Hot Dates

When the City of Fort Worth announced that the Fort Worth Flyers minor league basketball team was coming to town, the spin was all positive. The team would bring a lot of fans into downtown Fort Worth, and it had the backing of...

Don’t Look Back

She’s got the backing of The Dallas Morning News. He’s supported by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The DMN’s was a “throw the rascal out” type recommendation; the ST’s limp endorsement was a l...

A Weak Constitution

I love our state. I’ve canoed the Red River and skinny-dipped in the Pedernales. I’ve weathered dust storms, snowstorms, hurricanes, and nearly five decades of hotter-than-hell summers. I’ve hitchhiked and dri...

Dems, Loaded for … Other Dems

When Republicans fight among themselves, it is usually kept private, maybe after praying in church or in the country club bar. Or maybe you fire your shotgun at your hunting partner and claim you were just trying to kill some q...

Wood-headed in Woodhaven

Gentrification efforts in the East Side’s Woodhaven neighborhood, led by city councilwoman Becky Haskin, have reached new levels of hype. A Feb. 7 article in the Fort Worth Star-Tell-It-Like-It-Ain’t-agram under the...

Force to Live

On Aug. 1, 1966, David H. Gunby was a 23-year-old engineering student at the University of Texas. After a round of studying at a campus library, he walked out into the courtyard of the UT Tower. As he crossed the courtyard, he ...


It’s so tiresome having to listen to those whiny people who seem all hot and bothered about the loss of civil liberties under the current Shrubistration in Washington.

The name’s Weekly… Fort Worth Weekly

You know, Static always mentions the Fort Worth Star-Telegram by name when the city’s only daily newspaper is spotlighted in this little shaded box of snark.


Physically, all I have left are slight red marks on my hip and ankle from where the wire leads were positioned, annoying me like a spot rubbed raw by a too-tight shoe. They are the palest mementos of three seconds of crippling ...

Dem Divisions

Democrats in Tarrant County have been on a downward spiral for many years. In the 1990s, many local Democratic politicians saw the changes coming and switched to the Republican side. Now the Democrats have no county-government ...