Politics

Super Wants AHHS Whistleblower Fired

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It is not official yet — the Fort Worth school trustees as well as a Texas Education Agency hearings examiner will still have to hear his case — but if they uphold district superintendent Melody Johnson’s recommendation, ...


The Situation: Sarah Palin Booed

Jeff Prince
Sarah Palin’s appearance on Dancing With The Stars last night drew a mixed response from the audience. She’s a lightning rod simultaneously loved and loathed, just like George W. Bush or Barack Obama. The important ...



Perry Weasels Out of Debate

Jimmy Fowler
Un-freakin’-believable. It looks like Gov. Goodhair has indeed weaseled his way out of a debate with Democratic rival Bill White because of Perry’s specious demand that White release tax returns from 1993-95 when he was dep...


Near Southeast to Get New Housing — Finally

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Last week, the Texas Department of  Community Affairs Board approved a low income tax credit request from a developer from San Antonio, the NRP Group, to build 54 two- and three-bedroom, two-story houses in the Near Southeast ...



AHHS Whistleblower Suspended

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                        Fort Worth schools spokesperson Barbara Giffith confirmed today that former Arlington Heights High School assistant principal Joe Palazzolo, the whistle-blower in the recent Fort Wo...


The “Coward” Ad: Thoughts

Kristian Lin
By now you’ve probably seen the full-page ad, taken in out in various newspapers across Texas yesterday: Whatever you think of our governor, his tactics, or politics in general, this thing sure is attention-grabbing. That...



FWISD Administrators Put on Administrative Leave in AHHS Investigation

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In the Fort Worth schools’ investigation of alleged wrongdoings at Arlington Heights High School that is reported in this week’s paper, “Powder Keg,” the school district has just announced that former Heights pr...


Perry: Flying Robots Will Save Us

Jimmy Fowler
As you may have heard, Pres. Obama will arrive in North Texas this afternoon to attend an evening fundraiser at the Dallas home of a wealthy Democratic supporter. Gutless Democratic candidate for guv Bill White won’t meet wi...



Prop. 8 Struck Down

Kristian Lin
One day after a watershed moment for religious tolerance comes encouraging news from the other coast, as U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker rules California’s ban on gay marriages unconstitutional. The openly gay Bus...


Green Light for Ground Zero Mosque

Kristian Lin
It’s always nice when religious tolerance wins the day. Yesterday a New York City historical commission removed the last legal hurdle for the construction of the Córdoba Initiative, dubbed by the mainstream press as the Grou...