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Going Postal (Not)

DAN MCGRAW
Forget disgruntled post office employees. How about the customers? By 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 ...


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...



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...


It’s Not Over Yet

Tom Hayden
Obama has FDR’s gifts of oratory and pragmatism, but can he restore the nation?The collapse of American finance capitalism, being an event beyond the control of Karl Rove and the Republican apparatus, may well be the deci...



Getting Past the Buggy Stage

Static
When the Fort Worth Streetcar Study Committee started meeting a few months ago, the panel members often acted like they were Amish folks being taught how to use electricity. They had heard of mass transit, but few had ever used...


It’s Not Over Yet

Tom Hayden
There’s no guarantee of real change even if Obama wins. By Tom Hayden Obama has FDR’s gifts of oratory and pragmatism, but can he restore the nation?The collapse of American finance capitalism, being an event beyond...



Getting Past the Buggy Stage

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When the Fort Worth Streetcar Study Committee started meeting a few months ago, the panel members often acted like they were Amish folks being taught how to use electricity. They had heard of mass transit, but few had ever used...


The Other Brink

Static
Given what Barack Obama’s been going through with his tenuous ties to a 1960s domestic terrorist, Fort Worth Weekly might be in for a similar fate in these troubled times. A Pakistani woman, who shot at some American sold...



Un-Well

Peter Gorman
Concerns are mounting over health effects of gas drilling. By PETER GORMAN Charles Morgan can’t sleep at night. The low-frequency noise from the 11 gas compressors at an Anadarko facility about a mile from his home in the...


Bullies on the Bricks?

Static
Stockyards entrepreneurs are complaining about the smell of bull manure, and not the kind that goes splat on the bricks during cattle drives. They say the smell is wafting from the Fort Worth Police Department. Mike Costanza is...