Politics

Filmmaker for FW Mayor

Jimmy Fowler
The contest for Fort Worth mayor just got more interesting as North Texas experimental filmmaker Nicholas Zebrun, who is 27, filed this week to run as a candidate. Some of Zebrun’s expressed priorities are fairly boilerplate ...


Palazzolo Case Moves Closer to District Court

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Last night, the Fort Worth School Board voted to uphold hearing examiner Rick Rickman’s recommendation that embattled whistle blower and former Arlington Heights High School assistant principal Joe Palazzolo be terminated for...



Gingrich Returns: Pee-yew!

Jimmy Fowler
Is there a creepier politician around right now than Newt Gingrich? Even his face is offputting – the weird giant baby head, the soulless beady eyes, the bratty sneer of entitlement. He’s still big in right-wing think tank ...


Palazzolo Loses First Round

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It was not the outcome he wanted but it was the outcome he expected, said Jason Smith, attorney for Fort Worth ISD whistleblower Joe Palazzolo, given the fact that the judge was being paid by his opponent. Late Friday night he ...



Obama: “Evolving” on Gay Marriage?

Jimmy Fowler
One of the frustrations of being a liberal in America is that you have to wait for millions of your neighbors to recognize obvious injustice. Women barred from the vote, racial segregation, anti-gay sodomy laws — they...


Crank-Calling Scott Walker

Kristian Lin
Well, this is ballsy with a heaping side order of awesome sauce. Buffalo, N.Y. blogger Ian Murphy has gone viral for his prank phone call to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. The governor is currently embroiled in a battle over a bi...



Paradise Center Visitors Protest MHMR

Jeff Prince
“Honk for justice!” protesters yelled over and over as cars passed by on busy Hulen Street during today’s lunch hour. Protesters were waving  signs in front of the Tarrant County Mental Health and Mental Reta...


Palazzolo v FWISD Update

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The last day of the hearings on the former Arlington Heights High School assistant principal and noted whistleblower Joe Palazzolo’s appeal of his firing by the district was full of fireworks, the most explosive following the...



Your Tax Dollars at Work

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Remember when Trustee Judy Needham called her fellow Fort Worth school board member, Ann Sutherland, a “crazy old fool of a woman” because Sutherland had filed a protest with the Railroad Commission in order to stop Chesape...


Another FWISD Teacher is Threatened With Retaliation

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Blockbuster testimony today that Fort Worth school district lawyers threatened a friendly witness following his testimony yesterday on behalf of Joe Palazzolo may have blown the lid off the district’s entire case that Palazzo...