Free Press on the Block

Surely Fort Worth Weekly publisher Lee Newquist’s phone will be ringing any second now with a call from Australia and an offer of millions of dollars.

Hot in the Neighborhood

Global warming comes to a garden, a stream, a statehouse near you.
Gayle Reaves
You wouldn’t think that small things like begonias making it through the winter could have international significance.

A Crack in the Carswell Wall

Conditions at the women’s prison hospital are finally drawing official scrutiny.
Betty Brink
Hospital personnel at the Federal Medical Center Carswell took so long to call the exterminators for an ant infestation in December that the tiny biters were found crawling on comatose and dying patients in their beds and cover...

Free the Press

The topics were provocative: The possible impeachment of President George Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. How to stop an American invasion of Iran. And what to do about the corporate lapdog press.

Escalating the E-Wars

Kid, get back to that computer and earn some dough.
In Mr. And Mrs. Smith, Angelina Jolie plays a sexy professional adventurer, swinging through danger while never disturbing a hair on her sex-symbol head. Nice work if you can get it — but most of us can’t. We don’t get pa...

A Move at the Mercado

Four years later, the big Northside building gets its first tenant.
Jeff Prince
The beautiful but long-dormant Fort Worth Mercado finally got its first tenant — more than four years after speakers at the groundbreaking ceremony gushed over its potential for sparking Northside redevelopment.

Risk Is Not a Game

When American military leaders advised President Bush against escalating our troop presence in Iraq, he responded by, in essence, purging them – and then going ahead with plans to send another 21,500 troops over. This dec...

Journalism 101:

Kiss No Butts Rumors that their newspaper might be for sale usually strike fear into the hearts of journalists. At the Fort Worth Business Press, however, some of the troops figure a new owner couldn’t make it any worse.


Not too long ago at the Black Dog Tavern, near the Will Rogers Memorial Center, where the annual Stock Show & Rodeo was in full swing, about 40 folks piled in to see a spoken-word poetry performance.

Hands-On Customer Service

More questionable policing goes in the basket at a local Wal-Mart.
Jeff Prince
The Wal-Mart near Eastchase Parkway in East Fort Worth is gaining a reputation that might require a name change.