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Franks Cleared

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On Thursday, Western Hills High School sociology teacher Kristopher Franks was cleared of all wrongdoing by interim Fort Worth schools superintendent Walter Dansby in a case that flared up last week when Franks sent a student, ...


Civil Rights Lawsuit Postponed for Another Day

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  Last night the Fort Worth ISD voted 5-4 to table the latest redistricting plan that would have weakened minority voting strength in probably three of four minority-majority districts, according to opponents. (See Civil Right...



Civil Rights or Civil Rights Lawsuit? FWISD Board to Decide Tonight

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It’s called “cracking” by the courts, long-time civil-rights lawyer Jason Smith wrote in an op-ed piece recently in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. It is a tactic used often by highly politicized local and state redistricti...


Is Rick Perry Dumb? Duh!

Jimmy Fowler
Ever since the website Politico published a story last month asking Is Rick Perry Dumb?, a flurry of media opinionators have declared the question unfair. There are different ways of being intelligent, they said. Not everyone h...



The Race is On for District 90

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Carlos Vasquez, Fort Worth school board member since 2008, has thrown his hat into another political ring: challenging state representative Lon Burnam in the Democratic primary for the District 90 seat Burnam has held for the p...


FWISD in Palazzolo Case Claims Racial Misidentification by Hearing Examiner a “Typo”

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  The Fort Worth school district through its attorney, Walsh Anderson, recently filed a petition in the 348th District Court appealing the Commissioner of Education’s order to the board to reinstate former administrator and ...



Obama Misses Point

Jeff Prince
The stock market is in a freefall, losing 5 percent of its value today. Meanwhile, President Obama has been blaming the messenger ever since Standard & Poor’s knocked down the United States’ credit rating a notc...


Palazzolo is Back on the Payroll

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 Joe Palazzolo, former Arlington Heights High School assistant principal turned whistle blower, is back on the payroll of the Fort Worth school district  — plus he will be given a check for the back pay and benefits th...



Gambling With Taxpayers’ Money

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 On the advice of its attorneys from the Houston law firm of Walsh Anderson, Fort Worth school trustees on Tuesday night voted 6-2 to appeal in district court the orders of the Commissioner of Education to reinstate former Ar...


Stage West Does Mamet

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s “Stage” page features an interview with Dana Schultes, a longtime Fort Worth actor at Stage West who directed the company’s current production of David Mamet’s November. Two short video promos – one here...