Politics

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...


Right Wing Tries to Roll Back Hate

Kristian Lin
You’ve heard all the stories by now. You’ve heard about the spitting. The racial slurs. The death threats. The bricks thrown at windows. The insults lobbed at bereaved little kids and Parkinson’s patients. Now the Republi...



Joe Biden, Obama, Emanuel Are Axis Of Evil Tongues

Jeff Prince
For a Harvard educated president who prides himself on being well spoken, Barack Obama surely does promote vulgar and unimaginative language. Yesterday’s F-bomb by VP Joe Biden is the latest in Camp Obama’s continuing attac...


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 ...