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Air Apparent

Sometimes you can look at an unpopular law and say, OK, I disagree with that, but I understand why it was passed. Some statutes...

Circular Track

Lyrics to an old Johnny Cash song run through my brain with every trip to my mailbox. Wanted man in Mississippi / Wanted man in...

This Ain’t Their Best Rodeo

About an hour and a half before he is to pop his light frame onto the back of a 1,500-pound bull, Kyle Miller stretches...

The Pros of Parking

The Weekly's Jan. 9 cover story ("What 'Free' Parking?") on the downtown parking additions made possible with tax-increment financing almost entirely dismissed what that...

Big Rig, No Cattle

Anyone who does big bidness in Cowtown knows two important rules: Stick your hand out when the city council is writing tax-break checks, and...

Master’s Degree of a Mess

In October 2004, when Tarrant County College District officials posed at a ceremonial groundbreaking for their downtown campus along the Trinity River bluff just...

UFO U-Turn

Before Close Encounters of the Third Kind came out in 1977, Steven Spielberg & Co. sponsored an art contest for kids across the country....

Bully-Goat Bluff

Fear is a great way to control folks. Scare the bejeebers out of 'em and they'll do anything you ask. As a powermonger's ploy,...

Downwind of a Windfall

Generally speaking, when small environmental groups take on gigantic corporations, it usually doesn't end well for the little guy - or the environment, for...

Iron Men

When the tower crane's boom came crashing down on him at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport's control tower that day in 1972, it sent Rattlesnake...