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Mad Beaver Attack

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A little birdie delivered to Static what is commonly known as a hot tip. Seems several majestic trees recently disappeared from the Cowtown Coliseum’s front lawn in the Stockyards. The beautiful trees were surreptitiously rem...


Foxes, Henhouse

Is it a power grab or just good government at work?
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On Tuesday, the Fort Worth city council voted unanimously to dissolve the 14-year Crime Control and Prevention District board and replace the appointed members with – who else – themselves. The move was being pushed...



The Candidate

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You have to hand it to Gov. Rick Perry: If he or his handlers identify a vote-getting trend, they are on it like white on rice. With a hairstyle already made for Hollywood, is it any wonder that his political style is reminisce...


A Crack in the Near Southeast Shell

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On Feb. 8, a Fort Worth neighborhood group pushed the latest effort at revitalization of the Near Southeast Side a little closer to reality. (“Tough Nut to Crack,” Feb. 3, 2010). The Historic Southside Neighborhood ...



As Smoke Goes By

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Yes, folks, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is shocked to find there is gambling going on in this establishment. The “establishment” here, of course, is the whole Barnett Shale play, and gambling is wh...


Sometimes, the Same Is More

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Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Jason Garrett might consider consulting with Tarrant County Commissioners on his play-calling next year. The commissioners know a thing or two about clever end-around plays.



The Nightmare Underground

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A group that the Associated Press has called a “green dream team” of policy experts and scientists has concluded that the future is anything but green for groundwater resources in many parts of our country, thanks t...


Parsing the Record

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The Texas Railroad Commission didn’t respond in time to get their comments in last week’s cover story on environmental threats and strategies in shale drilling (“Greening the Gas Field?” Jan. 6, 2010). (...



Camp Town

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We can’t help it, apparently – newsies can’t start a new year without pausing to analyze the old one, picking over its bones for trends and top-10 lists and anything else that can be turned into copy in the us...


Inhale, Inhale

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OK, it’s time for New Year’s resolutions: Lose weight; check. Cut back on the vino; check. Be kinder to strangers; check. And … die quicker from cigarettes; check.