100 Years of Painting

Critical Thinking

Lost in Hospitallandia

Budget Wars

Blotch Jumbo

2nd Thought

2nd Thought

Parks in Peril

Think of Texas' current debate over park funding - or lack thereof - as a tale of feast and famine. With the stuffing and...

Bet Against This Campaign

David Carruthers is not a drug dealer or terrorist or counterfeiter, but he sat in the federal jail in Fort Worth last week nonetheless....

Family Values

When Dallas Mayor Laura Miller announced July 6 that she wasn't running for re-election, headlines in The Dallas Morning News hyped the news that...

Two Sides of an Ugly Coin

It's easy, in some ways, for Fort Worth residents to feel superior when they look eastward and see the racially divisive politics that over...

The Real Ground Zero

On Feb. 9, 2001, two American civilians (no doubt big George Bush presidential campaign contributors) were permitted to take the USS Greenville (a 7,000-ton...

Hold That Call

There is not one ounce of longing for the good old days in my head. Because when I think back to Pacer cars and...

Smoke, Mirrors, Votes

Did you know that during the March 7 primaries, a miracle occurred in Tarrant County? A record 158,000-plus citizens voted. Unfortunately, 100,000 of those...

That’s My Job

For a gringo working in the Fort Worth construction industry, sometimes it's hard not to feel embattled by the legions of Mexican immigrants who...

Blabosphere

In this era of corporate media, watered-down news, and pompous pundits, blogs offered a chance to deliver democracy back to journalism. The internet gave...

A Degree in Inequality

I'm about to graduate from college, and, like most college students, I've learned a lot of valuable things I was supposed to learn and...