Politics

Romney Fears Dubya’s Cooties

Jimmy Fowler
This is hilarious: George W. Bush, whose unpopularity in the GOP is second possibly only to Jimmy Carter’s, finally offered his gold-plated endorsement of a Republican presidential candidate. It was composed of four words (...


The Week in Gay Rights

Kristian Lin
What a month of May it’s been, huh? Let’s recap: Last week, Romney’s openly gay national security/foreign policy spokesman Richard Grenell resigned from the campaign amid disputed reports that he was pressured to stay in ...



Americans Like To Water

Andrew McLemore
The Arlington City Council killed a motion to enact permanent water restrictions after several residents lambasted the idea as “un-American.” The mayors of Fort Worth, Dallas, Irving and Arlington publicly called fo...


Bill Howard of Texas Lil Fame Dies Heroically

Jeff Prince
Bill Howard, a central figure in an alleged arson at Texas Lil’s Dude Ranch that drew national attention, died Saturday while helping a stranger who’d been injured in a highway accident. Howard was 55. He was driving in Bur...



Don McLeroy on “Colbert Report”

Jimmy Fowler
On balance, Texas probably doesn’t have more whack jobs and nut cases than other large states, but for some reason ours get more national attention, perhaps because they speak with a twang. On last night’s The Colbert Repo...


The Nuge Blows His Own Cover

Jimmy Fowler
You may have thought Ted Nugent was just a gripey gun owner, mediocre guitarist, and failed cook book author. But he is, apparently, right at the top of the Obama administration’s enemies’ list. At last weekend’s National...



City To Weigh Tobacco-Free Hiring Policy

Andrew McLemore
All those ashtrays surrounding Fort Worth City Hall could be a thing of the past if the City Council approved a proposal to stop hiring smokers. Mayor Betsy Price answered questions after Tuesday morning’s council meeting...


JR Martinez Rep for District 8 Revised

betty.brink
Five minutes ago, the Fort Worth schools board of trustees voted unanimously to name J. R. Martinez to fill the empty and new District 8 seat. Martinez will serve for a year, until the regular election in 2013. Fourteen people ...



Monday Night Fights FWISD Style

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Monday night, April 16, at 5:30 in the Fort Worth ISD board room, 2903 Shotts Street, the trustees will open a meeting that will, before the night is over, determine who will represent the redrawn District 8 until the spring of...


Dis-Connects Finally?

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Connects, the million dollar student accountability system owned by Tyler Technologies and leased to the Fort Worth schools that has never worked will finally be scrapped, according to Superintendent Walter Dansby who announced...