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Oh, Danny Boy

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Fort Worth City Council member Danny Scarth’s latest screw-up – running afoul of the Texas Ethics Commission – is yet another stain on his record. But when you’re Mr. Step-n-Fetchit for the right people,...


’Chuting Fish in a Barrel

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Surely, surely, his handlers warned that if he did this, hilarity would ensue.



First Faust, Now This

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And God said, “On Sundays, let there be newspapers that weigh 27 pounds each, contain more than 4 million ads, cover thy hands in pesky ink smudges, and provide little in the way of real news but spread MY WORD to the mas...


What’s Arabic for

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It was a small but noisy send-off down near Houston last week for the Bushies’ favorite evil empire, Halliburton, the only winner in the Iraq war, which is taking its $20 billion in blood money from all those no-bid contr...



Who’s Ethical Now?

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Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief was pretty much absent this year from the campaign trail. He didn’t show up for any forums that might encourage debate, didn’t advertise much, and it was hard to find any yard signs. S...


Next: Buying the Brooklyn Bridge

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Fort Worth has scheduled a forum on how the city should spend all that gas money that’s flying around these days. So guess what the public won’t be able to talk about there: How to spend the money.



Courting Soccer Moms and Disaster

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We all know the Star-Snoozagram ain’t too keen on covering Fort Worth political races these days. The soccer moms in Southlake – the North Texas readers with the most disposable time and income, and also, not incide...


Welfare (Bragging) Rights

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Dead heads are coming to town, but not the ones who enjoy singing “Truckin’” while smoking mari-hoochie from a Dr Pepper can and dribbling nacho cheese on their tie-dyed shirts.



Press Club Mess

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Red flags were waving madly after the Press Club of Dallas’ 48th annual journalism awards banquet last November. Sure, Fort Worth Weekly toasted its good fortune after winning several of the gold statuettes – known ...


Stabbing Themselves

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“Maybe we pulled some wrong bullets out of the scabbard,” State Rep. Wayne Christian told members of the Allied Communities of Tarrant and other interfaith groups.