Politics

Walter Dansby – In or Out?

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            “I’ve never heard anyone on this board say a negative word – ever — about Walter Dansby,” said Fort Worth schools trustee Carlos Vasquez, “But now that some of us want to hire him to fill ...


Sarah Palin Book Understates Obvious

Jeff Prince
Anyone who reads Blotch regularly knows that most of its contributors have little faith in Sarah Palin as a presidential candidate. And by “little” I mean none, nada, zilch, hell to the no, snap snap. So there’...



Historic Mayoral Forum

Jimmy Fowler
I can’t think of another Texas city that has used a horrible event like the summer 2009 Rainbow Lounge raid to accomplish so much good for its lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender citizens. And now comes a historic Fort Worth eve...


Joe Ross Left Out of FWST List of School District Supers

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In the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s long list of superintendents who have served the Fort Worth schools, published in today’s paper, one name was curiously left out:  Joe Ross.  Ross, a long-time district adminis...



Breaking News: Melody Johnson to Resign

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Fort Worth Weekly has just learned from Fort Worth school trustee Ann Sutherland that Superintendent Melody Johnson has told her board that she will be resigning effective September 19.   Johnson is in her sixth year as hea...


Palazzolo Case Continued

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                        A decision just released by the Texas Commissioner of Education on Joe Palazzolo’s appeal of his firing by Superintendent Melody Johnson has the effect of reinstating him to his ...



Breaking News — Joe Palazzolo Reinstated Pending Rehearing

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Breaking News. A decision just released by the Texas Commissioner of Education has the effect of reinstating Joe Palazzolo, whistleblower and former assistant principal at Arlington Heights High School, to his position as an e...


The Lambchop Candidate

Jimmy Fowler
Who says the Fort Worth mayoral race is unexciting so far? Candidate Dan Barrett has raised the bar for campaigning by releasing this YouTube ad featuring… wait for it… sock puppets. Hey, it got our attention, so mission ac...



Is Perry a Pinko Now?

Jimmy Fowler
Rick Perry has his panties in a wad over the federal government. Again. What did the Obama administration do this time? Surely they took away some hard-working Texan’s firearm, or ran some small business into the ground becau...


Bin Laden’s Geronimo Code Name Questioned

Jeff Prince
Native Americans are understandably pissed off after the U.S. military used “Geronimo” as the code name for Osama bin Laden during the raid to kill him. Syracuse’s The Post-Standard reports that Onondaga Natio...