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Curtain Comes Down on Class Act

Peter Gorman
On Thursday, June 5, Lon Burnam announced that he will not take his lawsuit–which dealt with how mail-in ballot applications were acquired in the recent Democratic primary–to the federal level, ending three months o...


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It’s Hard Out There for a Gay Republican

JIMMY FOWLER
Sigh. For the umpteenth time, the Texas GOP has denied Republican LGBT groups the chance to set up info booths at the state party convention, which will happen next weekend here in Fort Worth. Memo to convention planners: Ignor...



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Weather Channel Bending To Joel Burns Storm

Jeff Prince
The Weather Channel has bowed to the viral weight of Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns after it crossed Twitter swords with him this week. The station is making changes based on the councilman’s complaints about the s...


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Tarrant Regional Water District Board To Censure Mary Kelleher?

Jeff Prince
Board member Mary Kelleher has spent the past year poking and prodding for public documents and insisting on more transparency among her peers at the Tarrant Regional Water District. She presented herself as a regular person tr...



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Dolores Huerta Speaks at the Rose Marine

JIMMY FOWLER
With issues like the dissolving middle class, dramatic income disparities, equal pay for women, and living wages for service sector workers now back on the table, the time couldn’t be better to hear from an old-school labor a...


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Rick Perry Goes Donor-, Er, Job-Poaching

JIMMY FOWLER
With today’s announcement that Rick Perry will return to New York to woo business owners down to Texas, I trust that the governor will try very hard to represent himself well. No yammering about states’ rights, no mention o...



WILLIE NELSON BETTER FIND HIS OLD HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL HELMET IF HE PLANS TO POKE HIS HEAD IN THE TEXAS GUBERNATORIAL RACE.

Wendy Davis Uses Icon, Barbecue To Entice Voters

Jeff Prince
Wendy Davis is calling in the big guns in her attempt to become the next governor of Texas. The former Fort Worth city councilwoman and state senator is combining two Texas legends — barbecue and Willie Nelson — to ...


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Algebra II? But the Toilet’s Running!

JIMMY FOWLER
The headlines from yesterday’s state House hearing on Texas’ new high school curriculum were so deliciously snicker-worthy: “Texas lawmakers debate new curriculum that’s too complicated for them.” Texas, like the U.S....



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“Cosmos”: Sorry but Science is Boring!

JIMMY FOWLER
All forward-thinking people are supposed to be aggressively pro-science and super-STEM-y these days, to keep our children primed for competition in the global arenas of engineering and biomedical research. But I can’t keep qu...


MARK TWAIN WON'T BE ATTENDING THE WILDCATTER EXCHANGE BUT HIS SPIRIT WILL.

Will You Love The Wildcatter Exchange? May Be

Jeff Prince
If you missed the first Woodstock, first Bonnaroo, first ACL fest, and other great cultural “firsts,” well, now’s your chance to say you were at the first Wildcatter Exchange weekend festival (You can only say...