Ink vs. Electrons

Most of my former newspaper colleagues probably hate to hear me say it. In fact, they so hate to hear it that they have planted their heads very firmly in the sand – or the ink barrel -so they won’t have to consider...

The Emperor’s New Jumpsuit

Tarrant County officials have one less excuse to hide behind this week.

Bowled Down

Last week, the University of Houston played in the Fort Worth Bowl. This weekend, Texas Christian University will play in the Houston Bowl. The attendance for the Fort Worth Bowl – matching up the University of Kansas wit...

They Know Nah-tink

Natural gas is a hot topic these days. Just ask the folks in Palo Pinto County, where fires burned for days after a drilling operation prompted a Dec. 16 underground explosion. The resulting crater gave some lucky rancher the l...

Sacrament of the Trinity

Crickets swell, lush autumn night, silence buffering me as soon as I shut the car door, even with University Drive a few hundred yards away … . Across the Trinity, our night city glowed, reflection shimmering in the slow-...

Perk-olatin’ Problems

The only thing that comes to mind is, “What were they thinking?”

Don’t Pave the Park

Park land is a finite resource. Once it’s gone, whether sold or paved over, we’ve lost it. Two years ago, the League of Women Voters of Tarrant County conducted a study of park land in Tarrant County.

Can Citizens Say No?

To borrow a phrase from Clayton Williams, Fort Worth residents apparently are expected to lie back and enjoy the latest attack by city hall.

Hole in the Middle

A few years ago, noted Texas author Larry McMurtry wrote a rather odd travel book called Roads, in which he described Arlington as “not so much a city as an area of confusion that manages to combine the worst features of ...

Take That!

The hottest new toy this holiday season is a punching bag – named Wal-Mart.