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Welfare (Bragging) Rights

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Dead heads are coming to town, but not the ones who enjoy singing “Truckin’” while smoking mari-hoochie from a Dr Pepper can and dribbling nacho cheese on their tie-dyed shirts.


Power to the People?

Fort Worth neighborhoods want downtown to share the wealth.
Dan McGraw
The fluorescent panels in the basketball gym at the Martin Luther King Center on the city’s East Side threw a harsh light that bounced off the blue and white walls.



With Liberty and Guns for All

GWYNNE DYER
You can imagine lots of countries where a candidate for the presidency might lie about owning a gun so as not to alienate the voters, but only in the United States would he lie and say he does own a gun when he doesn’t.


Not in Their Backyard

Lancaster Avenue’s homeless are wearing out their welcome.
I’SHA GAINES
The halls of the East Lancaster Avenue police substation echoed with angry accusations. “We’ve made it easy to be homeless in Fort Worth,” one woman yelled, to the crowd’s applause. “Kids deserve better — they shoul...



Press Club Mess

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Red flags were waving madly after the Press Club of Dallas’ 48th annual journalism awards banquet last November. Sure, Fort Worth Weekly toasted its good fortune after winning several of the gold statuettes – known ...


Killed by a Dirty War

Corruption and despair — not enemy weapons — took a top-ranking Texan’s life in Iraq.
Robert Bryce
Ted Westhusing was a true believer. And that was his fatal flaw.



The Damage He Did

TRACY EVERBACH
The news media last week jumped all over the Don Imus story after the radio host called the Rutgers women’s basketball team “nappy-headed hos.”


Stabbing Themselves

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“Maybe we pulled some wrong bullets out of the scabbard,” State Rep. Wayne Christian told members of the Allied Communities of Tarrant and other interfaith groups.



Wanna See My Etchings?

Fort Worth’s print artists from the first half of the 1900s are drawing the eye of art connoisseurs.
Jeff Prince
“Woman Combing Her Hair” by the late artist Bror Utter is a gothic hoot. It shows a seated woman combing her hair, looking at a large, severed hand and a tiny foot on a table in front of her, flanked by various kinds of bir...


Take Me out of the Ballgame

DAN MCGRAW
There’s something different going on at the Texas Rangers’ ballpark this year. No, not the quality of the play. Please.