Politics

The Sky isn’t Falling

Jimmy Fowler
I had to double-check the sky last night. There were no fiery horses stampeding from above. No dragons spewing pestilence. This dude gave nary a peep. I suspected that the ordination of Susan Slaughter as Fort Worth’s first f...


We Can be Heroes

Jimmy Fowler
Most of us love a story about an unlikely hero (male or female) who steps up to confront a horrifying crisis, neutralizes the situation, and saves lives in the process. But do we love that story enough to throw out the truth? A...



FW’s Trannie Budget Crisis

Jimmy Fowler
Lots of people are preening with moral outrage that FW city leaders will consider covering gender reassignment surgery in the employee health plans. That’s only one in a list of 20 recommendations by a post-Rainbow Lounge rai...


Smokers, Dippers, Chewers Unite!

Jeff Prince
When the state and federal governments started hiking tobacco taxes – a so-called sin tax — and driving the cost of cigarettes above $5 a pack, well, I got pissed. And when I get pissed, I spring to action. I’m li...



Hypocricy Thy Name Is Rick Perry

Jeff Prince
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram article on the 11 propositions passed by voters yesterday contained a quote that would be funny ha-ha if it weren’t so funny weird/tragic. The story describes how Texans stood tall in favor of pro...


Why is the city settling for a mere drop out of a million dollar bucket?

betty.brink
The Fort Worth City Council, facing a budget gap of $59 million that it closed by firing long-time workers and forcing pay cuts on those it kept along with cutting millions from various city services, many of which benefited lo...



Fighting the Good Fight

Jimmy Fowler
Here’s a big salute to Natalie Ellis, a 34 year old criminology student at UTA. A volunteer for the UTA Arlington Innocence Network, she didn’t pass up a case file on a 1997 Dallas murder that others had dismissed. Because ...


Dubya’s New Career Launches in FW

Kristian Lin
The next surreal chapter in the life of George W. Bush plays out here in Fort Worth on Monday. He’s starting his career as a motivational speaker! The all-day event at Fort Worth Convention Center also features Colin Powe...



President Obama Inhales Common Sense

Jeff Prince
What a difference a president makes. Under President Obama, the Justice Department said today that people who toke the ganja or distribute weed for medical purposes “should not face federal prosecution, provided they act acco...


Stockyards “Lame In”

Jimmy Fowler
Aw, man! Last week when I endorsed Queer Liberaction’s Saturday ”Queer Kiss In” at the Stockyards, I sure didn’t have the lame result in mind: Earnest LGBT activists impeded from joyous lip-locking by a clueless band of...