Posts Tagged ‘district’

Backing The Blue … Blindly

Jeff Prince
Hundreds of people clad in blue clothing flocked to downtown Fort Worth on Monday for a Main Street Backs the Blue Rally. Anyone who’s lived in Fort Worth for long knows how much residents have supported police over the years...

Washington Math

The letter from U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison in response to a query was nice, but, um, factually challenged. Topic: the Keystone XL Pipeline, which would run from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico (via Texas). Problem: Hutchisonâ€...

Dunbar Drumbeat

The news came Monday that the pinching principal of Dunbar High School, Doug Williams, won’t be finishing out the year at the school he’s led for the past four years. “We are going to reassign Mr. Williams to another posi...

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...

Pinched by the Principal

Dunbar’s Doug Williams is under investigation for “disciplining” and taking pictures of male students.
As controversy continued to build this week over the actions of Dunbar High School’s Doug Williams in pinching and photographing male students, some local officials and observers have begun to question the initial response of...

Bloody Monday

John Q. Reader
To the editor: The Metropolis story “Bloody Monday at JPS” (Oct. 26, 2011) by Peter Gorman is another testament to the economy gone sour. And the middle class and lower class are the sacrificial lambs at the altar of avaric...

A Pretty Penny

Consultant’s contract raises questions at Tarrant County College.
On Aug. 29, Tarrant County College’s $192 million Center for Health Care Professions opened its doors to 700 students in downtown Fort Worth. Officially known as the Trinity River East Campus, it cost taxpayers a staggering $...

Knocking on the Door

Hispanic political power is at stake in redistricting battles.
Dan McGraw, Photos by Lee Chastain
Contention is always on the agenda in Fort Worth’s halls of government, whether the question is gas wells, bullying, budget woes, or eminent domain. But in the last few weeks, the heat has been turned up on an even more nuts-...

Best Of 2011

People & Politics
Fort Worth Weekly Staff
TV Journalist: Readers’ choice: Karen Borta, CBS/Channel 11 Critic’s choice: Brett Shipp, WFAA/Channel 8 This Dallas native is the son of newsman Bert Shipp, and the apple didn’t fall far from the muckraking tree. Brett S...

Night & Day

WED?21 Opening tonight at 7:30pm is Vigil, a black comedy about a self-obsessed bachelor forced into caring for an allegedly dying aunt whom he hasn’t seen since childhood.