Posts Tagged ‘county’

Let the Right Ones Out

Fort Worth folks play key roles in the work of freeing the wrongly convicted.
DAN MCGRAW
Cory Session is busy these days. The Fort Worth native is spending a lot of time in Austin, lobbying the Texas Legislature to make changes in the state’s criminal justice laws. He also speaks often to law school students, bot...


Tucson Close to Home

The lack of mental health services is a time bomb everywhere.
SHARI JULIAN
When I heard the news of the Tucson shootings on Jan. 8, I thought immediately about how close Fort Worth had come to similar unhinged violence only two days earlier, though few besides me and some frightened neighbors knew abo...



Forget “Don’t Drink the Water.”

How about “Don’t Ignite the Water.”
Static
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...


Onward (Yikes) Democracy

Static
The rain and cold didn’t keep them away. The fact that it was a midterm election didn’t stop them. Not even the mind-numbing confusion caused by a plethora of political commercials casting the candidates as thieves, liars, ...



They Vant to Suck Our Blood

Static
If you like to get plastered over the July 4 weekend and you’re a fan of the Twilight series, you’re in luck — you might be starring in your own version of the vampire fantasy flick. Tarrant County law enforcement officer...


Unhealthy Costs

John Q. Public
To the editor: Fort Worth Weekly’s recent cover story, “The Cost of Staying Alive” (May 5, 2010),  showed the true picture of the healthcare reform and really hit home for me.



School Board Candidates Will Answer Voter’s Questions – at Church.

Static
If last week’s cover story (“Upsetting the Apple Cart,” April 21, 2010) fired your interest in this spring’s hotter-than-usual races for the Fort Worth school board, you may want to go to church. Not necessarily to pray...


Spelling Bee Scores

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is given an uproarious reading by Theatre Arlington.
JIMMY FOWLER
The word “cartoonish” is typically used as an insult, but it describes all the best qualities of Theatre Arlington’s tearfully funny staging of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee — brightly colored, sharply draw...



Private Prisons, Public Pain

Despite a long record of abuses, GEO is still running Texas prisons.
Peter Gorman
Reeves County straddles I-20 in West Texas, between Odessa and El Paso. Pecos is the county seat, anchored in cowboy mythology. Tiny homes, many of them 100 years old and made of stone, line several dozen downtown streets; beyo...


Pandora’s Wells

Do you know what's going down that disposal well near you?
GAYLE REAVES
In 2006, with drillers poking gas wells into the Barnett Shale beneath Fort Worth as fast as they could get mineral leases signed, Fort Worth granted a permit for the first well in this city of another kind – a hole not f...