Space isn’t the final frontier – Just the next arms race.
In the depths of the Cold War, as the arms race between the United States and Soviet Union escalated, the terrible benchmarks were recorded — nuclear test dates, the unveiling of new weapons systems, the brinksmanship of the ...
Cowtown’s emphasis on one era has left the rest of local history in the lurch.
The three swords once belonged to a U.S. Army officer of dragoons, back in the era when swords were serious weapons of war and not just graceful things used to cut cake at weddings and to show off at fancy military drills.
No one can accuse the Dallas Cowboys’ Jerry Jones of being a bad businessman. On the contrary, he is quite a genius.
In their ongoing obsession with Dallas, Cowtonians love to play it up big any time we beat the Beast to the East. But a recent study about the number of same-sex couples in the two cities doesn’t seem to have most locals ...
Eastside activists join a growing line of folks worried about gas-drilling waste products.
The two neighborhood activists were worried that high-speed truck traffic and spilled sand from a gas well were creating dangerous conditions along East First Street, between the Trinity River bottoms and Oakland Boulevard.
While Gov. Rick Perry was off stumping in Iowa on behalf of Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani, district-by-district political skirmishes were going on at home in Texas.
Someone tell J.R. Ewing that the Texas city he helped make famous is being knocked off the marquee for an even better soap opera. (Cue the music). It’s Mansfield that surely will be topping the melodrama charts over the n...
Unusual in a Cowtown race, District 9 candidates get their hands dirty.
Local city council races have generally followed the “Fort Worth Way” as politicos like to call it, with candidates and their handlers playing nice and keeping to a minimum all that underhanded stuff that they do in...
The Mansfield mayor’s sex-offender crusade keeps getting punctured.
Fort Worth’s suburban cities seem to have a real penchant for wacky political melodrama — dirty movie wars in Kennedale, endless infighting in White Settlement, an old-folks’ uprising in Haltom City.
E. R. BILLS
On Oct. 4, 1992, an 18-year-old dental assistant named Marion Ploch was driving to work near the German city of Erlangen. She lost control of her car and crashed into a tree. Local doctors spent four days trying to save her, bu...