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Confrontation at the Water District
GAYLE REAVES
Mary Kelleher was elected just a few weeks ago to the board of the Tarrant Regional Water District, on a platform of demanding transparency from the agency. Last Friday, she found out just how hard that job will be. In a letter...


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DOMA, Prop. 8 Are Dead

Kristian Lin
Despite his latest venture, this isn’t such a good day for Rick Santorum and the rest of the “we hate gays” lobby, as the national headlines are dominated by the Supreme Court striking down the Defense of Marr...



David Dewhurst

Anti-Abortion? Nah, More Like “Pro-Coat Hanger”

JIMMY FOWLER
A historic and deceitful bid by Texas’ fringiest right-wing lawmakers (i.e., Republicans) to shut down the state’s legal, licensed abortion providers was met with appropriate outrage yesterday: Over 700 people –– mostly...


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The Modern and The ‘Phibs Present “This House”

JIMMY FOWLER
Americans like to harumph that they’re sick of the dysfunction in the U.S. Congress –– too many special interests, career ambitions, dubious backroom deals, and above all, too many elected officials who disdain consensus ...



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Nuns on the Bus Roll Through North Texas

JIMMY FOWLER
You don’t have to be Catholic or even spiritually minded to get a kick out of the activist group that calls itself Nuns on the Bus. This rolling collection of ordained Catholic sisters has been profiled everywhere from 60 Min...


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Allah Loves High School Football, Too

JIMMY FOWLER
While the cheerleaders of Kountze High School in southeast Texas may believe God is on their side, it seems Kountze ISD isn’t: District officials announced this week they would appeal a state court judgment that said signs wi...



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March Against Monsanto in Fort Worth

JIMMY FOWLER
If you thought the only thing those lazy, entitled millenials dreamed about was getting famous on YouTube, think again: Many of them would also like to live in a world where genetically altered food was, at the very least, clea...


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Boy Scouts “Compromise” on Gay Ban is a Joke

JIMMY FOWLER
If the Boy Scouts gave out merit badges for cynical caginess, the North Texas-based Boy Scouts of America leadership would earn one with its nonsensical “compromise” on changing the group’s ban against gays and lesbians. ...



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Fort Worth, Arlington Land in Top 10 Redneck Cities

JIMMY FOWLER
An Austin-based blogger who writes for a real estate website called Movoto has determined, via some super-scientific and mega-rigorous calculations, that Fort Worth and Arlington are not only the two most redneck cities in Texa...


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“Four Lions” and the Boston Marathon Attack

Kristian Lin
In the wake of the terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon yesterday, officials at the London Marathon (which is the next major event on the world marathon calendar) have stated that they will run the race as planned, and that ...