Politics

Tea Parties, Racism and Eddie Griffin

Gayle Reaves
When Eddie Griffin wrote back in March in the Weekly’s 2nd Thought space about the racism reported on behalf of protesters during the debate over the healthcare reform bill, his column drew a lot of response, including fr...


A New Era for TCCD?

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The Breaking Point in DISH

Gayle Reaves
Mayor Calvin Tillman of DISH, who has led the fight to reveal and contain the environmental damage to his town from the gas drilling industry, posted this e-mail on Tuesday night: It is with great difficulty that I post this me...


“Sex and the City 2: Gays and Cliches”

Jimmy Fowler
With scathing reviews and disappointing holiday box office, it looks like a herd of loyal female and gay male fans couldn’t save Sex and the City 2 from being labeled a massive flop. The trailers made the movie look wretched,...



Let Us (Not) Pray

Jimmy Fowler
The first line of this Star-T piece on the dispute over National Day of Prayer leaves no doubt as to where the reporter’s sympathies lie: “Federal Judge Barbara Crabb may wear a black robe and wield a gavel, but she isn’t...


Hot FWISD Board Race to be Decided Saturday

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Tomorrow, May 8, is Election Day for four Fort Worth ISD single-member districts. Up for grabs are the seats held by incumbents Judy Needham, District 5, Christene Moss, District 3, Jean McClung, District 2, and Chris Hatch, Di...



Council Rejects Citizens in Favor of Pawnshops

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            A contentious Fort Worth city council meeting ended late Tuesday night with the council voting 7-2 to overturn a 2006 ordinance designed to keep pawnshops, most of which have payday lending operations wit...


Media: Obama Elusive, ‘Thin-Skinned’

Jeff Prince
George W. Bush was mocked for many things, including taking more vacation days than any other president, holing up at his Texas ranch for long stretches, and avoiding news reporters who had the irritating habit of asking tough ...



Perry’s Got a Gun

Jimmy Fowler
Oh, lord. To borrow a phrase from Pres. Obama: The “silly season” of the Texas governor’s race has officially begun. Rick Perry revealed to the A.P. that he killed a coyote with one smooth shot while jogging in a hilly a...


Fort Worth ISD Candidates to Duke it Out Thursday

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A forum for candidates running in one of the hottest Fort Worth ISD board races in recent memory will be held this Thursday, April 29, at the Wedgewood Baptist Church, Rm 130-B from 6 until 7:30 pm.         The church is...