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Shoulda Known Better

E. R. BILLS
Recently, I mistakenly received the Winter ’08 edition of Hooah!, the U.S. Army National Guard’s call to arms in teen-beat magazine form. It says its mission is to “celebrate and support America’s youth&...


Changing of the Colors

Is Tarrant County going from red to blue? Don’t count it out.
Dan McGraw
In recent years, Tarrant County has become something of a star in the Republican crown: Among urban counties with more a million in population, no county usually votes more heavily Republican than Tarrant, usually by about a 60...



Blue-Collar Paradise

The gas drilling boom is putting North Texas workers on Easy Street – for now.
Peter Gorman
The $100 bottles of Patron tequila have been flying off the shelf at Two Bucks Beverage Center for the last couple of years.


Indian Ink-stained Wretches

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The news that the Fort Worth Star-Telegram is outsourcing 26 advertising design jobs to India comes as no surprise, seeing as how Fort Worth Weekly reporter Dan McGraw predicted it on Blotch a couple of weeks ago. No surprise, ...



Monopoly Money

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
I’m getting a check from the federal government – woo-hoo! Taking advantage of our two lovely tax deductions – I mean, kids – my family should receive $1,800 as part of the federal government’s eco...


High-Speed Solutions

The idea of passenger rail travel to major Texas cities picks up speed.
DAN MCGRAW
Driving down to Austin lately has become a real trip.



Code Red for JPS

Patients, doctors, and activists say Fort Worth’s public hospital is failing in its primary job: caring for poor patients.
ERIC GRIFFEY and BETTY BRINK
Alan Cattlett spent more than a week in 2006 eating almost nothing and drinking himself almost to death, a result of severe depression.


The Daily Obamagram

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Visited the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s web site lately? You might have been there without even knowing it. In recent days the site more closely resembled the home page for presidential candidate Barack Obama.



College Transfer

A Stephenville college official indicted for theft moved on — briefly — to Texas Wesleyan.
REED BAIZE
When a former Tarleton State University financial officer was indicted for allegedly stealing from that university, it must have come as a rude shock to her new employer in Fort Worth.


Natural Man

Joe Kuban’s work and music have built an environmental legacy.
Jeff Prince
A teenager was just itching to set fire to Tandy Hills Park. But maybe there were other ways to destroy the trees.