Rescheduling the Grass

On Monday night, when the Democratic platform was approved, one of its planks turned out to be a call for the rescheduling of marijuana for the purpose of paving a way to its overall legalization. As it stands now, marijuana is...


Yeehaw, You’re Fired!

HBO should create a new series about the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, held at the Will Rogers Memorial Center each January. Imagine The Sopranos meets Deadwood. In fact, just call it The Sopranos II and forget about Deadw...


Police Intelligence Matters

With all the shots being fired lately in Dallas and around the country, we can add one more misguided volley to the list. The Fort Worth Police Officers Association shot themselves in the foot this week after posting a status d...


Concrete War, Part II

Last month, Eastside residents killed (or at least postponed) a proposed plan to create a concrete recycling plant on the East Side (“Planting their Feet,” June 8, 2016). Seems like the prospect of busting up concrete, spew...


Redbud Feng Shui

Driving along East 1st Street and Randol Mill Road these days is part reality, part fantasy for longtime East Side commercial realtor Jerry Barton. The reality lies in seeing dozens of young trees freshly planted alongside road...

What's next for Wendy?

Decent Deeds Done By Davis

While Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is making history as the first female Democratic presidential nominee, we feel inclined to ask, “Where the hell is our hometown feminist, Wendy Davis?” One minute she’s protecting ...


No Smoke, No Problem

A local group is going after all you people on bar patios sucking on cancer sticks and poisoning everyone with your second-hand smoke. City officials banned smoking in restaurants in 2008 but exempted outdoor patios and bars. N...


Two Men Enter …

An ocean of blood has been spilled in the name of Christianity over the ages, so it makes sense that two maintenance workers at a Christian university would resort to violence to settle a dispute. But this story is weird even i...


Dee-Moralized at Jail

Imagine working at the same place for 16 years without any problems and then getting criticized and booted out the door. This might explain why Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson hasn’t returned to work since losing a runoff...


Sheriff Who?

We wanted so much to be able to tell you who your sheriff is today. Alas, votes cast in the runoff election between incumbent Sheriff Dee Anderson and challenger Bill Waybourn were still being tabulated at press time. This mean...