Monthly Archives: September 2011

Rest in Peace – Wangari Maathai

        Wangari Maathai, Ph.D. Nobel Peace Prize Winner from Kenya, died of ovarian cancer Sunday, September 25, 2011.  She was 71. Best known for...

Texas Rangers Get No Respect

So-called experts are predicting the World Series already, and they don't have much faith in our hometown Texas Rangers. FOX Sports sportswriter John Paul Marosi...

Franks Cleared

On Thursday, Western Hills High School sociology teacher Kristopher Franks was cleared of all wrongdoing by interim Fort Worth schools superintendent Walter Dansby in...

Gunsmoke On The Brazos This Weekend

I'm so mean I once shot a man for snoring. No wait, that was John Wesley Hardin. I read about it in an Old...

Death To The Wild Burros Of Big Bend

If you were hiking through Big Bend Ranch State Park, which animal would you prefer to catch a...

Tarrant County Gay Pride Week

The big headline for this year’s 30th Annual Tarrant County Gay Pride Week is that the “Ride the Rainbow” pride parade (10am Sat Oct...

“Taking Tiger Mountain” in Dallas

We don't usually concern ourselves with Dallas events here at Blotch, but this is worth checking out. Taking Tiger Mountain, a 1983 independent film...

Civil Rights Lawsuit Postponed for Another Day

  Last night the Fort Worth ISD voted 5-4 to table the latest redistricting plan that would have weakened minority voting strength in probably three...

Civil Rights or Civil Rights Lawsuit? FWISD Board to Decide Tonight

It’s called “cracking” by the courts, long-time civil-rights lawyer Jason Smith wrote in an op-ed piece recently in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. It is...

Jerry Haynes: Class Act

I don’t have much to add to the avalanche of well-deserved praise for beloved performer Jerry “Mr. Peppermint” Haynes, who died yesterday at the...