Supreme Court Eyes Texas Schools

The kiddos at school are getting real-world lessons on what lawmakers really think of them. Properly funding public schools and developing quality graduates would seem to be crucial to the state’s workforce. Politicians love ...


Baylor University Has Cross to Bear

Is it naïve of Static to expect more honesty and forthrightness from universities that call themselves Christian? Baylor University wears its cross on its sleeve, touting itself as a Baptist institution that helps students gro...


Paging, Harris Methodist Hospital (UPDATED)

UPDATED: Aug. 27, 2015: Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Not So Bad After All Fort Worth Weekly’s Static column on Aug. 19 reported findings from, a consumer health site that crunches Medicare facts and...


Dan Jenkins Rips TCU

Fort Worth’s most famous writer is well into his 80s, but he hasn’t exactly mellowed with age. The other day, Dan Jenkins raced to his Caligraph after studying a Fort Worth Business Press column that berated TCU for punishi...


Liberal Keller at It Again

Texans can marry their same-sex partners nowadays, but they can’t ask each other to prom in Keller –– at least without school board members getting their hetero panties in a wad. From the reaction of two Keller school dis...


Crazy Capital, U.S.A.

As if Texas wasn’t already considered bat-shit crazy for our gunplay, seedy politics, and overall redneckery, now the Church of Scientology has our lunatic governor’s ear. A couple of days ago, Greg Abbott wielded his veto ...


It’s Not in the Bag

Undeterred by the failure of a ban on plastic bags in Dallas this past May, the Fort Worth Sierra Club is going ahead with an attempt to ban the containers in our city. American retailers use some 100 billion plastic bags a yea...


Demon Rum Not Welcome

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For more than 100 years, the Handley Church of Christ has been sitting at its current location, near Handley Drive and East Lancaster Avenue, providing a place of worship and a gathering spot for neighbors. In recent years, how...


Biz Press: Corporate Lapdog?

Fort Worth Business Press gears its content toward entrepreneurs and white-collar types who carry briefcases. We get it. But the paper’s pro-development mindset has clouded the judgment of its editorial board. A June 27 piece...


Accidental Shooting Bills

Static doesn’t hate guns. Static even likes to shoot them sometimes. But Static knows that the two bills signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott on Saturday are ticking time bombs. The first bill involves open carry. That means p...