Clock Kid Strikes

Ahmed Mohamed’s clock wasn’t really a bomb, although the contraption is blowing up in the faces of Irving school administrators and police right about now. The 14-year-old boy’s family wants apologies from the city’s ma...


Digitally Diving Old Folks

A proposed change to Fort Worth’s charter caught Static’s attention recently. Last July, Fort Worth City Council appointed a task force to recommend possible changes to Cowtown’s founding document. The charter has been up...


North Texas Beer Week

From Monday, Nov. 9, through Sunday, Nov. 15, is the 3rd Annual North Texas Beer Week, a seven-day celebration of all things craft beer-related in our neck of the Lone Star State. Fourteen Fort Worth venues are participating, h...


Eye of the Beholder

There is growing demand for police departments across the country to outfit officers and patrol cars with cameras. Much of this demand is due to police killing suspects and then claiming self-defense without providing proof. Bu...


Enbridge End-Around Update

Static loves it when the senators seem to pay attention to us. In a sharply written letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, 11 senators questioned how and why the State Department is allowing Enbridge Energy Partners an appare...


Star-Telegram Wrong about Wright

People reading the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Oct. 7, 8, and 9 might believe that Tax Assessor/Collector Ron Wright is a certified nut case. That appeared to be the paper’s goal. If you wonder why, keep reading. An Oct. 7 fr...


Gov. Twittergate

In a reckless moment of sports ecstasy (“ecsportsy”?), Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted a congratulatory message in celebration of the Houston Astros’ win over the Kansas City Royals in the American League Division Series on Mond...


10 Years After: the Barnett Shale

My, oh, my, doesn’t time fly! Seems like only yesterday that landmen began moving in on the homeowners of Fort Worth to talk about the wonders of natural gas, the glory of the Barnett Shale, and the bliss that comes from gett...


Windsor a Winner?

The Lone Star Film Society’s new director Chad Mathews says he loves Fort Worth. How deep is his love? We’ll soon find out. The TCU grad jumped at the chance to lead the film society after previous administrators resigned t...


Calling All Activists

Downwinders at Risk, a local nonprofit working to get communities involved in the fight for clean air and environmental rights, has just announced a three-day gathering designed to help Texas’ grassroots environmental advocat...