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A Violent Mess

DAN MCGRAW
A wealthy wife didn’t get her day in court against an allegedly abusive husband. By DAN MCGRAW For police, domestic violence calls can be dangerous because of the volatile emotions involved, and in the past, officers ofte...


Put Out the Tommy Lee Traps

Static
This summer, a Static colleague who lives in the boonies found himself dealing with a minor rat infestation. Like anybody else creeped out by the Norwegian interlopers, he did the smart thing and made his older kids clean out t...



Unfolding Wings

JIMMY FOWLER
As grinding techno beats set the audience seats buzzing, cast members strolled up and down the aisles of Rose Marine Theater, glittery insect wings attached to their backs. They blew big shiny bubbles from wands, like children ...


Signs of the Times

DAN MCGRAW
The red party may be getting the blues around here. By DAN MCGRAW Like baseball geeks and fantasy football players, those of us addicted to politics love the numbers. And with the hottest election in decades coming up next mont...



2nd Time as Farce

Gwynne Dyer
This is not the Crash of 1929, and we are not heading into a second Great Depression. No developed country this time around is going to face the 25 percent unemployment rate that the United States experienced in the 1930s.


Outfall/Downfall

BETTY BRINK
Tarrant County College officials are late on another key permit for the downtown campus. By BETTY BRINK “I had no idea,” Joe Hudson said. The Tarrant County College District trustee was shocked to find out from a re...



2nd Time as Farce

Gwynne Dyer
Another depression is unlikely as long as Wall Street can tap the taxpayers’ pockets. By Gwynne Dyer This is not the Crash of 1929, and we are not heading into a second Great Depression. No developed country this time aro...


Dealing with the Deluge

ERIC GRIFFEY
With Washington gridlocked, friends and foes of illegal immigrants find their own ways of Dealing with the Deluge By ERIC GRIFFEY Every weekday morning at 9 a.m., the lobby of the Catholic Charities’ office, in a building...



His Last War

JEFF PRINCE
David Noblett – and dozens of other patients – just wanted their doctor back. By JEFF PRINCE                       A white-haired little man with piercing blue eyes, wearing an Army cap and carrying a bri...


Citizen Drivers

Static
Fort Worth Weekly was scheduled to be a small part of Historic Fort Worth Inc.’s annual awards last week – reporters Dan McGraw and Betty Brink were due to be honored. But as it turned out, our little rag led off th...