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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...


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 ...



Hustling THCK

ERIC GRIFFEY
The shores of Lake Arlington aren’t all that picturesque, especially on the Fort Worth side, where the rocky shoreline borders a massive parking lot and the summer sun reflects off both, making people feel like they’...


Full-Contact Females

ERIC GRIFFEY
Jennifer Alonsa is looking forward to doing a little hitting. The 30-year-old probation officer for Tarrant County, who is built like a linebacker, admits to having a bit of a mean streak.



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...


Outsource of Trouble

Tracy Everbach
Good journalism requires accurate know-ledge of local people, places, and practices. A no-brainer, right? Apparently not.



Rocks for the Goliath Road

Peter Gorman
BARTLETT – Sitting in Lois and Jerry’s Restaurant, surrounded by a blue-jean and overalls lunch crowd, Mae Smith and Ralph Snyder don’t look like giant-killers. In fact, the small-town mayor (5′ 2″...


Shell Game

Betty Brink
Tarrant County College board vice president Bobby McGee came forward Monday to support fellow trustee Joe Hudson’s complaints about the irregularities surrounding a June 25 meeting at which the board gave Chancellor Leona...



You Need Us (Sob)

Static
Put down the video game for a minute and take that thing out of your ear. Do you reaaallly want to know why you should read a newspaper, why you should spend your nickels and dimes (via our advertisers) to support us and our po...


Sins of the World

JOHN ARAUJO
An institution as large and as complex as the Catholic Church presents an enormous target for its critics, especially since its stands often go against many modern values.