Posts Tagged ‘agency’

Not Optional

Telling your boss isn’t enough: Suspected child abuse must be reported to the state.
As the Fort Worth school district struggles with its latest scandal — this one involving Dunbar High School — it’s apparent that some officials in the district are unclear on the concept of what they are required to do wh...

Forget “Don’t Drink the Water.”

How about “Don’t Ignite the Water.”
Sometimes Static’s editor feels like it’s dangerous to open her e-mail inbox on Tuesdays, deadline day at your beloved Fort Worth Weekly. You never know what kind of news might be lying in wait there, among the Viagra offer...

Consider the Source

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is attempting to align its air permit program with federal requirements to better protect our air quality. If that makes you feel comfortable, well … stop. A growing number of ang...

Unmasking the Polluters

Wilma Subra could make great money in industry; instead, she works for threatened communities.
Every few months, Edgar Mouton, 76, gets jolted out of sleep in the middle of the night by a loud horn blast. The sound is a warning: One of 14 industrial facilities nearby has belched out too much pollution into the air.

Is the Trans-Texas Corridor Playing Dead?

During this election season, Gov. Rick Perry is trying to win votes in part by hinting that, per the loudly stated wishes of the people, he’s letting go of at least a portion of his grand dream of a Trans-Texas Corridor toll ...

The Candidate

You have to hand it to Gov. Rick Perry: If he or his handlers identify a vote-getting trend, they are on it like white on rice. With a hairstyle already made for Hollywood, is it any wonder that his political style is reminisce...

As Smoke Goes By

Yes, folks, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is shocked to find there is gambling going on in this establishment. The “establishment” here, of course, is the whole Barnett Shale play, and gambling is wh...

The Quality of the Test

Question: When does air quality testing not clear the air?

The Opacity of Hope

The 120 or so people gathered at J. Gilligan’s Bar and Grill in Arlington recently were celebrating an early Christmas present. The party was hosted by the Downwinders at Risk, an environmental group based in North Texas,...

A Fine Education

Tarleton State University officials learned recently that underreporting campus crime could be expensive. The ultimate source of that lesson? Their own journalism students, who started investigating the Stephenville university&...