is a freshman at Tech and throughout the day he sent text me...


Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn Ya

Jeff Prince
Those controversial red-light cameras just keep on coming. The city of Fort Worth tell us that nine more red-light cameras will be added to the 25 cameras already scattered around Fort Worth. In the past, cities that wanted to ...



In the City

Jimmy Fowler
This Friday night, UTA is hosting a chat by urban economic theorist Richard Florida. If listening to ideas about regional economies and urban redevelopment sounds like a snoozer of a way to spend a weekend night, well, you donâ...


Push Dogs, Pandas Off Same Cliff

Jeff Prince
British naturalist Chris Packham surprised quite a few people when he said pandas are doomed and should be allowed to become extinct. Rather than spending millions of dollars to save a hopeless species, people should support ot...



Toilt Paper on Fire

dan.mcgraw
Breaking news on the Star-Telegram website: “Burleson Elementary school evacuated after toilt paper set ablaze” It was just one roll of the toilt paper burning at Taylor Elementary School. But it was the first time ...


(Nearly) Free Beer!

Anthony Mariani
Tomorrow night (Wednesday) from 5 to 7 p.m., Rahr & Sons Brewery will open its doors to the unwashed for a tour and sampling. On tap will be some of the Fort Worth brewery’s award-winning beers, including a porter and one...



Soul of City Hall

Jimmy Fowler
The often dreary workaday business at City Hall just got a shot of “Yummy!”: The “Star-T” reports today that Drew’s Place, the popular 22 year old Lake Como soul food establishment run by Drew Thomas, has secured a co...


Historic Fort Worth Exhibit Wrapping Up

Anthony Mariani
Preservation is the Art of the City is an art show and sale whose proceeds benefit preservation programs at Historic Fort Worth, a nonprofit agency devoted to preserving local historic sites such as Thistle Hill and the McFarla...



Tom Delay Finally Jumped the Shark

eric.griffey
Here he is on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. For one night, forget the fact that he took money from lobbyists, embezzled money, and was generally one of the most corrupt, pandering politicians in recent memory… and g...


Off Asides on Dallas Cowboys

Jeff Prince
My colleague Peter Gorman erroneously predicted that the New York Giants would beat the Dallas Cowboys. Sorry, Peter, but the Giants didn’t do squat. Tony Romo beat the Cowboys. I’m always interested to see what my friend J...