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A Glowing Gift from the NRC

Betty Brink
***ONLINE EXCLUSIVE*** For anyone interested in protesting (or supporting) the proposed addition of two new reactors at the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, the news is – time is already running out: A hearing has been ...


Jonesin’ for Ad Money

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The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in the Stockyards recently announced its batch of new inductees for 2009 (the ceremony will be held Jan. 15). Two of the six inductees are known more for acting than cowboying.



Hot Time in Austin

DAVE MCNEELY
With the speaker’s race still sizzling, will the state’s huge funding needs be taken care of? By DAVE MCNEELY As the Texas House of Representatives gets ready for the session that starts in mid-January, with the rac...


Certain Pour Shepherds

Fort Worth Weekly Staff
If you’re enjoying live music, theater, dance, and local clubs this holiday season, give a tip of the Santa hat to the folks who make it possible. By FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF As a young man in Ireland, Matt McEntire someti...



Tarrant Surprisal District

Pablo Lastra
Does the taxman tiptoeth around some properties? By PABLO LASTRA Property owner: In these days of volatile housing markets, do you yearn for your property to rise in value while you simultaneously keep the taxman at bay? If so,...


Jonesin’ for Ad Money

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The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in the Stockyards recently announced its batch of new inductees for 2009 (the ceremony will be held Jan. 15). Two of the six inductees are known more for acting than cowboying. Tommy Lee Jones and ...



Prophet of Boom (and Bust)

KENDALL ANDERSON
The worst economic cycle in more than half a century has everyone from struggling homeowners to former Federal Reserve chairmen shaking their heads in disbelief. Jobs are disappearing, retail sales are in the toilet, bankruptci...


A New Drill

Peter Gorman
After months of meetings, citizen outrage, industry resistance, and relatively little official action, the next few months could bring about sizable changes in government regulation of the gas drilling boom that is profoundly a...



Big Bang Theory

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A hundred years ago, it wasn’t unusual for cowboys, boozers, and gamblers to yank pistols out of their holsters and start blasting away in the Stockyards. Gunpowder and bullets were part of that rowdy district’s her...


Boughs of Poly

DAN MCGRAW
My aunt and uncle had an artificial Christmas tree back in the 1960s, and I always liked going over to their house to check it out. It was one of those aluminum ones, with little silver fronds and a spotlight in front that chan...