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Local Heroes? Who’d Know?

DAN MCGRAW
Since I was a little kid, I’ve always read the sports section of the daily newspaper before anything else. When I was a newspaper carrier, I would get my bundle on the corner, pull out the sports, and sit on that bundle u...


A Radical Time to Be Alive

KENDALL ANDERSON
International economist Ravi Batra of Dallas has a good enough track record predicting major global changes that he made The New York Times best-seller list – and the news pages – for correctly predicting the low in...



Just Say Whoa

Jeff Prince
A new group with influential members is preparing to challenge natural gas drilling inside Fort Worth city limits. The first order of business for the Coalition for a Reformed Drilling Ordinance (CREDO) will be to demand a mora...


Local Heroes? Who’d Know?

DAN MCGRAW
Since I was a little kid, I’ve always read the sports section of the daily newspaper before anything else. When I was a newspaper carrier, I would get my bundle on the corner, pull out the sports, and sit on that bundle u...



Carswell Goes National

Static
Static has been amazed – make that appalled – for years that the Weekly’s continuing revelations about the horrors of the women’s federal prison hospital at Carswell have not produced any official invest...


Shop ’Til You Drop

MARK CAMPBELL
There’s a scene in the great Woody Allen movie Love and Death where an imprisoned Allen has a jail cell vision the night before his execution, telling him he will be spared.



TCC’s Money Machine

Betty Brink
Perhaps leaders of the Tarrant County College District thought that their latest grand move would quell the controversy that has been swirling deep and fast around their ambitious and hugely expensive – and, it appears, h...


A Nosegay of Names

Matt Goodman
Bice’s Florist has been selling bouquets and boutonnieres to Cowtown-area customers for the past 34 years. Starting from a small shop purchased by Buddy Bice as a gift for his wife, the business gradually expanded from on...



Bad Puppy

Static
Those folks at Chesapeake Energy are so thoughty. Realizing that kids dragged to public hearings about the Barnett Shale could get bored and fussy, the drilling company has come up with its latest public service – a color...


A Failure of Conscience

GRAYSON HARPER
It still astonishes me that the whole country could scream impeachment from the rooftops over one president’s mild sexual indiscretion, yet turn a blind eye to this little man, George W. Bush, who took us to war on false ...