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Sludge Fund

Decades after it closed, an Eastside sewage treatment plant still isn’t cleaned up.
JEFF PRINCE
Stagnant, luminescent green water trapped inside huge concrete tanks is like a slap in the face to Chris Waring.


Send the Board Back to School

Static
Education has long been one of the places where the radical right in this country tends to reveal its true colors.



Isle of Blight

E. R. BILLS
Hundreds of miles out in the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and San Francisco, a new mass has appeared that scientists say is about twice the size of Texas. Visions of Lemuria, the Pacific version of Atlantis come to mind –...


Q’d Up

Fort Worth’s gay film fest turns 10, with angst, accomplishments – and fewer rainbow flags.
Jimmy Fowler
Pretend you’re hitting the Netflix web site to rent a movie for the weekend, and these are your only choices: a romantic comedy starring Ashton Kutcher and Patrick Dempsey as star-crossed lovers, an action thriller featur...



Keys to the Future

A major piano festival and one of the best piano schools around play softly at TCU.
KRISTIAN LIN
On a lazy summer evening at TCU’s Ed Landreth Auditorium, a casual observer probably couldn’t tell that one of Fort Worth’s most significant musical events is taking place.


Flying the Coop

Cowtown’s last minor-league roundball fling scored only debts and bad feelings.
Dan McGraw
When it was announced in 2005 that a new minor-league basketball team – the Fort Worth Flyers – were coming to Cowtown, plenty of promises were made.



Tandy is Dandy

Static
Don Young is a never-say-die dude, which is why his name appears in this column so often. His protests against urban gas drilling were among the first to ring out in Fort Worth, and his persistence has helped shape what little ...


President Obama

Gwynne Dyer
On the assumption that President Barack Obama survives for a full four-year term – for it is generally assumed that, as the first African-American president, he will face a higher than average risk of assassination –...



Shot Full of Blues

Two local men say police are ignoring a violent attack.
JEFF PRINCE
For someone with such a peaceful sounding name, Blue Riversong Taylor lives like a guy rushing headlong down the rapids of life.


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...