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Tandy is Dandy

Static
Don Young is a never-say-die dude, which is why his name appears in this column so often. His protests against urban gas drilling were among the first to ring out in Fort Worth, and his persistence has helped shape what little ...


Foot Off the Gas

City hall budgeters ignore the boom.
DAN MCGRAW
For the past year or so, economists have been saying that North Texas seems immune to many of the money problems facing the rest of the country.



Our Other Selves

Gayle Reaves
Shooting through thick glass into the narrow box of a prison interview cubicle, John Holbrook had few options as a photographer.


What Rangers?

DAN MCGRAW
If, against all common sense and logic, you are still a Rangers fan, you’ve gotten used to this sad saga. It is still early in the baseball season, and our beloved Texas Rangers aren’t even making it to their usual ...



Credit, Due

Static
All those kudos for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s recent six-part series on the county’s only charity hospital, John Peter Smith, and its multiple failures in serving the poor are well deserved. Static applauds the...


Official Secrets

Tarrant voters have a heaping plate of reasons to go to the polls May 10 — including some that officials wish citizens didn’t know.
Betty Brink and Laurie Barker James
Elections with only local issues on the ballot – school board races, bond issues, choices for leadership of obscure bodies like water districts and community colleges – usually draw less voter interest in these part...



Water Foul

An aquifer is at risk – along with property values, livestock, and dreams – after gas wells move in.
Peter Gorman
Brian Beadle knew something was wrong when the registered Boer goats he raises on his small farm near Grandview began swelling up just after Christmas.


Apocalypse Man

E. R. BILLS
When Charlton Heston passed away a few weeks back, I couldn’t help but think of Michael Moore’s attack on him in Bowling for Columbine.Besides being blindsided, Heston was also obviously slowed by advanced age and d...



Fox-TV — Trigger-Happy?

Static
A judge might have to decide whether former Fox 4-TV news reporter Rebecca Aguilar is a martyr, fired for standing up for Hispanics in the newsroom, or an overly aggressive reporter who crossed the line of ethical journalism by...


Making Good

With a new gig, ex-Jet Powered owners say they’re cleaning up old debts.
JEFF PRINCE
The Dallas Business Journal’s recent inclusion of Fort Worth-based Starr Tincup on its annual list of best places to work shocked more than a few people.