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Recess Recedes

ERIC GRIFFEY
A local elementary is giving short shrift to P.E. – and might be violating state law. By ERIC GRIFFEY Last fall, the principal of Clifford Davis Elementary School in southeast Fort Worth announced at a staff meeting that ...


Roped In

DAN MCGRAW
The Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show, currently under way at the city-owned Will Rogers Memorial Center, has been a big deal in Cowtown for more than a century. Farming and ranching no longer play much of a part in Fo...



Too Dear to Measure

Static
“It is not too much to expect that our children will enjoy in their homes electrical energy too cheap to meter. … This is the forecast of an age of peace.”


O’Bama

DAN MCGRAW
As Barack Obama begins his historic presidency, most are focusing on him being the first African-American elected to the highest office in a country that once held black people as slaves. This is monumental, obviously, for this...



Vaquero Viene

JEFF PRINCE
A vaquero could have straddled his old caballo and pushed thousands of rangy longhorns from Mexico to Fort Worth in less time than it took community leaders to raise money for a statue on the North Side. But patience usually pr...


Nuclear Fallout

BETTY BRINK
For almost two decades, folks opposed to splitting atoms to turn on a light bulb have been comforted by nuclear power’s fall from favor as an electric-generating fuel. In 1993, one of the last reactors to come on line in ...



Oh Say, We Can See

Static
Static, who, at least when it comes to writing, is generally quail-free, quails at the thought of summing up in any little piss-ant, 500-word column what Tuesday meant to this country and the world. How can you capture the impo...


O’Bama

DAN MCGRAW
Experience with poverty and prejudice comes from both sides of the new president’s family tree. By DAN MCGRAW As Barack Obama begins his historic presidency, most are focusing on him being the first African-American elect...



Vaquero Viene

JEFF PRINCE
A long-awaited statue honoring Hispanic cowboys is supposed to reach its pedestal by summer. By JEFF PRINCE A vaquero could have straddled his old caballo and pushed thousands of rangy longhorns from Mexico to Fort Worth in les...


Nuclear Fallout

Betty Brink
Thought reactors were anachronisms? So did some concerned Glen Rose folks. By BETTY BRINK Editor’s note: The writer is a former member of a Comanche Peak opposition group, from which she resigned in the late 1980s. For al...