Politics

“GasLand” Director Arrested!

Kristian Lin
Quasi-local film news: Josh Fox, the director of GasLand and a former Weekly profilee, was arrested this morning for trying to film a Congressional committee meeting on fracking and drinking water contamination. Apparently, the...


Crooner Collects Key To City

Jeff Prince
OK, settle down, the photo caption above is just a joke, people. It’s inspired by the antagonism directed toward JT Hodges by local musicians. In some folks’ opinion, Fort Worth native and Nashville songwriter Hodge...



Dansby’s It

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To no one’s surprise, the Fort Worth school board tonight gave interim school superintendent Walter Dansby the job permenantly and wrote him into the history books.  He is the first African American to hold the job.  ...


Dansby?

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Yesterday the Fort Worth school board narrowed its search for a new superintendent to one candidate. While the board is playing it close to the vest by not releasing the name of the lucky pick, those close to the process believ...



Tatum Makes It Official

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Rev. Kyev Tatum, minister, head of the local chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and co-founder of the Black, Brown and Tan Coalition, will officially kick off his campaign to be the Democratic nominee for ...


Rick Perry vs. The Gays

Kristian Lin
This is pretty sad. Our governor is trying to resurrect his gaffe-prone presidential campaign by appealing to Iowa’s evangelical voters, and he has chosen gay-baiting as a way to do that. Yesterday Perry assailed the Obam...



FW Board President Resigns

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The Fort Worth school district announced today that board president Ray Dickerson resigned his position effective tomorrow, December 8.  Dickerson reported his decision by letter today to board Secretary T. A. Sims, citing hea...


Reyna Removes Her Name from FW Super Contest

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Sylvia Reyna, chief of administration for the Fort Worth school district who has been promoted by a group of LULAC members to be considered for the next superintendent of the district, officially took her name out of considerat...



Tatum Throws Hat in Crowded Ring

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Exhorting the image of Rosa Parks, the civil rights icon who on December 1, 1955, refused to give up her seat on a city bus in Birmingham Alabama and changed the course of history in this country, the Reverend Kyev Tatum announ...


If Rick Perry Becomes President Can He Secede?

Jeff Prince
Gov. Rick Perry figured he’d make a fierce run at the presidency, win the Republican nomination, and then even if he somehow lost to Barack Obama a year from now, he’d return to Texas with a higher national profile,...