If it weren’t for bad news, there’d have been no news at all for the White House.
When Barack Obama writes his memoir, May of 2013 probably won’t rate as his favorite month. Even though the Texas Legislature was nearing the end of its tangled session when he visited, he may wish he’d spent a couple more ...
Women own more than half the new businesses on the Near Southside.
On a recent gusty but sunny Saturday afternoon, Magnolia Avenue was teeming with pedestrians. Parents were pushing strollers, dogs were pulling owners along on leashes, and buskers provided the outdoor soundtrack to the biannua...
An ex-city offical’s lawsuit shows how closed Mike Moncrief’s city hall was.
The Fort Worth City Council settled a lawsuit in April for $99,000 plus $1,125 in mediation costs. The decision served as a six-figure reminder of the not-so-distant reign of former Mayor Mike Moncrief, who ignored the city cha...
Lounging in our bathrobes as the world burns …
Sometimes I lie awake at night and ponder odd things. Usually it happens when my slumber has been interrupted in the small hours by a stray noise, a passing train, or a disagreement with something I ate. Then there’s a though...
Mary Kelleher’s first meeting as a Tarrant Regional Water District board member ought to be interesting. The political newcomer blasted the agency and incumbent board members during her campaign, and it’s doubtful they will...
Danny Swanson says the school district got rid of him because of his epilepsy.
Inside a two-story house in the Ryan Place neighborhood on the South Side, Danny Swanson slowly wheeled himself into his den. Awaiting his arrival were his two Scottish terriers languidly curled on a blue couch. The large but c...
Despite threats and abuse, Sharon Wilson has become a one-woman resource for the anti-fracking movement.
Don’t mess with Texas — TXSharon, that is, to use her online moniker. That’s the lesson the shale gas drilling companies have been learning since they got horse-riding, pickup-driving, fifth-generation Texan single mom Sh...
The Fort Worth Cats have struggled recently with an ownership change, diminished attendance, vendors grumbling about not being paid, management types walking off the job, and a stadium that needs sprucing up. Even the team’s ...
It’s a false choice.
John Bellinger is the last person you’d expect to criticize President Barack Obama for making too many drone strikes. It was he who drafted the (rather unconvincing) legal justification for targeted drone killings when he was...
Two bills to limit cities’ power over the gas industry aren’t moving now — but they might.
It’s a truism of the Texas Legislature that killing “bad” legislation is as important as passing the “good” kind. Under that theory, it would seem that critics of the shale gas industry would be celebrating the fact t...