Politics

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

betty.brink
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...


GOP Blog Says Perry’s Office Helped Kill Play

Gayle Reaves
Journalism students at Tarleton State University have uncovered interesting developments in the question of how and why that college’s controversial production of “Corpus Christi” by Terrence McNally,  got ca...



Miller to Jones: “Not Impressed”

Jimmy Fowler
Memories aren’t the only things that light the corners of my mind – Jerry Jones’s hurt feelings do, too. When he told a questioner at an SMU event yesterday that Dallas, rather than Arlington, might’ve had Cowboys Stadi...


Victory for Kathleen Hicks

betty.brink
Chalk up a victory for the neighborhoods and Kathleen Hicks, city council representative from District 8 — and a resounding defeat for the rest of the council. Rita Vinson, representative of the Brentwood-Oak Hills Neighborho...



Will Sarah Palin Just Say No?

Jeff Prince
A pro-marijuana group from Nevada thinks Sarah Palin might be cool. She probably won’t be hot-boxing the hydro weed anytime soon — she said in 2008 that she tried pot and didn’t enjoy the high (unlike Clinton, she act...


Mountain Time Zone, Here We Come!

Kristian Lin
I may have to join the Tea Party over this. Gadling.com is reporting that President Obama is abolishing the Central Time Zone effective November 7, with Obama’s home state of Illinois and others joining Eastern Standard T...



Hutchison To Stay, Cows To Moo

Jimmy Fowler
The only thing surprising about Kay Bailey Hutchison’s announcement earlier today that she will serve out her Senate term was the brazenness of its explanations. Most people expected she would stay, because most people didn...


FW Streetcars in Trouble?

dan.mcgraw
Earlier this year, we wrote about why Dallas got a federal TIGER grant for its streetcar plan, but Fort Worth did not, even though both were included in a joint grant proposal. It was very easy to figure out what caused the rej...