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Hot Water, Again

Static
When Fox 4-TV investigative reporter Becky Oliver took on the Tarrant Regional Water District this week, Static seemed to hear an echo. Oliver looked at expense reports from the water district’s employees and found they e...


Still Smoldering

DAN MCGRAW
In a presidential election year, especially one where the top of the ticket drew as much attention as this one, local races often fly under the radar. But in Tarrant County, you’d have had to be living under a rock in the...



Surviving Their Raising

E. R. BILLS
A few weeks back, a 7th-grader who hangs around the neighborhood told my kids that Barack Obama was a stupid Muslim terrorist and that if that “nigger” got elected he and his family were moving to Canada.


Hot Water, Again

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When Fox 4-TV investigative reporter Becky Oliver took on the Tarrant Regional Water District this week, Static seemed to hear an echo. Oliver looked at expense reports from the water district’s employees and found they e...



Bearish in Cowtown

Fort Worth Weekly Staff
Don’t seek to know for whom the recession bites. It’s growling at thee. By Fort Worth Weekly staff A lot of local business news stories in recent months have emphasized the North Texas silver lining to the national ...


Surviving Their Raising

E.R. BILLS
Could we make this the last generation of racists? By E.R. BILLS A few weeks back, a 7th-grader who hangs around the neighborhood told my kids that Barack Obama was a stupid Muslim terrorist and that if that “nigger”...



The Order of the Red Suspender

Static
“Politically Incorrect – And Damn Proud of It,” reads a sign hanging in Chuck Silcox’s business office on Camp Bowie Boulevard. Static, who is frequently incorrect politically, not to mention socially an...


Going Postal (Not)

DAN MCGRAW
Most of us don’t use the snail mail from the U. S. Postal Service as much as we used to. Bills can be paid online, e-mail keeps us in touch with one another, and except for sending out Christmas cards, not many of us mail...



A Tale of Two Storms

Tom Curtis
Galveston’s Seawall Became Its Maginot Line By Tom Curtis I’ve lived about half my life in a city that shouldn’t be there. In local parlance, I am a B.O.I., meaning that I was born (during a hurricane, no less...


Trail Dust

Jeff Prince
Neighbors say they’re getting the shaft from Beggs Ranch wells. By JEFF PRINCE For motorists near I-20 and FM 3325 just west of Fort Worth, the Beggs Ranch makes a picture worthy of a Marlboro ad. The Beggs family’s...