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Hands-On Customer Service

The Wal-Mart near Eastchase Parkway in East Fort Worth is gaining a reputation that might require a name change. Hmm, how’s Hell-Mart sound? Customers keep...

Surgin’ Generals Warning

The president, some members of Congress, and several influential commentators have called for the United States to send thousands of additional military troops to...

Clueless in Cowtown

A tip of Static's dented cowboy hat to The Dallas Morning News for its recent series of articles revealing DynCorp's corrupt and downright creepy...

Detours on a Super-Highway

Four thousand miles of smooth blacktop. Six open lanes of road with never a traffic jam. Four lanes for trucks to keep the 18-wheelers from...

Prescription for Care

Maria is 47 years old. She’s a diabetic whose kidneys are shutting down. She needs renal dialysis at least three times a week. She...

Grandma and the Tramp Stamp

Being the father of a teenage daughter these days is fraught with all sorts of wonderment and melancholy and insanity. We have a nice...

A Prairie Mis-Fire

Nobody can accuse Jarid Manos of dreaming small. When he and his Great Plains Restoration Council found out about the 2,000 acres of prairie near...

Pilgrim and a Preacher and a Problem when He’s Stoned

The stereo in Waylon Payne’s 1989 Mercedes Benz is blasting “Mama, Drive On” as he barrels down a farm road west of Fort Worth....

Reining in Tasers

If State Rep. Lon Burnam has his way, beginning next September, police across the state are going to have to think twice about pulling...

’Tis the Season … to Be Careful

The funeral procession for Fort Worth Police Officer Dwayne Freeto made its way last week down streets near Fort Worth Weekly's office, reminding Static...