Fort Worth Star-Telegram

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2014

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram Issues Mea Culpa for Obamacare Takedown

    This fall, as the growing stack of policy cancellations was giving the lie to Obama's ill-considered "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it" promise, newspaper editors across the country were simultaneously barking at reporters to dig up Obamacare horror stories, and fast. The Fort Wor ... More >>

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    January 3, 2014

    For Barnett Shale, 2013 Saw Drilling Activity at Its Lowest Ebb in a Decade

    The Barnett Shale set off a national renaissance in the production of oil and natural gas through fracking. But as we look back on 2013, it's clear that the boom has left North Texas behind, for now anyway. Drilling and permitting activity in the area has fallen to a 10-year low. The Railroad Commi ... More >>

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    September 26, 2013

    Jestin Joseph Tried to Shoot Up a Fort Worth McDonald's, But His Gun Wouldn't Fire, Police Say

    There are a handful of possible explanations for what went down on Tuesday night at the McDonald's at 4800 South Freeway in Fort Worth. It may have been, as Sergeant Joe Loughman suggested to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, an act of divine intervention. Perhaps gun manufacturers developed a mind-read ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    William Leak Got Fired, So He Slit the Throats of His Boss' Border Collies

    William Skyler Leak's tenure as the caretaker of a small Fort Worth stable was brief. Last August, after a short time on the job, he was fired and ordered to clear out of the on-site mobile home he'd been allowed to live in. "The owner didn't like his work performance," Fort Worth police spokeswoma ... More >>

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    July 17, 2013

    Tarrant County Woman Charged With Murder After Missing Husband Found Buried in Yard

    Neola and Ervin RobinsonNeola Robinson told police that she'd last seen her husband on Memorial Day 2010, when he'd left their Tarrant County home and run off with another woman. That wasn't entirely far-fetched. Ervin "Shorty" Robinson had already been married several times when he and Neola got to ... More >>

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    June 20, 2013

    After Comparing Gay Boy Scouts to Pedophiles, a Catholic Church in Keller Cuts Ties With Its Troop

    Most area churches have been relatively cautious in reacting to the recent vote by the Irving-based Boy Scouts of America to lift its century-old ban on gay scouts. First Baptist's Robert Jeffress rather predictably suggested that the move contradicts a scout's promise to be "morally straight," but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    The Cotton Belt is Dead, at Least For Now

    In the end, it wasn't the opposition of the Fort Worth City Council that killed the Cotton Belt project, nor was it the opposition from neighbors in North Dallas. Not directly, at least. Rather, the 62-mile commuter rail that would run from Plano to Fort Worth, died a quiet death at the state legisl ... More >>

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    April 26, 2013

    This Week, Tarrant County Filed Murder Charges in Two Decades-Old Child Abuse Cases

    Teena Mathis has always said it was an accident. She had left her 15-month-old niece, Heidi, with her children on a backyard swingset while she stepped inside to answer the phone. While she was in the house, the girl wandered behind the swing, which hit her in the head. Heidi died two days later. H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    More Layoffs at Fort Worth Star-Telegram; Print Media Rally Slow to Start

    ​As The Buggles famously sang in 1979, video, in fact, killed the radio star. As The Fort Worth Star-Telegram continues to share content with Dallas' Only Daily and slice positions and send talented writers out into the cold in 2011, it's apparent that the Internet is choking out newspap ... More >>

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    November 16, 2010

    Seryn Will Finally Get Around To Releasing Its Debut... In Just Two More Short Months!

    Seryn​Just last week, we shared a new video focusing on Denton's folk-loving five-piece Seryn and joked about the band's long-anticipated debut release, which, a couple times now, has seen its release pushed back for who knows what reasons. But today comes news that, finally, the band has settled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Foe Destroyed: The Band That Formed After Oso Closo's Breakup Is Now Dead, Too.

    Rachel ParkerFoe Destroyer at this year's DOMA Showcase, for what proved to be one of the band's final gigs.​We're admittedly a little late on this, but, a week ago today, Ink, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's answer to the Morning News' Quick in Tarrant Country, broke the news that Foe Dest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    A Damned Shame: 100 Damned Guns Calls It Quits. WHO WILL BE NEXT???

    Vishal Malhotra100 Damned Guns will no longer perform music of torment. Or any music at all.​ Bad news, courtesy the constant downer that is Preston Jones of the Star-Telegram: 100 Damned Guns' Thursday evening performance at Fort Worth Central Market will be the band's last. A shame, too: The ban ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    News & Notes: Carona on the Gas Tax, the Best Movie Theaters in Dallas (?) and ...

