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Monopoly Money

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
I’m getting a check from the federal government – woo-hoo! Taking advantage of our two lovely tax deductions – I mean, kids – my family should receive $1,800 as part of the federal government’s eco...


The Daily Obamagram

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Visited the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s web site lately? You might have been there without even knowing it. In recent days the site more closely resembled the home page for presidential candidate Barack Obama.



Code Red for JPS

Patients, doctors, and activists say Fort Worth’s public hospital is failing in its primary job: caring for poor patients.
ERIC GRIFFEY and BETTY BRINK
Alan Cattlett spent more than a week in 2006 eating almost nothing and drinking himself almost to death, a result of severe depression.


College Transfer

A Stephenville college official indicted for theft moved on — briefly — to Texas Wesleyan.
REED BAIZE
When a former Tarleton State University financial officer was indicted for allegedly stealing from that university, it must have come as a rude shock to her new employer in Fort Worth.



Spanish Stand-Off

DAN MCGRAW
When my daughter was four, her pre-kindergarten class in the Fort Worth public school system taught her in both Spanish and English. The federally funded program used the two languages on alternate days.


Hello in There

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Static is beginning to wonder if anyone down at Fort Worth City Hall – from staff to city council members – is paying much attention to anything these days.Specifically, we’re talking about whoever is supposed...



Natural Man

Joe Kuban’s work and music have built an environmental legacy.
Jeff Prince
A teenager was just itching to set fire to Tandy Hills Park. But maybe there were other ways to destroy the trees.


Hidden Heritage

Views from a downtown park are beautiful — but its future is murky.
Dan McGraw
When the Fort Worth Parks and Community Services Department closed Heritage Park six months ago, few downtown regulars noticed.



Omigod — Obama

MARK CAMPBELL
Holy crap! We’re going to have a black president!


Into the Valley of Dallas

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Some folks use this rag for little more than seeing which bands are playing, which movie’s showing, or which big-breasted vixen wants to talk dirty and give body scrubs. But, apparently, some people read the articles too.