Posts Tagged ‘bill’
IF EVERYONE IS PISSED OFF, IT MUST BE FAIR. (flickr photo by Niklas Hellerstedt)

Good Legislation Fends Off Fiscal Cliff

Jeff Prince
The headline’s description isn’t a joke. The newly passed fiscal cliff bill must be good because everybody thinks it sucks. The talking heads, financial columnists, politicians, your neighbors, cubicle mates, and on...


A Pink Political Agenda

BETTY PINSON
In 2000, when I became a breast cancer activist, one of my first assignments was contacting the senators and members of Congress in my area to encourage their support for the Breast & Cervical Cancer Prevention & Treatm...



Happy Feet Two: Heading South

The singing penguins poop out in this bizarre sequel.
KRISTIAN LIN
I’m still trying to figure out how the disjointed and heavy-handed Happy Feet got such great reviews five years ago, but there’s no secret as to why it was such a big box-office hit: Six-year-old kids can’t resist the sig...


The Big Bird

Fort Worth Weekly Staff
The biggest turkey in Fort Worth flew the coop in 2011, his tail feathers still singed from our frequent rounds of birdshot. Yep, Mayor Mike Moncrief resigned after eight years of running Fort Worth like his own personal fiefdo...



Hoist By Their Own Arguments

Static
A Texas oil-and-gas lawyer who probably figured he was using a crafty defense technique during a recent deposition may have shot his whole industry — or local governments — in the foot.


Breaking News: Lege Does Good

Static
It’s like one of those heartwarming scenes from a disaster: Firemen saving a baby from the burning building. Volunteers pulling survivors from the tornado’s wreckage. Or, in this case, a state senator getting a good bill th...



Clouds of Suspicion

Static
A small storm has broken out in the Fort Worth school district over nearly identical letters sent by two school board trustees to the Texas House Energy Resources Committee regarding a bill that would put gas wells farther away...


Water Wars … um … Ignite

Static
You couldn’t say it’s the opening salvo in the Texas water wars. Those battles started when Texas was still a republic (“H2Ow,” Nov. 10, 2010). But think of it as a modern call to arms in perhaps the newest major grassr...



Chilling Effect

The form a woman must sign before getting an abortion is almost enough by itself to stop her.
DAVE McNEELY
As part of his continuing effort to deter women from having abortions, Republican State Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston has gotten the Texas Senate to agree to require that sonograms be performed and shown to all pregnant woman see...


High Interest, Deep Fang Marks

Static
Static once knew a pit bull named Daisy, which is a funny name for a dog both feared and revered for its immense biting and killing power. Which reminds us of a pit bull named Wendy.