Fort Worth is the new Austin

Fort Worth is the new Austin

As of tomorrow, I’ll have lived in Fort Worth for nine months. My wife and I pulled in on July 14th, 2014. Honestly, I had no idea what to expect. My job search process had mostly sucked, and for a long time… Continue Reading

Red River Rivalry is dead. Long live the Red River Rivalry.

Red River Showdown

Since 2000, the Texas-Oklahoma football game — the Red River Rivalry, Red River Shootout, Red River Showdown, or whatever you’d like to call it — has featured both teams ranked 12 times. In 2001, 2002, 2004, and 2008, both teams… Continue Reading


The key question in the Rachel Cooke disappearance: knew her attacker, or no? (Ex-boyfriend?)

This past January was the 12th anniversary of the disappearance of Rachel Cooke in Texas; as a result, it got some new investigators and a new focus, including James Knutson and Jason Waldon being assigned to the case full-time. If you’ve… Continue Reading

Damn, North Dakota: from 2010 to 2013, 940 new jobs per 10,000 people. Next highest in the U.S.? 337 new jobs per 10K people.

Say it with me now: the twin engines of present-day American job growth are knowledge and energy. We’ve talked about this before (with a little more context here), and now theres’s some new data via Atlantic Cities essentially underscoring the idea. Look at this chart:   The… Continue Reading

This NFL Draft is a big night for H-Town: Houston Rockets haven’t won a title since 1995, Houston Texans have never been to a Super Bowl, Astros haven’t been relevant since 2005. Is “a savior” coming?

Above is the end of Game 4 of the 1995 NBA Finals. The Rockets swept the Magic (with a young Shaq) and won their second consecutive NBA championship. That was the last championship the city won, which is about 18-19 years. That’s… Continue Reading


Brief thought exercise: if Vietnam had never happened, would LBJ be considered one of the best Presidents of all-time?

That piece above aired on CBS Sunday Morning last week — it’s kind of half a profile of Bryan Cranston, post-Breaking Bad, playing LBJ and kind of half a profile of LBJ himself. At the end (the very end), there’s an interesting… Continue Reading


In 2022, you probably want to be working in health care, and you may want to be living in New Mexico or Greenville, NC

Cool article — fun with maps! — on The Atlantic Cities by way of Richard Florida recently, which details, essentially, job growth in the U.S. in the next 10 years. Here’s what you basically need to understand about all this. 1. You would… Continue Reading

Marcus Smart (black) pushed Jeff Orr (white). Smart is a top college basketball player, but is he now a thug? No.

First, this happened: Then stuff like this happened: Marcus Smart is a thug and seriously lacks composure ?? — Olivia Coiro (@livcoiro) February 9, 2014 Then the Internet dug deeper on the fan in question, and this happened: There’s more info here on Jeff Orr (the… Continue Reading