The push for an inner-city rail system builds up a little steam.
When local real estate developers started testing the waters for a light-rail system in Fort Worth a few years ago, Mayor Mike Moncrief wasn’t interested.
Everywhere Static turns these days is another message about the wonders of the Barnett Shale.
Local jury verdicts show a larger problem in our society.
Valda Jean Combs
Valda Jean Combs
When an Arlington woman was indicted for manslaughter last year because she lied to her husband, I was concerned, but not much. Surely no jury would convict a woman who did not pull the trigger, while allowing the real killer t...
Their acreage in Azle was “stress-free” until the drilling started.
When Mike and Annette Daniel moved to the Reata Estates gated community outside Azle last November, they thought they’d found paradise.
E. R. BILLS
So let me get this straight. Space aliens are now an acceptable part of God’s creation, but homosexuals are not? What if the space aliens are gay?! And who’s better priest material – straight male aliens or ea...
State regulators don’t seem worried about TXU’s lapses in reporting power plant pollution.
Rusk County – A gentle twilight pink stretches across the sky, touching the waters of Martin Creek Lake. The still air, smelling only of East Texas pines, brings the faint sounds of wildlife in the surrounding woods. Smog...
Eastsiders say a local food processor is still stinking up their neighborhood.
When Bill Cole saw a “haz-mat” team in front of his Riverside-area auto repair shop last month, it brought back some pretty bad memories.
June is graduation season, and Static, as recipient of a fair share of invitations and writer of resulting checks, figures it gets to make a couple of suggestions. Yeah, you new grads are hearing a lot of this, so you’ll ...
Texas executions will be starting back up again this month, after an eight-month dry spell while the U.S. Supreme Court considered whether lethal injection is cruel and unusual punishment. It is not, the high court ruled, so th...
The only thing more painful than gas prices may be the toll-road hell Texas is about to enter.
Gas prices topping $4 a gallon. Freeways that have become parking lots – if you can get to them through surface-street traffic jams caused by fast growth, urban sprawl, and inadequate road planning.