2nd Thought

Park and Pay … and Pay

Who's the sacrificial goat in this stock show deal?
DAN MCGRAW
Every day on my way to work and on many weekends as well, I pass by the Will Rogers Memorial Center. From my abode off Montgomery Street, cutting through the complex on Gendy Street shortens my trip to the office.


U.S. to Blame for Haiti?

TED RALL
As grim accounts of the earthquake in Haiti came in, the accounts in U.S. news media all carried the same sentence: “Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere.”



No Boundaries

E.R. BILLS
  I woke the morning of Dec. 28 to a big surprise. There was an inch of snow on the ground and on my tent. And it was still coming down.


More Latex Gloves?

Gwynne Dyer
It is the duty of public officials to “do something” whenever a new threat appears, even if there is nothing sensible to be done. If they don’t, the media will punish them severely. Ergo, the vigorous response...



You Want Fair?

DAN MCGRAW
Texas Christian University’s football program has achieved remarkable success in recent years. The Horned Frogs finished this year ranked fourth in the country – quite an accomplishment for a relatively small privat...


Kinky on the Farm

DAVE MCNEELY
With Houston Mayor Bill White in the Democratic race for governor, humorist/author Kinky Friedman has shifted his attentions to the race for agriculture commissioner.



A Gem in Southeast

WALTER H. WILLIAMS III
As board chairman of the Near Southeast Community Development Corporation, I appreciated Fort Worth Weekly‘s recent article about the city housing department (“Falling Down, Getting Back Up,” Oct. 21, 2009). B...


Transfer from If to When

DAN MCGRAW
Five years ago, no one in Fort Worth was thinking much about public transportation, particularly an inner-city streetcar system. Real estate developers, assuming that only poor people used mass transit, didn’t want any li...



Denial and Tragedy

SHARI JULIAN
When I heard about the Nov. 5 shootings at Fort Hood, I packed my bags for Killeen. As a former military wife, a military mom, and a clinician specializing in mass trauma, I suspected what I would find – not so much about...


Spending the Planet

E. R. BILLS
I’m not a big fan of most conservatives. Historically speaking, they are – to put it bluntly – too often on the wrong side of history.