Posts Tagged ‘police’

Paying the Piper

Static
Static is no stranger to large bar tabs. But the Fort Worth Police and Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission should really think about the one they’ve run up. In this case, they should stop hanging out at gay bars — it’s co...


Dead Zone

The Texas-Mexico border has always been violent — but nothing like this.
Peter Gorman
It used to be one of the spring break capitals of Mexico. Tens of thousands of college kids from all over Texas would make their way to Brownsville and then across the Rio Grande to Matamoros on the Gulf of Mexico, just a short...



The (South) Fort Worth Blues

Changing demographics bring challenges for schools and residents along the Fort Worth-Crowley border.
TASHA HAYTON
The Sycamore Center Villa Apartments, a few blocks west of I-35 in South Fort Worth, is a nice-looking complex, with newish brick residential blocks behind a controlled-access gate, a large community center, a pool — and a bi...


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...



Urban Explorers: New Thrills in Old Buildings

story and photos BY STEVE WATKINS
We stood hidden from sight in the tall grass on the outskirts of the ruin as John, our guide, stepped out to meet the group of locals whose track we had crossed. The site was supposed to be abandoned, but there they were, strip...


Bruce Rogers’ treatment in jail: rushed or right?

Law enforcement officials aren’t losing sleep over Bruce Rogers’ handling.
PETER GORMAN
It’s hard to feel much sympathy for Bruce Terrell Rogers. The young Crowley man tried to poison his parents in 2005, served five years in jail for that, got out in March 2009, and hasn’t done much with his life since then. ...



Foxes, Henhouse

Is it a power grab or just good government at work?
Static
On Tuesday, the Fort Worth city council voted unanimously to dissolve the 14-year Crime Control and Prevention District board and replace the appointed members with – who else – themselves. The move was being pushed...


Panhandling Law Hampers Buskers

In Sundance Square, cops are pulling the plug on tips.
STEVE WATKINS
Ray Russell has been playing blues guitar around Fort Worth for more than 25 years. For the past year, he has been a busker, meaning that he performs on the street instead of playing in traditional venues. He says he earns more...



Camp Town

Static
We can’t help it, apparently – newsies can’t start a new year without pausing to analyze the old one, picking over its bones for trends and top-10 lists and anything else that can be turned into copy in the us...


Challenging the Big Dogs

John Q. Public
To the editor: The Nov. 11 Static column, “What Will it Take?,” continues the saga of Taser guns and the dangerous, sometimes lethal ramifications from their 50,000-volt power.