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Hot Time in Austin

DAVE MCNEELY
As the Texas House of Representatives gets ready for the session that starts in mid-January, with the race for its powerful leadership position still going hot and heavy, heed these words:“Big problems face the new sessio...


Certain Pour Shepherds

FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF
As a young man in Ireland, Matt McEntire sometimes made the rounds of bars on Christmas Eve with his friends, stopping just long enough to get the traditional free drink at each place before moving on. So he’s OK with cus...



Tarrant Surprisal District

PABLO LASTRA
Property owner: In these days of volatile housing markets, do you yearn for your property to rise in value while you simultaneously keep the taxman at bay? If so, look no further than the example of Steve Murrin and 806 Irma St.


A Glowing Gift from the NRC

Betty Brink
***ONLINE EXCLUSIVE*** For anyone interested in protesting (or supporting) the proposed addition of two new reactors at the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, the news is – time is already running out: A hearing has been ...



Jonesin’ for Ad Money

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The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in the Stockyards recently announced its batch of new inductees for 2009 (the ceremony will be held Jan. 15). Two of the six inductees are known more for acting than cowboying. Tommy Lee Jones and ...


Hot Time in Austin

DAVE MCNEELY
With the speaker’s race still sizzling, will the state’s huge funding needs be taken care of? By DAVE MCNEELY As the Texas House of Representatives gets ready for the session that starts in mid-January, with the rac...



Certain Pour Shepherds

Fort Worth Weekly Staff
If you’re enjoying live music, theater, dance, and local clubs this holiday season, give a tip of the Santa hat to the folks who make it possible. By FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF As a young man in Ireland, Matt McEntire someti...


Tarrant Surprisal District

Pablo Lastra
Does the taxman tiptoeth around some properties? By PABLO LASTRA Property owner: In these days of volatile housing markets, do you yearn for your property to rise in value while you simultaneously keep the taxman at bay? If so,...



Prophet of Boom (and Bust)

KENDALL ANDERSON
The worst economic cycle in more than half a century has everyone from struggling homeowners to former Federal Reserve chairmen shaking their heads in disbelief. Jobs are disappearing, retail sales are in the toilet, bankruptci...


A New Drill

Peter Gorman
After months of meetings, citizen outrage, industry resistance, and relatively little official action, the next few months could bring about sizable changes in government regulation of the gas drilling boom that is profoundly a...