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Changing of the Colors

Is Tarrant County going from red to blue? Don’t count it out.
Dan McGraw
In recent years, Tarrant County has become something of a star in the Republican crown: Among urban counties with more a million in population, no county usually votes more heavily Republican than Tarrant, usually by about a 60...


Indian Ink-stained Wretches

Static
The news that the Fort Worth Star-Telegram is outsourcing 26 advertising design jobs to India comes as no surprise, seeing as how Fort Worth Weekly reporter Dan McGraw predicted it on Blotch a couple of weeks ago. No surprise, ...



Shoulda Known Better

E. R. BILLS
Recently, I mistakenly received the Winter ’08 edition of Hooah!, the U.S. Army National Guard’s call to arms in teen-beat magazine form. It says its mission is to “celebrate and support America’s youth&...


High-Speed Solutions

The idea of passenger rail travel to major Texas cities picks up speed.
DAN MCGRAW
Driving down to Austin lately has become a real trip.



The Daily Obamagram

Static
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.


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...



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.



Hello in There

Static
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...


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.