Save Our Wealth

Grayson Harper
Honey bees are disappearing. Nobody knows why. Perhaps another casualty of pollution and global warming.

Shaping a Future for the Fort

Fernando Costa drags us kicking and screaming toward a livable city.
Fernando Costa is a familiar sight at Fort Worth City Council meetings, giving presentations on one aspect or another of the city’s past, present, or future. As city planning director, he is the hub where many spokes on the c...

His Trousers Should Have Been Toast

Debbie Russell, who runs the ACLU’s Texas hotline for Taser victims, was shocked – no pun intended – to receive an e-mail from TASER International spokesman Peter Holran, saying that company president Tom Smit...

Conduct Unbecoming

I’ve been struggling with how to say this, but there’s just no civil way to put it. Uncle Sam is a hypocritical, chauvinist pig.

Brake Lights

A traffic jam of opposition is facing the Trans-Texas Corridor.
Peter Gorman
The Trans-Texas Corridor, the Goliath of Texas road projects, is taking a real bruising from the slingshot crowd these days, with so many Davids piling up stones that critics and supporters alike are beginning to believe it may...

Sneak Play

Politicians pull an end-around to benefit the Cowboys.
Jeff Prince
A cold drizzle doesn’t stop Julia Burgen from climbing out of a warm pickup truck and walking along Johnson Creek in Arlington’s entertainment district, near I-30 and Collins Street, where Six Flags, Hurricane Harbor, Ameri...

Will the Water Be Unnaturally Blue?

A dirty wind was blowing in from the west last Saturday, but many of those listening to proposals for Gateway Park flood control at an Eastside meeting thought more was being dumped on them than a little sand.

The Dreck Report

Watching the local news during sweeps can be entertaining and frustrating at the same time.

A Chip in Every Chicken

Some farmers are fuming over a push to register their cows.
Question: What does a 1,200-foot-wide superhighway have to do with putting radio chips in pigs’ ears? Answer: In the minds of the Texas farmers and ranchers who are gearing up to oppose them in Austin this week, they both spe...

They Get Us Coming and Going

Exciting news, folks – Interstate 69, a proposed Texas-to-Michigan road that’s part of the Trans-Texas Corridor, may get built even quicker than expected! Well, gosh, that’s a relief.