Politics

The Gays Are Attacking!

Jimmy Fowler
Gay panic is sweeping the land! This might be news, except that it’s the usual cast of hillbillies, teabaggers, right-wing Christians, and right-wing Christian hillbilly teabaggers (look for the latter category on the 2020 U....


Health Care Bill: Death To America?

Jeff Prince
While driving home from SXSW last night – traffic was a bitch all the way from Austin to Fort Worth dammit! – I was listening to talk radio because I was sick of music by that point. WBAP show host Bill Cunningham was descr...



Final Score: 219-212

Kristian Lin
With Northern Iowa’s victory over Kansas on Saturday, President Obama’s March Madness bracket is pretty well busted. However, I’m sure that the healthcare reform thing this weekend will soften the blow. At suc...


Justice Comes Too Late for Timothy Cole

betty.brink
“A good name is more desirable than great riches,” Governor Rick Perry said as he looked at the mother of Timothy Brian Cole, telling her that he was proud to “look you in the eye and tell you that I’m giving your son a...



Office of Civil Rights Clears FWISD

betty.brink
There’s little doubt that the Fort Worth ISD needed some good news to offset a couple of bouts of negative publicity over the past few months, first with its finance department’s embarrassing admission that the district ove...


Mayor Mike’s Midnight Hallucination

dan.mcgraw
Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief gave his State of the City Address this week, and predictably everything is fairly wunnerful in Cowtown. He sucked up to the TCU football program, talked about job growth and better roads all the ...



Fort Worth ISD Races Heat Up

betty.brink
The Fort Worth ISD trustees’ race — still two months away — has already heated up with the announcements this week that Ann Sutherland, who lives in Southwest Fort Worth, will run for the District 6 seat held by six-year ...


Crime Control District Board Dissolved by City Council

betty.brink
  Is it a power grab or just good government at work?   On Tuesday, the Fort Worth city council voted unanimously to dissolve the 14-year Crime Control and Prevention District board and replace the appointed members with — ...



Mad Hatter for Texas Guv

Jimmy Fowler
Now that Republican gubernatorial primary contender Debra Medina has told Glenn Beck she believes there are good arguments to be made that the U.S. government was involved in the 9/11 attacks, can we please please please stop p...


New Sheriff Armendariz Reads ‘Em Their Rights

Peter Gorman
Regional Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Dr. Al Armendariz made quite a splash last night at the February meeting of the North Central Texas Communities Alliance. Featured speaker Armendariz drew between 250 and 3...