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Not so Spare Change

Static
State Rep. Anna Mowery’s resignation came as no surprise … and no great loss. She hasn’t done much in the way of leadership and showed ethical lapses in the way she handled her campaign finances.


Guilt By Association

JOHN ARAUJO
While it’s painful to read about the sorts of barbaric executions performed throughout history, it’s also important to remember that those were unenlightened times.



Cowtown’s Coolest Unsung Buildings

There’s more to the Fort than the Kimbell and the County Courthouse.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Maybe it’s the massive brick wall that greets downtowners entering the Stockyards via North Main.


Deep Waters

Haltom City’s getting the floods, but Fort Worth’s getting the money.
Dan McGraw
When Natasha Collins thinks about her precious little girl these days, she doesn’t dwell much on the horror the two went through on that last night, in the early hours of June 18 — the water rising to five feet in their...



Fathers Figure

A local organization calls for minority fathers to get involved in their kids’ lives.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Last Monday, UMOJA, a 16-year-old Fort Worth-based youth advocacy organization of African-American men, led a local effort to encourage black men to lead their children back to school.


(Not)Waving a Red Flag

Static
Jerry Lobdill begs to differ with Static’s deDELETEion of what happened at city hall last week when a group of local activists asked the Fort Worth City Council to go on the record in favor of impeaching George Bush and D...



Logic by Craddick

DAVE McNEELY
State Rep. Jim Pitt has the best phrase for how Texas House Speaker Tom Craddick, his former ally, thinks of his position: “a divine speakership.”


Tear Down, Build Up

Monticello is experiencing redevelopment pains — and benefits.
Cole Williams
The bungalow on West 4th Street in Fort Worth’s Monticello neighborhood is a well-kept 1940s model, its yard manicured.



Impeach — Is That a Fruit from Parker County?

Static
In far-flung parts of our great land – admittedly, the more foreign parts, like California and Vermont – there is a homegrown movement afoot to (Warning: if you read the following words, Homeland Security officers m...


Want a Cookie, Little Reader?

DAN MCGRAW
Ten years ago, I got four newspapers delivered to my house every day. These days, I don’t get a single one, not even the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.