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Short Hop to the Big Apple

A TCU-born theater group is introducing local frogs to the off-Broadway pond — and vice versa.
Jimmy Fowler
It wasn’t much of a stretch, when a small group of TCU drama students decided to stage a play on the Horned Frog campus seven years ago, for them to pick the name Amphibian Productions for the new theatrical entity they&#...


Congrats on the New Job

GWYNNE DYER
In 1979, when we knew very little about the way human activities affect global climate, independent scientist James Lovelock warned that the sheer scale of human activities threatened to destabilize the homoeostatic system that...



Did He Interview Himself?

Static
Some of you are probably weary of Static continuously lobbing snark grenades at the Fort Worth Star-What-the-Hellagram and tv news crews, but somebody’s got to hold local media accountable (don’t expect a media outl...


Glass Pains

A Southside historic building is stuck in a wrangle over windows.
Dan McGraw
Ray Boothe figured the situation was as clear as, well, glass.



Off the Top of His Head

Is the governor auditioning for a new part?
Dave McNeely
Who was that guy standing on the dais in the Texas House of Representatives on Feb. 6, addressing a joint session of the Texas Legislature? The one with the Big Hair, delivering what was billed as the governor’s biennial “S...


The London Hicks-Sick Blues

DAN MCGRAW
When Metroplex sports team owner Tom Hicks announced recently that he was buying a $250 million share in the Liverpool soccer club of the prestigious English Premier League, the British press wanted to know one thing: Are you g...



We Hardly Knew Ye

Static
Texas governors have been buried from the staid old building of the First United Methodist Church in Austin across the street from the Texas capitol, as well as U.S. senators and representatives, and others important in the pub...


A Mighty Stream of Money

Lobbyists are having a field day at the Tarrant Regional Water District.
DAN MCGRAW
The Tarrant Regional Water District has long portrayed its Trinity River Vision plan as a done deal.



Beans of Wrath

You’ve got the whole world — or at least the lives of millions — in your cup.
ERIC GRIFFEY
In a five-bay garage tucked away in the shadow of Trinity Industries off Seminary Drive in south Fort Worth, the smells are a unique combination of grease and the heady aroma of coffee. Here, owner Marvin Rodak and his crew rep...


Maybe a Memorial Beer Bong?

E. R. BILLS
I’m not the biggest fan of SMU. I’m not a big fan of private universities in general. Too much money and too many frat boys. But these complaints aside, even I wouldn’t wish the George W. Bush presidential lib...