    ​A few odds and sods with which to end your soon-to-be-stormy Wednesday ...State Sen. John Carona was down in Austin today speaking to the chamber of commerce about the state of Texas transportation, which, for those not following along, ain't good. As in: a $50-to-$100-billion-shortfall not good. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Whitt's End: 3.19.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Randy Galloway - who's forgotten more Rangers' baseball than I'll ever learn - says a disgruntled former employee blackmailed the organization and ultimately&nbs ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010

    What Am I Gonna Do Now That Cowboys Season is Over? Laugh.

    During the 1999 NBA Finals between the Spurs and Knicks I was in New York, covering the series for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. After a particularly long, fun and, yes, expensive off night at this fine establishment, I awoke at around 4 a.m. sprawled out on my hotel bed. Boxers only. Half-eaten b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    'Roid Rage: Mark McGwire - Yawn - Apologizes to Baseball

    ​I guess the question at this point is, do you give a crap? About baseball players and their steroid use? During the 1998 Major League Baseball season I went to Houston a couple times as a reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram to cover the magical home-run chase between the St. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    A Few Sneak Peaks at Ivins's Rebel Life

    ​A Friend of Unfair Park asked if I wouldn't mind mentioning Bill Minutaglio's appearance at Legacy Books in Plano this Saturday, when the ex-DMN'er heads up north to sign copies of Molly Ivins: A Rebel Life, which he co-wrote with W. Michael Smith. Sure; happy to. Which reminds me: The book's in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    Whitt's End: 4.10.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *What's more obtuse: That Iowa is now a more progressively liberal state than California, or that the Texas Rangers woke up this morning as the only undefeated team in the American League? *Feels like the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Daughter of Convicted Holy Land Foundation Leader Determined to Clear His Name

    Noor Elashi is the 23-year-old daughter of Holy Land Foundation co-founder Ghassan Elashi, who found out only today that he will be sentenced in May following his conviction last November; he's looking at 15 years to life in prison, after having been among those convicted of donating to Hamas follow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Star-Telegram Makes Time's List of Newspapers Whose Time May Be Up

    Time just posted its list of "The Ten Major Newspapers That Will Fold Or Go Digital Next." And, no, The Dallas Morning News isn't among them. But the Star-Telegram is. Why?9. The Fort Worth Star Telegram is another one of the big dailies that competes with a larger paper in a neighboring market -- D ... More >>

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    April 11, 2008
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    December 11, 2007

    Grimes Time Radio Show

    Fred Holston Andrea Grimes, uncharacteristically shy this a.m., doesn't feel terribly comfy touting her radio appearance today, so I will: The Girl on Top will join the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Cary Darling and D's Zac Crain at noon today on KERA-FM (90.1)'s Think. Their subject: " 2007 - The Po ... More >>

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    December 5, 2007
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    July 5, 2007

    Re: NPR Knows What's Buggin' Dallas

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Bud Kennedy noticed our item about National Public Radio's story concerning Dallas' mosquito problem. And he takes issue with the story's theory that the giant salt-water-bred pests we're seeing about town stem from the salt-water lakes created by Barnett Shale dri ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 28, 2006

    Fresh Fest

    The Modern screens some reel gems

  • News

    May 16, 2002

    Dog Bites Belo

    How many lawyers does it take to make a media company a punch line?

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    March 14, 2002

    Bad Blow

    Why are the DMN city columnists so lame? Belo wants them that way.

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    July 26, 2001

    Say Goodbye

    Like most people who cancel their newspaper subscriptions, I have my reasons

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    March 8, 2001


    The Morning News ends its battle in Arlington with a whimper

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    December 28, 2000

    Media Bias

    All year, we tell you who's been naughty. Now, a list of those whose work is nice.

  • Culture

    September 9, 1999


    Micromanaging; The jury is out

  • Culture

    August 6, 1998

    Paper cut

    Randy Galloway decided to leave the Morning News for all the write reasons

  • News

    July 9, 1998
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    August 14, 1997
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    February 20, 1997
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    February 15, 1996

    Surplus labor

    The fashion for corporate downsizing cuts into the economy in many ways

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    February 1, 1996
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    January 25, 1996

    Classless act

    Star-Telegram knuckles under to Christian group, reassigns gay editor

  • News

    January 18, 1996

    Gold diggers

    The telecommunications bill brings out the greed in all of us

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    January 11, 1996

    A pox on 1995!

    Next year will be better

  • News

    December 7, 1995

    True crime story

    Forget the usual tales of rape and pillage--consider the sins of corporate America

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    October 19, 1995
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    September 21, 1995
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    September 21, 1995

    Global warning

    Republicans are aiding and abetting denial of the worldwide shift in climate

  • News

    September 14, 1995

    Stop the sanctimony

    It's time to question the popular wisdom about families

  • News

    July 27, 1995
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    April 13, 1995
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    April 13, 1995


    New bill to outlaw "indecency" on the Internet makes no sense

  • News

    March 9, 1995

    Dumb and dumber

    The Nation of Nitwits rolls along with the Republican Revolution

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