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Kathryn Everest: “It’s very difficult to get suicide as the official manner of death unless a parent gives permission. And with the stigma of suicide, and in some cases religious beliefs of the parent or parents, there are probably a number of deaths by suicide that are ruled as accidental deaths.” Photo by Ryan Burger.

Suicide Prevention 101

Too many Tarrant County kids are taking their own lives say social workers.
Peter Gorman
Teen, preteen, and young adult suicides: It’s a topic that crops up now and then in news cycles but one that should be getting a lot more attention, say several Tarrant County social workers and counselors, because it’s mor...


DON'T LET THE SMILE FOOL YOU; KENT SCRIBNER SAYS HE'S SERIOUS ABOUT LEADING A FUNCTIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT.

Morning News Roundup, Aug 31

Jeff Prince
K-Scrib Vows To Marshal Fort Worth Schools Kent Scribner, or K-Scrib as no one calls him, is making it clear he’s the new sheriff in town. The Fort Worth Independent School District’s brand new superintendent has, i...



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Linda LaBeau to Run for School Board Against Needham

Eric Griffey
Over the weekend, Linda LaBeau filed to run for the district 5 school board seat that Judy Needham has held since 1996. LaBeau, who works as a facilitator for parents with children with learning disabilities and mediator for pa...


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School District President Robbins Responds to Sutherland

Eric Griffey
A school district official denied that bullying and retaliation was a widespread problem in the Fort Worth school district. That same official denied that another trustee wasn’t being allowed to get her issues onto the bo...



Sutherland: “It is time this board requires our superintendent and board president to follow this rule.” Lee Chastain

Disenfranchised

Sutherland can’t get on her own board’s agenda to ask about frequent tests and employee bullying.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Embattled Fort Worth school board trustee Ann Sutherland is no stranger to conflict with school district officials. Two years ago she was censured for asking too many questions. Last year she was threatened by the district’s ...


Joe Palazzolo

A New Mouthpiece

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Joe Palazzolo is burning through attorneys the way Elizabeth Taylor went through husbands. In March, the former assistant principal at Arlington Heights High was awarded more than $2 million in his wrongful termination suit aga...



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Doggies in the Window

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It’s bad enough that Static wants another dog every time it hears a Sarah McLachlan song. But on Saturday, animal shelters around town are all hanging up “Free Puppies and Kitties” signs. If you’ve ever wanted to give a...


Dansby posed with a Good Hands Crew last year. Courtesy Kyev Tatum

Good Hands, Bad News

Kids in a summer work program get caught in the middle.
JEFF PRINCE
The Fort Worth school district and the Rev. Kyev Tatum are blaming each other for a gutted summer work program that left 100 teens and young adults shortchanged by a total of about $60,000, with nobody stepping forward to foot ...



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Fifty Shades Of Fightin’

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Looks like Fort Worth Weekly has stirred up another hornet’s nest, but isn’t that why you love this frisky little rag? The Weekly profiled two Arlington women who said they were done out of their share of the Fifty Shades o...


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Like Sands Through the Hourglass

Fort Worth Weekly
Like any good soap opera, the Joe Palazzolo saga has had its moments of high drama. Two weeks ago a Decatur judge set a March 18 date for the former vice principal turned whistleblower’s second shot at a courtroom showdown wi...