Crazy Capital, U.S.A.

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 ...


It’s Not in the Bag

Undeterred by the failure of a ban on plastic bags in Dallas this past May, the Fort Worth Sierra Club is going ahead with an attempt to ban the containers in our city. American retailers use some 100 billion plastic bags a yea...


Demon Rum Not Welcome

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For more than 100 years, the Handley Church of Christ has been sitting at its current location, near Handley Drive and East Lancaster Avenue, providing a place of worship and a gathering spot for neighbors. In recent years, how...


Biz Press: Corporate Lapdog?

Fort Worth Business Press gears its content toward entrepreneurs and white-collar types who carry briefcases. We get it. But the paper’s pro-development mindset has clouded the judgment of its editorial board. A June 27 piece...


Accidental Shooting Bills

Static doesn’t hate guns. Static even likes to shoot them sometimes. But Static knows that the two bills signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott on Saturday are ticking time bombs. The first bill involves open carry. That means p...


Happy Trails, Robert

A reporter can become frustrated trying to interview Robert Gallagher. The longtime entertainment director at Billy Bob’s Texas is naturally funny, gregarious, and well- spoken. He’s full of stories. Sit down with him over ...


Stiff Resistance

One of Fort Worth’s oldest graveyards is bustling with enough noise to wake the dead. West of Bryant Irvin Road and just north of I-20, Burke Cemetery once blended into a dense forest of live oaks and brush. Now a large resid...


Civil Disobedience in Denton

As a philosophy professor, Adam Briggle spent years wrapping his brain around the weighty thoughts of great thinkers. He’s shared his knowledge with students and his two young children. But, until this week, he did more think...


Eminent Dough-Rain

The rains we’ve had in North Texas this year are what old folks used to call “frog stranglers.” The Trinity River in Dallas has come close to spilling over its levees. Elsewhere in the state, the Houston area became so fl...


Twin Problems

This week’s biker gang shooting at the Twin Peaks breastaurant in Waco prompted the North Texas-based chain to revoke that restaurant’s franchise. Still, the shooting that killed nine people and wounded about 20 is having a...