Politics
gunposter

Why Did TCU Nix the “Fully Loaded” Flier?

JIMMY FOWLER
In terms of political issues, I probably disagree with the right-wing student group Young Americans for Freedom on most things. In terms of the ongoing national debate over gun rights, I definitely disagree with them –– I s...


DAVID DEWHURST

David Dewhurst Learns (Wrong) Lesson

Jeff Prince
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst’s recent foot-in-mouth moment, when he was recorded trying to use his name and position to bully an Allen police officer into giving a relative special treatment, taught the Texas Republican an imp...



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Rick Perry Takes Bold Stands Against Reality

JIMMY FOWLER
I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to worry about Rick Perry. For a long time, his states’ rights/secessionist shtick looked loony, but you could explain it as playing to the rabid Texas Republican base. His hillbil...


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Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst Yanks Allen Police’s Chain For Relative’s Sake

Jeff Prince
There is no reality television program on this evening that’s more simultaneously entertaining, fascinating, painful, and off-putting than this just-now-blowing-up recording of Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst throwing his weight...



tedcruz

Cruz Visits North Texas, Isn’t Assailed by Birthers

JIMMY FOWLER
Does anyone have a cigarette? I know this counts as TMI, but I’m still experiencing an almost post-coital glow over the news that Tea Party bad boy Ted Cruz has a real birth certificate problem. His would be markedly differe...


moss

Moss Elected School Board President

Eric Griffey
At last night’s school board meeting, trustees elected a new slate of officers, with Christene Chadwick Moss as the new board president. Moss, who has served on the board since 1990, takes over for Judy Needham, who serve...



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Texas Republicans Versus New York

Eric Griffey
Governor Rick Perry has been on the warpath against other states. He’s taken out radio ads in Illinois, California, and New York trying to convince businesses to move to deep in the heart of Texas. Well, one New Yorker ha...


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Ann Sutherland Posts School District Raises

Eric Griffey
On her blog, school board trustee Ann Sutherland posted a link to a spreadsheet listing 111 raises given to Fort Worth school district central office employees. She did not list any employees’ names, but did include their...



WHO'S THE CROWD THERE TO SEE? EVERYONE KNOWS IT'S WENDY. (all photos by Jeff Prince)

Wendy Davis, Stand With Texas Women Bus Tour Hits Fort Worth

Jeff Prince
The tour bus was parked a mere 25 feet from the stage, and the crowd pressed close to the guardrails, dozens deep, waiting in torrid heat and humidity, sweat patterns soaked through their orange T-shirts as they waved makeshift...


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BREAKING NEWS

Confrontation at the Water District
GAYLE REAVES
Mary Kelleher was elected just a few weeks ago to the board of the Tarrant Regional Water District, on a platform of demanding transparency from the agency. Last Friday, she found out just how hard that job will be. In a letter...