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Paying for Abuse

ohnson County apologizes for horrendous treatment of a Cleburne woman.
PETER GORMAN
On Oct. 25, 2005, Patsy Keifer, a homemaker from Cleburne, was picked up on suspicion of driving while under the influence and brought to the Johnson County jail.


No More Pours at the Panther

Static
Over the weekend, the Panther City Coffee shop closed down. Yet another cool, independent coffee shop has fallen prey to the Fort’s insatiable need to strip every little bit of character off the map.



Bush-Boarding

DAVID DANIEL
So George W. Bush vetoed a bill that would outlaw the practice of waterboarding. Hold that thought for a moment.


On the Border of Fear

Along the Rio Grande, people grapple with The Wall.
GREG HARMAN
A major policy shift is under way on the Texas-Mexico border. It’s been called the Berlin Wall, the Wall of Shame, and even Wall of Hate – Muro del Odio.



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&...


Blue-Collar Paradise

The gas drilling boom is putting North Texas workers on Easy Street – for now.
Peter Gorman
The $100 bottles of Patron tequila have been flying off the shelf at Two Bucks Beverage Center for the last couple of years.



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, ...



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.