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Credit, Due

Static
All those kudos for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s recent six-part series on the county’s only charity hospital, John Peter Smith, and its multiple failures in serving the poor are well deserved. Static applauds the...


Water Foul

An aquifer is at risk – along with property values, livestock, and dreams – after gas wells move in.
Peter Gorman
Brian Beadle knew something was wrong when the registered Boer goats he raises on his small farm near Grandview began swelling up just after Christmas.



Apocalypse Man

E. R. BILLS
When Charlton Heston passed away a few weeks back, I couldn’t help but think of Michael Moore’s attack on him in Bowling for Columbine.Besides being blindsided, Heston was also obviously slowed by advanced age and d...


Official Secrets

Tarrant voters have a heaping plate of reasons to go to the polls May 10 — including some that officials wish citizens didn’t know.
Betty Brink and Laurie Barker James
Elections with only local issues on the ballot – school board races, bond issues, choices for leadership of obscure bodies like water districts and community colleges – usually draw less voter interest in these part...



Fox-TV — Trigger-Happy?

Static
A judge might have to decide whether former Fox 4-TV news reporter Rebecca Aguilar is a martyr, fired for standing up for Hispanics in the newsroom, or an overly aggressive reporter who crossed the line of ethical journalism by...


Arting Up

In art, perhaps, is the salvation of Cowtown.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Martha Peters may have one of the most enviable offices in Fort Worth.



More Perry?

DAVE MCNEELY
Gov. Rick Perry had hinted he might run again in 2010. But now Perry flatly says he will – regardless of what plans U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst may have.


Making Good

With a new gig, ex-Jet Powered owners say they’re cleaning up old debts.
JEFF PRINCE
The Dallas Business Journal’s recent inclusion of Fort Worth-based Starr Tincup on its annual list of best places to work shocked more than a few people.



Dupe Tube

Static
Sunday morning TV is full of infomercials selling pickups and preachers selling hellfire and damnation.


The Cowboys’ Lament

The ranks of those who work cattle for a living grow thin, but some maestros persevere.
Peter Gorman
Tater Paschal is up at 5 a.m. at his house in south Cleburne, putting the coffee on, then heading out to his barn to feed his horses, getting ready for another day of cowboying.