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Sports Suckers

DAN MCGRAW
Anyone who is a baseball fan in this part of Texas knows the Rangers stink – and, aside from a few good teams in the late ’90s, have stunk for most of their history.


Pledging Life and Allegiance

Immigrants help Uncle Sam fill the ranks — with citizenship as a reward.
MARY SPICUZZA, ERIC GRIFFEY, and JEFF PRINCE
As far back as he can remember, Oscar Reyes had wanted to be in the United States military. As a young boy growing up in Woodward, Okla., he often fantasized about it.



Who’s in First?

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
What do you call thousands of people who enter Texas illegally, when the people who live here don’t want them here?


Behind on the Bills

The city’s failure to pay on time is causing problems for Eastside senior citizens.
Betty Brink
Fort Worth City Council member Frank Moss and city housing official Donald Cager were taken to the woodshed twice last week — in both cases, by a bunch of their elders using wheelchairs, walkers, and canes as well as figurati...



Polecat Yowls

Static
It’s official. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial board has to be high on crack. Fried out of their peanut-sized minds.


The Speaker in Winter

True to his Golden Gloves past, Jim Wright answers the bell for another round.
Jeff Prince
Mornings begin with a trip to his spacious office and compiling a list of things to do. Days are spent knocking things off the list — from teaching chores to working on books and articles, to taking phone calls from former co...



Oh, for a Reality-based President

E. R. BILLS
On a September evening in 1956, Marian Keech, a middle-aged woman living in the American Midwest, claimed she received a message from a planet called Clarion, saying that the world would be destroyed by a catastrophic flood on ...


‘Tis of Us

Static
If you are reading this on the Fourth of July, rest easy in the knowledge that, somewhere in North Texas, Static, like normal people, is, rain or shine, eating barbecue and homemade ice cream – maybe even wearing its tall...



Air Ball

Flyers’ departure leaves sports fans and local companies holding the bag.
Dan McGraw
Two years ago, when Fort Worth city officials decided to rob Peter to pay Paul, minor-league-sports-wise, there were plenty of signs that it was a risky maneuver.


’Tis of Us

Static
If you are reading this on the Fourth of July, rest easy in the knowledge that, somewhere in North Texas, Static, like normal people, is, rain or shine, eating barbecue and homemade ice cream — maybe even wearing its tall Unc...