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Gone to Texas

For once, the presidential election is coming to a neighborhood near you.
DAVE MCNEELY and BETTY BRINK
Steve Hollern and Lon Burnam are about as politically opposite as it gets in Fort Worth


Omigod — Obama

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



Into the Valley of Dallas

Static
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.


Air Apparent

DAN MCGRAW
Sometimes you can look at an unpopular law and say, OK, I disagree with that, but I understand why it was passed.



Tolls for Thee

Static
Static suffers acid reflux every time highway planners try to cram mega-toll roads down Texans’ throats. Empathy wells up when ranchers and farmers talk about losing huge swaths of their land, and anger flares when transp...


One Down

TCC gets a tentative OK from the Corps of Engineers for its riverine campus.
Betty Brink
The Tarrant County College District crossed a key threshold this week in the lengthy process of getting permission from the federal government to build its controversial $350 million-and-rising downtown campus – a step th...



The Pros of Parking

ANDREW TAFT
The Weekly’s Jan. 9 cover story (“What ‘Free’ Parking?”) on the downtown parking additions made possible with tax-increment financing almost entirely dismissed what that program was designed to do ...


This Ain’t Their Best Rodeo

Tradition won’t pay the rent for bull riders in Fort Worth.
Dan McGraw
About an hour and a half before he is to pop his light frame onto the back of a 1,500-pound bull, Kyle Miller stretches to get ready.



Big Rig, No Cattle

Static
Anyone who does big bidness in Cowtown knows two important rules: Stick your hand out when the city council is writing tax-break checks, and stick your hand into your own pocket to buy some meat on the hoof at the Stock Show ev...


Circular Track

Stepping off the curb earns a reporter eight years of threats but no day in court.
Jeff Prince
Lyrics to an old Johnny Cash song run through my brain with every trip to my mailbox.