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Together They Win

Rita Vinson
Eastside neighbors locked arms last year to deal with crises in common. By RITA VINSON When Fort Worth Weekly’s Best of 2008 issue came out on Sept. 28, I was surprised to find that the Brentwood-Oak Hills Neighborhood As...


Putting On the Green Suit

DAN MCGRAW
Over the past few years, Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey K. McClendon has been on a wild ride. His company has been one of the largest and certainly the most visible player in the Barnett Shale gas drilling boom here in North Texa...



Put Out the Tommy Lee Traps

Static
This summer, a Static colleague who lives in the boonies found himself dealing with a minor rat infestation. Like anybody else creeped out by the Norwegian interlopers, he did the smart thing and made his older kids clean out t...


Signs of the Times

DAN MCGRAW
Like baseball geeks and fantasy football players, those of us addicted to politics love the numbers. And with the hottest election in decades coming up next month, some of the stats coming out of the national presidential campa...



Put Out the Tommy Lee Traps

Static
This summer, a Static colleague who lives in the boonies found himself dealing with a minor rat infestation. Like anybody else creeped out by the Norwegian interlopers, he did the smart thing and made his older kids clean out t...


A Violent Mess

DAN MCGRAW
A wealthy wife didn’t get her day in court against an allegedly abusive husband. By DAN MCGRAW For police, domestic violence calls can be dangerous because of the volatile emotions involved, and in the past, officers ofte...



Signs of the Times

DAN MCGRAW
The red party may be getting the blues around here. By DAN MCGRAW Like baseball geeks and fantasy football players, those of us addicted to politics love the numbers. And with the hottest election in decades coming up next mont...


Unfolding Wings

JIMMY FOWLER
As grinding techno beats set the audience seats buzzing, cast members strolled up and down the aisles of Rose Marine Theater, glittery insect wings attached to their backs. They blew big shiny bubbles from wands, like children ...



2nd Time as Farce

Gwynne Dyer
This is not the Crash of 1929, and we are not heading into a second Great Depression. No developed country this time around is going to face the 25 percent unemployment rate that the United States experienced in the 1930s.


Outfall/Downfall

BETTY BRINK
Tarrant County College officials are late on another key permit for the downtown campus. By BETTY BRINK “I had no idea,” Joe Hudson said. The Tarrant County College District trustee was shocked to find out from a re...