Posts Tagged ‘farmers’

Covering Man Holes

The manner in which we normally read the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s “Cheers & Jeers” section probably says a lot about our psychological makeup. What do you bet most people focus on the Jeers? And why not? The Cheers ...


Raw Deal

A Hill County rancher’s fine may not be the end of the raw milk saga in Fort Worth.
Edward Brown
Outside a municipal courthouse downtown last week, a dozen or so protesters held signs that read, “Cowtown loves raw milk” and “Don’t mess with Texas farmers.” A lot of the protestors wore stickers emblazoned with “...


Water politics in Texas are about to get a lot more painful.
“Whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting over.” — attributed to Mark Twain “People are drawing a line in the sand,” Marie Day said. What the South Texas activist really means is, they’re trying to draw a line...

U.S. to Blame for Haiti?

As grim accounts of the earthquake in Haiti came in, the accounts in U.S. news media all carried the same sentence: “Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere.”

For Fox Sake

The golden age of kids’ movies is upon us. I’m not just talking about Pixar, though they’re obviously a huge part of the creative wealth we’re currently enjoying from these types of films. I’m talk...

Beans of Wrath

You’ve got the whole world — or at least the lives of millions — in your cup.
In a five-bay garage tucked away in the shadow of Trinity Industries off Seminary Drive in south Fort Worth, the smells are a unique combination of grease and the heady aroma of coffee. Here, owner Marvin Rodak and his crew rep...

Detours on a Super-Highway

The only thing bigger than the Trans-Texas Corridor may be the rebellion against it.
Peter Gorman
Four thousand miles of smooth blacktop. Six open lanes of road with never a traffic jam.