2nd Thought
By Greg Rivera

100 Years of Painting

Decades of experience will come together in this Gallery Night pop-up exhibit by David F. Gibson and Greg Rivera.
Jeff Prince
It’s taken 50 years, but two of Fort Worth’s most outstanding (and still living) modern painters will finally exhibit their work together. On Saturday, David F. Gibson and Greg Rivera’s One Hundred Years of Painting will ...


Critical Thinking

A local writer believes we are the answer to our problems.
I’m beginning to think that we Americans have lost our critical thinking skills. Or maybe our hearts are just too broken to revive them. Or maybe we have all decided that the state of our union is so out of whack that we’ve...

Gayle Reaves

Weekly Editor Departs

Gayle Reaves
Pardon me while I catch my breath. I’ve never been let go from a job before. I suppose it’s something just to be able to say that, after 40-plus years in an industry as volatile as journalism. Gaining new experiences has al...


Lost in Hospitallandia

It’s a scary place, where the point isn’t always to help people get better.
After multiple back surgeries and as her arthritis and chronic pain worsened, my wife was able to do less and less, but we still had a life. We went out, saw friends, watched old movies, took pleasure in each other’s company....


Budget Wars

Will the legislature cut taxes or fund schools or leave local governments holding the bag or … ?
The battles over budget priorities that the Texas Legislature goes through every two years are already well under way, on many fronts. Some, including Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick the Senate’s new presiding officer, say ta...

Trinity River Tubers

Safety First

Is glitter going before concern for water quality on the Trinity?
I finally found the opportunity to visit the Amon Carter Museum of American Art and enjoy Terry Evans’ photographic exhibit, Meet Me at the Trinity. The impressive work, commissioned by the museum, represents a vision of a ri...


The Meaning of Paris

After French policeman Ahmed Merabet was killed outside the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris last week, his brother Malek said, “My brother was Muslim, and he was killed by two terrorists, by two false Muslims. Islam is a relig...


Goodhair Moves On

Over the 26 years he was Texas agriculture commissioner, John C. White developed a saying: At a political funeral, it’s better to be a pallbearer than a corpse. White died in 1995, but he’d have been intrigued to see the su...

Oil Prices

Frost Bite

Perry’s frozen gas tax hurts transportation, schools.
Outgoing Republican Gov. Rick Perry’s consistent response to calls to raise the state’s gas tax has truly been, “My way or the highway.” And “my way” prevailed over “the highway” — at least, if you’re for hi...


Owning Up

Being honest with ourselves about race is the starting point.
I’ll always love my Great Aunt Flossie. As a youngster, rocking on her front porch in Galveston, I sat enthralled, listening to her yarns about the Pirate Jean Lafitte’s hidden treasure chest of gold doubloons still buried ...