Politics

Preliminary TAKS Scores Do Not Bode Well for FWISD

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Preliminary TAKS Scores Do Not Bode Well for FWISD by Betty Brink The Fort Worth schools’ preliminary rankings on the 2011 Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills, otherwise known as TAKS, have been released by the Texas Edu...


GLBT Community Hosts First Mayoral Candidates Forum June 1

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Don’t forget: Tomorrow night, June 1, from 5:30 to 7:30, Fort Worth mayoral run-off candidates Betsy Price and Jim Lane are scheduled to talk and field questions at a forum hosted by the North Texas GLBT Chamber of Com...



Perry to Weigh Prez Run

Jimmy Fowler
So Rick Perry, after saying he was absolutely not going to run for president, just said this morning that he will consider running for leader of the free world after the state legislature adjourns. Perry has a history of crony...


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...