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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...


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...



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...


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...



Home, Semi-Sweet Home

Matt Pulle
Bush comes back to the place where his legacy is at least debatable. By MATT PULLE It was the afternoon before Thanksgiving in Austin, and George W. Bush – then in his first term as governor and enjoying record-high appro...


Oh Say, We Can See

fwuser
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...



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...


Home, Semi-Sweet Home

MATT PULLE
It was the afternoon before Thanksgiving in Austin, and George W. Bush – then in his first term as governor and enjoying record-high approval ratings – was in his stately office at the capitol. He usually worked in ...