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No Flood of Money

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
A few weeks ago, President Bush made a speech in New Orleans’ Ninth Ward, an area particularly hard-hit by Hurricane Katrina. Bush said New Orleans “is better today than it was yesterday, and it’s going to be ...


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.



Rolaids and the River

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Juan Rangel, the maverick Fort Worth schools trustee who gave former school superintendent Tom Tocco heartburn and helped usher him out the door in disgrace, has set his sights on higher (or at least, higher-profile) office.


Bullies With Badges

Abuses by law enforcement are giving Johnson County a black eye.
Peter Gorman
When Patsy Keifer got busted for DWI while sitting at the side of a country road in her broken-down Chevy pickup, it didn’t surprise her.



The Money Shuffle

LINDA LABEAU
Gov. Perry’s web site touts his commitment to public education. So why is the governor considering, for the top spot in the Texas Education Agency, a guy who is under investigation on allegations that he improperly direct...


Too Little, Too Late

Predatory lending action is helping some, but the worst may still be ahead.
Dan McGraw
Two years ago, in a story about the impending home foreclosure crisis caused by widespread predatory lending practices (“Wolves in Small Print,” Aug. 10, 2005), Fort Worth Weekly profiled Felipe Garcia Jr.



Fighting Back

Jeff Prince
Cows grudgingly rise from mid-morning naps as Billy Mitchell’s Ford F-250 jostles down a dirt road past the oak trees he climbed as a kid.


Don’t Ban the Bomb-Words

DAN MCGRAW
Last week NBC presented a special that chronicled the first five years of Saturday Night Live. For many of us, the mid-70s doesn’t seem that long ago, but two skits were shocking – they showed how much racial attitu...



Policing Speech

A GOP poll and an anti-war protest produce a novel theory on use of city streets.
Dan McGraw
Vincent was one of the few people who seemed to have a dog in both the fights that went on in downtown Fort Worth last Saturday.


Bullcorn Through a Bullhorn

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Fort Worth residents aren’t thrilled that a large stand of old-growth trees is pegged for destruction to make way for gas drilling near the Trinity River.