Politics

Feral Hogs On Legislative Hit List

Jeff Prince
State legislators appear more eager than ever to get rid of feral hogs — the Texas House voted 137-9 to expand helicopter hunts. Good for them. Sometimes sentiment and intense resistance from PETA-types stand in the way o...


Schieffer Symposium on the News

Jimmy Fowler
With so many news outlets in different media competing for your attention, it’s more important than ever to keep perspective on all the information available in a crowded marketplace. TCU’s Seventh Annual Schieffer Symposiu...



A Small but Significant Win for Palazzolo

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It’s not a big win, but it’s a win nonetheless and Joe Palazzolo needs a few these days. The former assistant principal and whistleblower at Arlington Heights High School here whose firing by Superintendent Melody Johnson w...


Events to Remember MLK and a Century-old Massacre of African Americans

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In a night of unimaginable horror in late July of 1910 in Slocum Texas, a massacre of unarmed black farmers, shop owners and their families was carried out by armed whites, many who were members of the Ku Klux Klan. In the smal...



Nobel Peace Prize Winning Obama A Warmonger?

Jeff Prince
Sunday was the first day of spring, and Libertarian Party Chair Mark Hinkle sprung into action. First he probably trimmed his mustache. Then he emailed a statement accusing President Barack Obama of ignoring history by becoming...


“Star-T”‘s Sad “Exclusive”

Jimmy Fowler
Have you seen the “exclusive,” “one-on-one,” and “revealing” interview with Rick Perry featured on today’s Star-Telegram website? It’s a blog post written by former Star-T reporter Kevin Lyons; he now lives in A...



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 ...