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Seven Suitors

JEFF PRINCE
Seven candidates want the Fort Worth City Council seat left vacant by veteran Chuck Silcox’s death, but none have nabbed the two endorsements that could have the most impact. Neither Silcox’s influential widow, Bren...


Toll-Track Mindset

Static
Terri Hall, founder and director of Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom, just keeps on working to stop toll roads. The issue she’s hot about this week is specific to the San Antonio area, but it may hold a lesson for th...



Falling Star

DAN McGRAW
When Gary Hardee got laid off by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram last June – a day reporters and editors still refer to as “Black Monday” – he took with him more than 25 years of experience in the newspaper...


Better Care for Prisoners

ERIC GRIFFEY
JPS is moving to lessen congestion and build a new facility for treating inmates. John Peter Smith hospital planners, faced with potentially life-threatening conditions in the hospital’s cramped, unsanitary, and outmoded ...



Letters to the Editor

John Q. Public
To the editor: I have hope that Fort Worth will at some time decide to go green (“Cowtown’s Growing Green,” March 11, 2009). I don’t think, though, that scraping off a 1930′s house or two on Linden...


Senior Specials

DAN MCGRAW
PBS needs to roll back the age appeal of its programming. In 1970, radio and television comedian Red Skelton was taken off the air by CBS because his audience was getting too old and younger viewers weren’t watching. That...



Soul Chain

JIMMY FOWLER
The little business located at the intersection of two huge freeways was packed. It was Saturday night, and AJ’s Chicken & Waffles, open since last Halloween at the southwest corner of Interstate 30 and Loop 820 in th...


Touchy Subjects

Static
Fresh perspective: It’s one of the best things about diversity. Elect women to public office, and all of a sudden funding for daycare and battered-women’s shelters gets a higher priority. Bring minorities onto the t...



Don’t Get Fooled Again

KAREN HADDEN
Nuclear plants are still dangerous, and the licensing process is even scarier. The 30th anniversary of Three Mile Island arrived last week. Those of us who had loved ones in Pennsylvania back then will never forget the sleeples...


A Rahr Breed

DAN MCGRAW
Eren Reddick and his dad, Jim, meet just about every Saturday afternoon to shoot the breeze over a few beers. But they don’t do it in some local bar or at their homes. They do it on Fort Worth’s Near South Side at t...