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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...



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.


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.



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.


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...



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...


Natural Man

Joe Kuban’s work and music have built an environmental legacy.
Jeff Prince
A teenager was just itching to set fire to Tandy Hills Park. But maybe there were other ways to destroy the trees.



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.


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.