No More Pours at the Panther

Over the weekend, the Panther City Coffee shop closed down. Yet another cool, independent coffee shop has fallen prey to the Fort’s insatiable need to strip every little bit of character off the map.

On the Border of Fear

Along the Rio Grande, people grapple with The Wall.
A major policy shift is under way on the Texas-Mexico border. It’s been called the Berlin Wall, the Wall of Shame, and even Wall of Hate – Muro del Odio.


So George W. Bush vetoed a bill that would outlaw the practice of waterboarding. Hold that thought for a moment.

Indian Ink-stained Wretches

The news that the Fort Worth Star-Telegram is outsourcing 26 advertising design jobs to India comes as no surprise, seeing as how Fort Worth Weekly reporter Dan McGraw predicted it on Blotch a couple of weeks ago. No surprise, ...

Blue-Collar Paradise

The gas drilling boom is putting North Texas workers on Easy Street – for now.
Peter Gorman
The $100 bottles of Patron tequila have been flying off the shelf at Two Bucks Beverage Center for the last couple of years.

Shoulda Known Better

Recently, I mistakenly received the Winter ’08 edition of Hooah!, the U.S. Army National Guard’s call to arms in teen-beat magazine form. It says its mission is to “celebrate and support America’s youth&...

Changing of the Colors

Is Tarrant County going from red to blue? Don’t count it out.
Dan McGraw
In recent years, Tarrant County has become something of a star in the Republican crown: Among urban counties with more a million in population, no county usually votes more heavily Republican than Tarrant, usually by about a 60...

The Daily Obamagram

Visited the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s web site lately? You might have been there without even knowing it. In recent days the site more closely resembled the home page for presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Code Red for JPS

Patients, doctors, and activists say Fort Worth’s public hospital is failing in its primary job: caring for poor patients.
Alan Cattlett spent more than a week in 2006 eating almost nothing and drinking himself almost to death, a result of severe depression.

Monopoly Money

I’m getting a check from the federal government – woo-hoo! Taking advantage of our two lovely tax deductions – I mean, kids – my family should receive $1,800 as part of the federal government’s eco...