Politics

Mayor (Not Named Mike) Gets Tough On Polluters

Jeff Prince
Texas Monthly’s glowing, in-depth feature story on outgoing Houston Mayor Bill White (“The Great White Hope,” December 2009) describes a hard-working, go-getting, populist politician who comes across as fairly rem...


Trinity Visions

Jimmy Fowler
Tree huggers, owl savers and local historians, take note – tonight (Monday) at 9pm is when KERA TV Channel 13 airs its original documentary ”Living with the Trinity.” The hour-long doc focuses on an eight year period (196...



Today’s Most Gruesome Story

Peter Gorman
Times are tough here, but in some parts of the world they’re considerably tougher. Today’s most gruesome story comes out of the Guardian, a British paper, which reported on the arrests of several members of a gang i...


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 ...