Posts Tagged ‘school’

Amphibian Goes to School

The Fort Worth troupe’s latest production is nothing new but still worth it.
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.
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.
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...

Bar Fight

Longtime restaurateurs are battling school officials over a liquor permit at the former Scampi’s site.
Scampi’s Mediterranean Café was a fixture in the Fairmount area for more than 15 years, a beloved ma-and-pa restaurant in an area full of them. But co-owners David Shaw and Ann Diakis-Shaw thought Scampi’s wouldn’t be Sc...

New Math on the School Board

In a stunning victory over well-established incumbents, Tobi Jackson in District 2 and Ann Sutherland in District 6 upset the Fort Worth school board’s apple cart last Saturday and dumped out two of its longest serving member...

Bring Back Licks A Dumb Idea For Schools

Jeff Prince
Kids today aren’t being beaten enough, says a substitute teacher wanting to reinstate corporal punishment in the Dallas school district. His web site “Bring Back Licks” shows support from teachers and parents. Based on my...

School Board Candidates Will Answer Voter’s Questions – at Church.

If last week’s cover story (“Upsetting the Apple Cart,” April 21, 2010) fired your interest in this spring’s hotter-than-usual races for the Fort Worth school board, you may want to go to church. Not necessarily to pray...

Upsetting the Apple Cart

Challengers could shake up the Fort Worth school board.
Fort Worth school board members currently up for re-election will tell you that after years of struggle and scandal there are now more things right with this district than wrong. Credit goes to Superintendent Melody Johnson, no...

We Are the Beasts

When we don’t speak up, bullying can be fatal.
In many ways, Hunter Layland was like any other freshman boy in the Metroplex. He played football, spent time with his friends, and tried to adapt to high school. But unlike most young people learning the ropes in our communiti...

Cart Before the Vote

Backroom deals at City Hall? Couldn’t be, right? But Fort Worth City Council member Kathleen Hicks pointed out the evidence — in a document that perhaps wasn’t properly proofread before it was put out for public consumption.