Politics

Rick Perry? Really?

Jimmy Fowler
Rick Perry – “Texan of the Year.” Really, Dallas Morning News? The paper’s citation is given annually to “a Texan who has had an uncommon impact; who exemplifies Texas traits of trailblazing, independence, and...


DADT Died, McCain Wept

Jimmy Fowler
Tomorrow morning (Dec 22) at 8:15am President Obama will sign the legislation to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Here’s what won’t happen: Helpless hetero Marines won’t get cornered by their predatory homo showermates. ...



Free Jafar Panahi!

Kristian Lin
Terrible news from Iran, as filmmaker Jafar Panahi has been sentenced to six years in prison and banned from making movies for the next 20. The director of The White Balloon and Offside was arrested last March but freed on bail...


“I Brake for BBQ. — God”

Jimmy Fowler
Looks like the Fort’s Christian vs. atheist skirmish has reached all the way to the New York Times. As I’ve said before – I’m a Catholic, but I’m also a gay man, so I have to side with the atheists on this one. How do...



Will FWISD Trustees Break Drilling Moratorium Deal Tonight?

betty.brink
Tonight, Tuesday, Dec. 14, a school board meeting will be held that  could affect gas drilling safety at 43 Fort Worth schools, almost half of them in the East and Southeast sides of the city. Parents and all interest...


No Labels: The Politics of Wuss

Jimmy Fowler
Have you heard about the new national political organization called No Labels? It’s a ragtag collection of journalists, pundits, and politicians who claim they support civility in campaigning and bipartisanship in government....



Will City Council End Streetcar Study?

Jimmy Fowler
The new urbanism website Fortworthology is predicting that anti-streetcar forces on the city council  – with Kathleen Hicks out of town and Mayor Moncrief voting with the “anti-“ faction – have the numbers to kill com...


Sharon Pate: 1, Melody Johnson: 0

betty.brink
In another setback for Fort Worth schools’ superintendent Melody Johnson, the Texas Education Agency this week cleared former Diamond Hill Elementary School math teacher Sharon Pate of the district’s charge that last spring...



Morality, Arlington Style

Jimmy Fowler
Arlington police recently put up a billboard on I-30 near Cooper Street that features the mug shots of men arrested during local prostitution stings. My first thought was: It’s a slight improvement on Puritan-style stocks, bu...


MLS Championship Preview

Kristian Lin
It’s eerie how similar the seasons of FC Dallas and the Texas Rangers have shaped up. Both teams had never won a playoff series before this year, and both chemistry-rich teams defied expectations (and beat opponents with ...