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At Least in the Movie, the Chief Got Away

The city's dogged efforts to cram gas wells down everyone's throats reminds Static of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. The movie's sympathetic characters...

Lipstick on a Poison Pig

What a difference a day makes. Or does it? In light of Saturday's gas well tragedy in Forest Hill that killed one man and...

Sad Static

Well, ain't it always the way: You toot your own horn too much and all you do is give yourself and other people a...

What’s in Your Mini-Skirt?

I've never really understood the whole cheerleading thing. Like that controversy in Southlake recently when young girls and their parents went crazy because some...

Shutting Up the Scientists

Was it just coincidence that on the 10th anniversary of the first publication of this smart-mouthed rag the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection...

Live! Who Cares?

Car crashes, murders, and fires are local tv reporters' bread and butter on Saturday nights. But on April Fools Day - no joke -...

Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Oil Hogs

Willie Nelson, friend of the farmer, pothead, and gay cowboy, has proved yet again he's the coolest guy ever. On April 1, he and...

A Letter on School Funding

Dear Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst: Gov. Rick Perry has called the Texas Legislature into special session to begin April 17. And after months of saying...

A New Landmark, Please

Dear XTO Energy, Hi. You don't know me, but I live in downtown Fort Worth. I'm familiar with you, not through any vast knowledge of...

He Fought the Law, and the Law Waffled

Remember Trevor Goodchild, the young Austin musician who was tasered repeatedly last February for the heinous crime of telling a cop he didn't think...