Posts Tagged ‘school’

Film Shorts

OPENING: Marwencol (R) The opening night selection at last year’s Lone Star International Film Festival, Jeff Malmberg’s documentary profiles Mark Hogancamp, a brain-damaged man who becomes famous as an artist by building a...

The Deficit Monster

How did Texas get so far down in this financial hole?
In 2006, Texas had a multi-billion-dollar budget surplus. Under state court order — yet again — to come up with a school finance system that would provide decent funding for poor districts without unduly robbing from rich o...


Another expensive computer program looks like another painful mess for Fort Worth schools.
This is the time of year when high school seniors usually receive the fall semester transcripts they need to apply for college. It’s also the time when they must start filing requests for the scholarships and other financial ...

Today’s Lesson: Intimidation

Fort Worth school district attorneys are apparently willing to intimidate witnesses in their scramble to stick a fork in former Arlington Heights High School assistant principal Joe Palazzolo. With his job in the balance, Palaz...

Kid Rock

Big Ticket
This Christmas week, it’s a good time to get down with the kids. Nearly 44,000 local schoolchildren contributed artworks to the Slant 45 project at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, and now notable examples of those w...

Night & Day

WED ? 15 John B. Hedges will be the composer-in-residence for Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra next season, but you can get an early taste of his music at a concert in Aledo this evening. Various groups connected to Aledo High Sch...


Hard to believe, but Green River Ordinance is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Seems like just yesterday, the Fort Worth guys were bright-eyed youngsters in awe of local giants like Flickerstick and John Price. But G...

Whistle, Stopped

A school district investigation barely laid a glove on Joe Palazzolo but gave plenty of tips on how to silence whistleblowers.
In my 21 years in FWISD I have not worked with a finer AP than Joe Palazzolo. Mr. P is hard-working, on the job every hour of every day. He is proactive, consistent, fair, and has a wonderful sense of humor. … Our 9th grade t...

Playing for First

TCU Football is storming the BCS bastions again.
CAROLINE COLLIER AND DAN MCGRAW photos by keith robinson
Gary Patterson looked deflated during the press conference following Texas Christian University’s final home game of 2010. “I guess I should just cheer up,” he said. “We’ll move on.”  

We’ve Been Plucked!

The 2010 Turkey Awards
Fort Worth Weekly Staff
Hi, doc. Thanks for seeing me this week — it’s that time of year, you know, when I start feeling so exposed, so vulnerable. Like I’m out there in the cold. Like someone’s drawing a bead on me, sizing me up with a carvin...