Putting Stock in Preservation

Thought the Stockyards was already “historic”? Think again. A large swath of it –– Exchange Avenue east and west of Main Street and north to Stockyards Boulevard –– is unprotected. It has been for decades. This is i...


Just the Facts, Ma’am

Fort Worth Weekly is working with a handful of interns this winter, which is why you might have spotted some unfamiliar bylines in recent months. Young writers, with their wide-eyed enthusiasm, spice up a newsroom, and in retur...


Dallas Does Tokers

That big city to our right might not be harshing so many mellows in the future. On December 8, the Dallas City Council’s Public Safety Committee, police officials, and City Council discussed the creation of a much-needed cite...


Methane High

Remember when natural gas drillers converged on North Texas’ Barnett Shale a dozen years ago with promises that everyone would be living high on royalty riches? Well, those promises by drillers and city officials turned out t...


White Collar Crime Don’t Do Time

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Just one week after we credited the Koch brothers for joining a coalition for positive changes to the U.S. criminal justice system (“Not Another Brick in the Wall,” Nov. 11), the co-owners of Koch Industries, the second lar...


Clock Kid Strikes

Ahmed Mohamed’s clock wasn’t really a bomb, although the contraption is blowing up in the faces of Irving school administrators and police right about now. The 14-year-old boy’s family wants apologies from the city’s ma...


Digitally Diving Old Folks

A proposed change to Fort Worth’s charter caught Static’s attention recently. Last July, Fort Worth City Council appointed a task force to recommend possible changes to Cowtown’s founding document. The charter has been up...


North Texas Beer Week

From Monday, Nov. 9, through Sunday, Nov. 15, is the 3rd Annual North Texas Beer Week, a seven-day celebration of all things craft beer-related in our neck of the Lone Star State. Fourteen Fort Worth venues are participating, h...


Eye of the Beholder

There is growing demand for police departments across the country to outfit officers and patrol cars with cameras. Much of this demand is due to police killing suspects and then claiming self-defense without providing proof. Bu...


Enbridge End-Around Update

Static loves it when the senators seem to pay attention to us. In a sharply written letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, 11 senators questioned how and why the State Department is allowing Enbridge Energy Partners an appare...