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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.


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.



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.


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.



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.



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...


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

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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.