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A Patchwork of Tragedies

Varsity Shut Down

Breaking Systems of Oppression

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Panther Island Crawling Back?

The past few years have been unforgiving for Panther Island, the $1.17 billion flood control project and upscale development headed by the Tarrant Regional...

White Customer, Black Trespasser

Laws are funny business. What appears like protecting the peace to one person may seem yet another example of institutionalized racism to another. It...

The Coming Big Chill

Being 63, I just made it under the wire to have “OK, Boomer” shade thrown at me by Gen Zers. In 1969, that hallowed...

Protesters Call for Compassionate Release of Carswell Prisoners

The all-female Federal Medical Center-Carswell recently received national attention following the COVID-19-related deaths of three inmates. At its peak, more than 500 inmates were stricken with the...

Are We Free Without Justice?

First, they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists,...

Mask On, Mask Off

The phone call in late June went something like this: “Hello, Mr. Gorman. I want to tell you something,” and then the woman on...

Police Group Snubs Meeting with Protesters

Members of the Fort Worth Black Law Enforcement Officers Association may be confused about why they canceled Saturday’s meeting with local protest leaders. That...

Fear of “Frivolous” COVID Lawsuits Misplaced?

In last week’s Static, Annie Spilman of the National Federation of Independent Business unleashed more emotional adjectives — “greedy” and “opportunistic” trial lawyers and...

Plea for Business Protection from COVID Lawsuits

Over the past few weeks, a number of judges and mayors throughout the state have issued orders saying that businesses can be held responsible for...

COVID-19 Surges, Guidelines Go Unfollowed

We have a lot of hospital beds but no vaccine. So. Business as usual. That’s the message from Gov. Greg Abbott as cases of COVID-19 in Texas...