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Jean-Luc

Static
(For Static’s usual snark and humor, check our next item. This one is straight public service.)  On any fair-weather weekend in Fort Worth, it’s not hard to find a charity car wash going on somewhere – usuall...


Coalition of the Unlikely

Opposition to TXU’s coal-power plans has made for a bed full of strangers.
Pablo Lastra
On July 10, TXU adopted the name “Luminant” for its power-generating and construction operations.



Bass-Relief

DAN MCGRAW
When I moved here in 1990 from the land where rivers catch on fire, I knew only one thing about Fort Worth: Cowtown was home to a billionaire with a wild-ass streak running through him.


Tase-Mania

The chorus of voices calling for reform of Taser policies is growing — and so is the list of deaths.
Gayle Reaves
When Waxahachie police officers burst into Allen Nelms’ house in the early hours of April 28, they found him in his bedroom.



Diamond in the Mud

Can gas bucks turn shabby, shallow Lake Worth into a blue-green gem?
DAN MCGRAW and NANDINI BALIAL
Leanna Johnson and her kids had Camp Joy Park all to themselves. Johnson sunned herself on a towel in the grass while her kids splashed in the waters of Lake Worth.


Fort Not Worthy

Static
By golly, they actually did it. The League of United Latin American Citizens’ local chapter had threatened to slap Fort Worth city leaders awake, and they weren’t kidding.



House Divided

Fired employees question the actions of a local nonprofit housing group.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Angela Smith thought she was doing a pretty good job as the executive director of the Tarrant County Housing Partnership (TCHP), a nonprofit housing agency that provides assistance to low-income families.


Trimming the News

TRACY EVERBACH and Craig Flournoy
What happens to a newspaper after it dumps a third of its staff? The saga of The Dallas Morning News provides some answers.



Do Unto Others … Then Run

Static
Eastside residents are sweating bullets – and perhaps checking their political ammo supplies – as natural gas drilling giant Chesapeake Energy Corp. takes a big step into the West Meadowbrook neighborhood.


Put Down that Beer and Step Away from the Walker

Senior citizens looking to buy a cool one are getting hot under the collar about ID policies.
COLE WILLIAMS and JEFF PRINCE
Nobody accuses Dee Cantrell of being a shrinking violet. She’s more likely to be compared to bull nettle — brush up against her too hard, and you’re liable to be left smarting. So when the Haltom City resident got carded ...