Posts Tagged ‘school’

Bullying from the Top

How can kids learn proper behavior when school district leaders are hostile to honesty?
LINDA LABEAU
The Fort Worth school district, like many districts around the country, spends considerable energy on the problem of reducing bullying behavior among its students.


A Kandi-Coated World

Even ecstasy’s young fans worry about what the drug is doing to Fort Worth kids.
CAROLINE COLLIER
The kandi kid is rolling hard. His sweaty teenage face is bathed in a supernaturally bright light, even though the surrounding rave is lit only by colored lasers and black lights. The kid is obviously in a rapturous trance. His...



Culture 2010

Fort Worth Weekly Staff
Male Actor Readers’ choice: David Coffee Critic’s choice: Todd Hart, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Theatre Arlington As executive producer of Theatre Arlington, Todd Hart has done more paperwork than stage wor...


Clowns and Flags

John Q. Reader
To the editor: In his article, “Bigots’ Last Stand,” writer E. R. Bills obviously implies that the Confederate flag is a symbol of racism. He groups it with the Nazi swastika and white pride.



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...


Powder Keg at Arlington Heights High

Widespread attendance fraud is only one in a long list of allegations at the Westside school.
BETTY BRINK
The teacher was stunned at what she saw at this year’s Arlington Heights High School graduation — and not in a good way. “I saw at least 22 kids get their diplomas who I knew had missed so many days that there was no way ...



Something for Everyone

Big Ticket
The Stolen Shakespeare Guild puts on its Condensed Shakespeare Festival for the next two weekends, and what an evening of theater it promises to be. This year’s festival, billed as the “Toga Party Edition,” has all kinds ...


Amphibian Goes to School

The Fort Worth troupe’s latest production is nothing new but still worth it.
JIMMY FOWLER
In Amphibian Stage Productions’ slick, antic production of Billy Aronson’s contemporary sex farce The First Day of School, one character frets that it takes too much mental energy to maintain an extramarital affair. His wif...



A Solitary Man Goes Back to School

Michael Douglas tries to hold back the years in this mild comedy.
KRISTIAN LIN
Since the turn of the new century, Michael Douglas has gradually been phasing himself out of the stardom that he enjoyed in the late ’80s and early ’90s, when he often played angry white men under siege. These days, he’s ...


Of Bongs and BP

Fight government regulation if you want, but don’t get your smoke signals crossed.
E.R. BILLS
These days it seems like you can’t throw a rock in Aledo without hitting a proponent of free markets, laissez faire, and the notion that it’s every man, woman, and child for him- or herself. These folks want corporations un...