Posts Tagged ‘school’

The Real Deal on Fake Dope

A synthetic substitute for marijuana is drawing raves and warnings.
It’s 3:40 p.m., and Paschal High School is letting out. The kids scatter, heading home to study or play sports or chill out. But some of the school’s brightest and most promising students make a shorter trip. They cross Eas...

School Sucks for Wimpy Kid

The preteen hero of this movie is uncool. Sadly, so is the movie.
The clunky family movie Diary of a Wimpy Kid shares its title with a successful series of novels by Jeff Kinney, though the plot comes only from the first book. The wimpy kid in the title is Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon), an 11...

True Wealth

Go to school and learn to see the world.
The other day my son tried a new tack to get out of going to school. He said he didn’t like his school because it was too hard. He said “normal” schools were easier. And he wanted to go to a normal school.


The Art Institute of Fort Worth is a trade school, which explains why its new to the business of gallery showings. The school’s inaugural show features the paintings of Ron Tomlinson and one of his protégés, Zack Hawkins, a...

Got Gas?

It's time to act to protect our health.
Kendall McCook
A year and a half ago, around the time four gas wells were being drilled in my Southside neighborhood, I was driving down Berry Street past Riverside Drive when my eyesight blurred. At first I wasn’t alarmed; I figured it...

Film Shorts

OPENING: An Education (PG-13) This radiant and gently heartbreaking drama is one of 2009′s best movies. The Oscar-nominated Carey Mulligan stars as a 16-year-old Londoner who falls for an older man (Peter Sarsgaard) in 19...

Film Shorts

Opening: La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet (NR) Documentarian Frederick Wiseman (Titicut Follies, High School) follows the company through one season as it produces seven ballets. (Opens Friday in Dallas)

Taking the Lead

When local muso Matt Skates formed the Fort Worth Music Co-Op last year, he couldn’t have guessed all the directions it would take. The collective started out as a go-between for Fort Worth musicians and clubs that would,...

More Hell to Pay

John Q. Public
To the editor: Thank you for reporting on the payroll audit mess at the Fort Worth school district (“Payroll Hell,” Jan. 20, 2010). It’s not over, unfortunately.

Payroll Hell

Frances Saperstein is 81 and suffers from Parkinson’s disease She taught in the Fort Worth school district for a decade before her illness forced her to quit at the end of the 2008 school year. But a stress-free retiremen...