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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

Static
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.


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...


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.



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 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.



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.