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.

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.

Groovy National Product

Oh beautiful for spacious skies, for emerald waves of cannabis . . . . OK, I’m sorry. I couldn’t help it. It’s just the first thing that came to mind when I heard “pot” had finally hit the big time...

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.

Bucking the Old Guard

Is Fort Worth City Council getting the big cullions to go up against the old-money, Westside, trust-fund caretakers? Well no, not usually, but two actions at last week’s council meeting went against the accepted Fort Wort...


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.

Surgin’ Generals Warning

The president, some members of Congress, and several influential commentators have called for the United States to send thousands of additional military troops to Iraq.

Prescription for Care

Activists say JPS can take care of immigrants without hurting local pocketbooks.
Betty Brink
Maria is 47 years old. She’s a diabetic whose kidneys are shutting down. She needs renal dialysis at least three times a week. She gets the treatment only about once a month, however, and then only after showing up in critica...

Clueless in Cowtown

A tip of Static’s dented cowboy hat to The Dallas Morning News for its recent series of articles revealing DynCorp’s corrupt and downright creepy way of doing business.

Detours on a Super-Highway

The only thing bigger than the Trans-Texas Corridor may be the rebellion against it.
Peter Gorman
Four thousand miles of smooth blacktop. Six open lanes of road with never a traffic jam.