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Re-Greening the Shrub

Legion of Doom-kopfs

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Guns and America

Here’s an interesting statistic: The second-highest rate of gun ownership in the world is in Yemen, a largely tribal, extremely poor country. The highest...

Apocalypse by Apathy

The elderly woman stood in her thin robe at the doorway of her modest bungalow, scratching the sores on her arm, a slight tremor...

Owning Up

I’ll always love my Great Aunt Flossie. As a youngster, rocking on her front porch in Galveston, I sat enthralled, listening to her yarns...

Coming to Terms

So now Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White is calling for Texas governors to serve no more than two full four-year terms. We heard that call...

Chilling Effect

As part of his continuing effort to deter women from having abortions, Republican State Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston has gotten the Texas Senate...

Frost Bite

Outgoing Republican Gov. Rick Perry’s consistent response to calls to raise the state’s gas tax has truly been, “My way or the highway.” And...

Trail Trouble in River City

While I haven’t covered all 40 miles of Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails, I’ve biked the lion’s share of that meandering ribbon. My all-time favorite...

Drones Don’t Kill Kids

Two months later, and I’m still thinking about those teachers and children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.  I guess a lot...

1962: The Scariest Halloween

This month is the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, so we may hear a great deal about the weeks when the world...

Finding Our (New) Way

Mayor Mike Moncrief's favorite term is "the Fort Worth Way." In general, the mayor uses this vague term to describe Cowtown as a polite...