Politics

JR Martinez Rep for District 8 Revised

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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...


School District News That Didn’t Make the Print Edition (With a Correction)

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Dansby’s recycled consultant Superintendent Walter Dansby raised a few eyebrows this week when he hired an educator with a questionable educational history, Mary Bull, as a consultant. Bull was fired as superintendent in ...



Ron Paul at Will Rogers

Jimmy Fowler
Of all the Republican primary candidates who never had a snowball’s chance at the nomination, Ron Paul is easily the most interesting on the stump. I get his appeal to college age kids, like the area chapter of Youth For Ron ...


UNT Students Rally For Women

Andrew McLemore
A cross-section of UNT student groups gathered around the Denton Courthouse on Saturday afternoon to protest the “War on Women” waged by the Grand Ole Party in Texas and across the country. About 40 students waved s...



Molly Moncrief Among Auction Items?

Jeff Prince
A silent auction on April 5 might offer an unusual collection of propaganda material, including the comical portrait of former mayor Mike Moncrief with his beloved gas wells protruding from his noggin like Molly the longhorn. T...


Texas Women’s Health Care Dies Under Perry’s Scalpel

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On Thursday, more than 130,000 Texas women faced the unthinkable. They lost access to their primary care health provider because a small cadre of Republican legislators decided that “small government” really means small eno...



Librotraficante Readings

Jimmy Fowler
When push comes to shove, one thing most Americans can come together for is free speech –– we might not like what the other side is saying, but we’ll usually grudgingly defend their right to say it. A really big First Ame...


Rally Today to Support Women’s Health in Texas

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At 2 p.m. this afternoon, Planned Parenthood and the  “women’s health express” will be coming to Fort Worth to protest “attacks on women’s health and family planning” in this state,  Steve Maxwell, head of...