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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...


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DOMA, Prop. 8 Are Dead

Kristian Lin
Despite his latest venture, this isn’t such a good day for Rick Santorum and the rest of the “we hate gays” lobby, as the national headlines are dominated by the Supreme Court striking down the Defense of Marr...



David Dewhurst

Anti-Abortion? Nah, More Like “Pro-Coat Hanger”

JIMMY FOWLER
A historic and deceitful bid by Texas’ fringiest right-wing lawmakers (i.e., Republicans) to shut down the state’s legal, licensed abortion providers was met with appropriate outrage yesterday: Over 700 people –– mostly...


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The Modern and The ‘Phibs Present “This House”

JIMMY FOWLER
Americans like to harumph that they’re sick of the dysfunction in the U.S. Congress –– too many special interests, career ambitions, dubious backroom deals, and above all, too many elected officials who disdain consensus ...



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Nuns on the Bus Roll Through North Texas

JIMMY FOWLER
You don’t have to be Catholic or even spiritually minded to get a kick out of the activist group that calls itself Nuns on the Bus. This rolling collection of ordained Catholic sisters has been profiled everywhere from 60 Min...


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Allah Loves High School Football, Too

JIMMY FOWLER
While the cheerleaders of Kountze High School in southeast Texas may believe God is on their side, it seems Kountze ISD isn’t: District officials announced this week they would appeal a state court judgment that said signs wi...