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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.


Capitol Contentions

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Did State Sen. John Whitmire, a Houston Democrat, insult two Fort Worth-area black ministers last week? That’s what the ministers are saying, while Whitmire’s office says it never happened.



E-Clean

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St. Patrick’s Day was almost two weeks ago, but Tarrant County commissioners just got around to flashing their green – this week they passed a resolution supporting a proposed state law to battle “e-waste.”


Ding, Dong, the Bell is Dead

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The Texas Rangers’ three-year tradition (which is long for them) of ringing a 15-foot-high bell whenever a home run is hit has come to an end, as the national eruption of home foreclosures has come home to roost in Arling...



Flattened by a (Two-Party) Mack Truck

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As if our governor wasn’t already having a bad hair day last week, just as the Weekly was putting to bed its latest story on the Trans-Texas Corridor (“Brake Lights,” March 7, 2007), rookie State Sen. Robert N...


His Trousers Should Have Been Toast

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Debbie Russell, who runs the ACLU’s Texas hotline for Taser victims, was shocked – no pun intended – to receive an e-mail from TASER International spokesman Peter Holran, saying that company president Tom Smit...



Will the Water Be Unnaturally Blue?

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A dirty wind was blowing in from the west last Saturday, but many of those listening to proposals for Gateway Park flood control at an Eastside meeting thought more was being dumped on them than a little sand.


They Get Us Coming and Going

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Exciting news, folks – Interstate 69, a proposed Texas-to-Michigan road that’s part of the Trans-Texas Corridor, may get built even quicker than expected! Well, gosh, that’s a relief.