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Thanks, John

Static
John Terrell has proven himself to be a doggedly determined detective. Long after he retired from the Fort Worth Police Department in 1985, he continued pursuing a killer. Carla Walker, a Western Hills High School student, was ...


Standing tall for AIDS victims.

A Vietnam vet puts on her big-girl outfit to take care of fellow sufferers.
Jimmy Fowler
At a recent Wednesday night benefit show at the popular gay bar Stampede, a crowd of 30 or so had wandered out on a week night to catch a Fort Worth legend – albeit one that most Fort dwellers have never heard of.



Charity at the Edge

Metroplex’s problems multiply, but food bank leaders keep trudging.
Jeff Prince
The phone rings, and Opal Lee knows what the call is about even before she answers.


Five Measly Pieces

DAN MCGRAW
When I go out to eat, I’m not a difficult customer. Having worked in so many restaurants – in front dealing with demanding customers and in back dealing with nasty owners – I’m usually OK with whatever g...



Oaks in Limbo

Static
The “lots for sale” signs are up in front of the property at 2201 Oak Hill Rd. on the East Side. That’s the heavily wooded acreage owned by Anthony Caballero, the Dallas developer who pleaded guilty last year ...


Yuletide Greetings

Mission’s Christmas message to tenants: Move
Peter Gorman
Cards that arrive in the mail this time of year are generally filled with good cheer.



Needed: Recipe for “Fish in a Barrel”

Static
Oh joy, it arrived just in time for the holidays – Static’s very own copy of the Wal-Mart Family Cookbook, of course! (Maybe Santa brought you one as well.)


My Dancing Dayz ’Bout Over

Eddie Griffin
A Christmas party a few days ago gave me a look at the state of the black community. We had reason to dance, but nothing to shout about.



Needed: Recipe for “Fish in a Barrel”

Static
Oh joy, it arrived just in time for the holidays – Static’s very own copy of the Wal-Mart Family Cookbook, of course!


Oh, the Horror!

Why Fort Worth filmmakers are focused on vampires and zombies instead of neurotic urban singles.
Kristian Lin
The footage we see is in grainy black and white. A heavy-set man in a shirt and tie is getting a lapdance from a stripper when she’s murdered in mid-gyration.