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Just Say Whoa

Jeff Prince
A new group with influential members is preparing to challenge natural gas drilling inside Fort Worth city limits. The first order of business for the Coalition for a Reformed Drilling Ordinance (CREDO) will be to demand a mora...


Impeachable Coverage

Static
Since Grayson Harper‘s city hall campaign has kind of made the Bush & Cheney impeachment effort a local issue (like it wasn’t already), Static took special note last week of something missing from the pages of m...



TCC’s Money Machine

Betty Brink
Perhaps leaders of the Tarrant County College District thought that their latest grand move would quell the controversy that has been swirling deep and fast around their ambitious and hugely expensive – and, it appears, h...


A Nosegay of Names

Matt Goodman
Bice’s Florist has been selling bouquets and boutonnieres to Cowtown-area customers for the past 34 years. Starting from a small shop purchased by Buddy Bice as a gift for his wife, the business gradually expanded from on...



Carswell Goes National

Static
Static has been amazed – make that appalled – for years that the Weekly’s continuing revelations about the horrors of the women’s federal prison hospital at Carswell have not produced any official invest...


Shop ’Til You Drop

MARK CAMPBELL
There’s a scene in the great Woody Allen movie Love and Death where an imprisoned Allen has a jail cell vision the night before his execution, telling him he will be spared.



Hustling THCK

ERIC GRIFFEY
The shores of Lake Arlington aren’t all that picturesque, especially on the Fort Worth side, where the rocky shoreline borders a massive parking lot and the summer sun reflects off both, making people feel like they’...


Full-Contact Females

ERIC GRIFFEY
Jennifer Alonsa is looking forward to doing a little hitting. The 30-year-old probation officer for Tarrant County, who is built like a linebacker, admits to having a bit of a mean streak.



Bad Puppy

Static
Those folks at Chesapeake Energy are so thoughty. Realizing that kids dragged to public hearings about the Barnett Shale could get bored and fussy, the drilling company has come up with its latest public service – a color...


A Failure of Conscience

GRAYSON HARPER
It still astonishes me that the whole country could scream impeachment from the rooftops over one president’s mild sexual indiscretion, yet turn a blind eye to this little man, George W. Bush, who took us to war on false ...