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Gov. Twittergate

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In a reckless moment of sports ecstasy (“ecsportsy”?), Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted a congratulatory message in celebration of the Houston Astros’ win over the Kansas City Royals in the American League Division Series on Mond...


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10 Years After: the Barnett Shale

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My, oh, my, doesn’t time fly! Seems like only yesterday that landmen began moving in on the homeowners of Fort Worth to talk about the wonders of natural gas, the glory of the Barnett Shale, and the bliss that comes from gett...



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Windsor a Winner?

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The Lone Star Film Society’s new director Chad Mathews says he loves Fort Worth. How deep is his love? We’ll soon find out. The TCU grad jumped at the chance to lead the film society after previous administrators resigned t...


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Calling All Activists

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Downwinders at Risk, a local nonprofit working to get communities involved in the fight for clean air and environmental rights, has just announced a three-day gathering designed to help Texas’ grassroots environmental advocat...



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Supreme Court Eyes Texas Schools

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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 ...


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Baylor University Has Cross to Bear

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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...



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Paging, Harris Methodist Hospital (UPDATED)

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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 BetterDoctor.com, a consumer health site that crunches Medicare facts and...


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Dan Jenkins Rips TCU

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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...



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Liberal Keller at It Again

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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...


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Crazy Capital, U.S.A.

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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 ...