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Lost (or Tarnished) Gold

Static
The bizarre news a few days ago that Newsday had, um, lost three of its storied Pulitzer gold medals for public service, reminded Static of another journalism organization, one closer to home, that discovered its own golden awa...


Inspection Lite

Current and former city workers say a college program is hurting oversight of public projects.
Peter Gorman
The grades are in on the first year of a plan to send Fort Worth construction inspectors to school for a mandatory certification program, and they don’t look good. Since the program’s inception last fall, according to insid...



Viva Mariachi!

The Mexican-born musical genre is claiming more territory in Texas schools.
Jeff Prince
Eighth-grade lunch period meant most students were eating in the cafeteria or just chillin’ outside.


Mad Boy, Mad Boy

Static
Static has no excuse for waiting weeks to look at its Tivo-recorded premiere of Jail, except maybe that it seemed like duty rather than entertainment. Wrong-o.



I Can Hear That Train …

Light rail is knocking on Fort Worth’s front door again.
Dan McGraw
As any survivor of a 12-step program knows, you have to admit you have a problem before you can attack it.


Putting the Bite on Hospitals

An ex-employee’s lawsuit describes payola and pressure by a North Texas medical-supply giant.
Pablo Lastra
Cynthia Fitzgerald’s career seemed to be heading down a promising path at last.



Suspicious Activity

DAN MCGRAW
There is an issue festering in many Fort Worth neighborhoods these days, and it is quite complex.


Marking This Place

Static
Last week, as the Weekly was putting its “Best of 2007″ issue to bed (a chore not unlike getting an 800-lb. gorilla to brush its teeth and change into its jammies), word came that Peter Feresten, Fort Worth’s ...



Found: Too Many Signs

City officials and neighborhood activists are going after right-of-way litterers.
Jeff Prince
The bright and colorful signs hammered into the grass in the public right-of-way or stapled onto utility poles promote everything from diet formulas to dating services.


Censored

The scariest news may be the stuff you haven’t seen yet.
ERIC GRIFFEY
David Phinney thought he’d struck journalistic gold. The veteran reporter, who has done freelance work for PBS, ABC, The New York Times, and other news companies, learned from a disgusted American contractor that the Kuwa...