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Bad Puppy

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Those folks at Chesapeake Energy are so thoughty. Realizing that kids dragged to public hearings about the Barnett Shale could get bored and fussy, the drilling company has come up with its latest public service – a color...


A Failure of Conscience

GRAYSON HARPER
It still astonishes me that the whole country could scream impeachment from the rooftops over one president’s mild sexual indiscretion, yet turn a blind eye to this little man, George W. Bush, who took us to war on false ...



Full-Contact Females

ERIC GRIFFEY
Jennifer Alonsa is looking forward to doing a little hitting. The 30-year-old probation officer for Tarrant County, who is built like a linebacker, admits to having a bit of a mean streak.


Rocks for the Goliath Road

Peter Gorman
BARTLETT – Sitting in Lois and Jerry’s Restaurant, surrounded by a blue-jean and overalls lunch crowd, Mae Smith and Ralph Snyder don’t look like giant-killers. In fact, the small-town mayor (5′ 2″...



You Need Us (Sob)

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Put down the video game for a minute and take that thing out of your ear. Do you reaaallly want to know why you should read a newspaper, why you should spend your nickels and dimes (via our advertisers) to support us and our po...


Outsource of Trouble

Tracy Everbach
Good journalism requires accurate know-ledge of local people, places, and practices. A no-brainer, right? Apparently not.



Shell Game

Betty Brink
Tarrant County College board vice president Bobby McGee came forward Monday to support fellow trustee Joe Hudson’s complaints about the irregularities surrounding a June 25 meeting at which the board gave Chancellor Leona...


Saving Katia

Jeff Prince
Adopting orphans from foreign countries comes with risk, but Kathie Seidel was willing to roll the dice. She was hurting. She wanted to be a mother again. For more than 20 years she had showered love on her only child, Brian, a...



Sins of the World

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An institution as large and as complex as the Catholic Church presents an enormous target for its critics, especially since its stands often go against many modern values. E.R. Bills lobbed plenty of ammo at the church in his r...


Taxpayer — Prime Cut

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Gee, where to start? The Tarrant County College questions are piling up like food on a three-meat barbecue plate.