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...

The Dreck Report

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

T for Freedom

Released from slavery, a Colleyville man is now caught by Homeland Security’s failure to act.
“I don’t like having to introduce myself as a former slave, as a victim of human trafficking, but it is important,” said 20-year-old Given Kachepa of Zambia, who now lives in Colleyville.

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.

Short Hop to the Big Apple

A TCU-born theater group is introducing local frogs to the off-Broadway pond — and vice versa.
Jimmy Fowler
It wasn’t much of a stretch, when a small group of TCU drama students decided to stage a play on the Horned Frog campus seven years ago, for them to pick the name Amphibian Productions for the new theatrical entity they&#...

Congrats on the New Job

In 1979, when we knew very little about the way human activities affect global climate, independent scientist James Lovelock warned that the sheer scale of human activities threatened to destabilize the homoeostatic system that...

Glass Pains

A Southside historic building is stuck in a wrangle over windows.
Dan McGraw
Ray Boothe figured the situation was as clear as, well, glass.

Did He Interview Himself?

Some of you are probably weary of Static continuously lobbing snark grenades at the Fort Worth Star-What-the-Hellagram and tv news crews, but somebody’s got to hold local media accountable (don’t expect a media outl...

Off the Top of His Head

Is the governor auditioning for a new part?
Dave McNeely
Who was that guy standing on the dais in the Texas House of Representatives on Feb. 6, addressing a joint session of the Texas Legislature? The one with the Big Hair, delivering what was billed as the governor’s biennial “S...

The London Hicks-Sick Blues

When Metroplex sports team owner Tom Hicks announced recently that he was buying a $250 million share in the Liverpool soccer club of the prestigious English Premier League, the British press wanted to know one thing: Are you g...