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A Chink in Novation’s Armor

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In the can’t-buy-good-news department, Irving-based group purchasing organization Novation, still under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice (“Hijacking at the Hospital,” Nov. 23, 2005), was all rea...


Reality Fights

Dan McGraw
Travis Lutter is lying on his back, “in the guard” as they refer to it in Brazilian jiu jitsu, with one of his students on top of him, their legs intertwined, the student’s forearm pressed against his neck. It is a standa...



Six-Year Sentence of Frustration

JACOB TAYLOR
It’s been six years since Tedricke Gardner was fired from Tarrant County Juvenile Services for allegedly abandoning his job, and he’s still waiting for a chance to tell his side of the story.


Brave New Broadcasting World

KAY MILLS
So you’ve refused to become a tv addict, glued to the tube for every re-run of The Sopranos or new episode of American Idol. You’re happy with your old tv set that has no bells, no whistles, no TiVo, that’s neither wide (...



Parks in Peril

DAVE MCNEELY
Think of Texas’ current debate over park funding – or lack thereof – as a tale of feast and famine. With the stuffing and starving, however, going on at the same time.


Torture of the Powerless

Betty Brink
“People on death row have better medical treatment than these women. After all, they [the authorities] want to keep the death row inmates alive and well so that they don’t die before society has a chance to kill them. There...



Freeze in Forecast

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Tarrant County commissioners will see their worst fears realized this week. The county elections department has been poring over a controversial petition signed by 43,702 residents.


A Whiff of Payback

JEFF PRINCE
Friends and enemies continually circle the political planet of Tom Wilder, a Republican mainstay who recently won his fourth term as Tarrant County district clerk. Supporters say he efficiently manages business operations in co...



Bet Against This Campaign

DAN MCGRAW
David Carruthers is not a drug dealer or terrorist or counterfeiter, but he sat in the federal jail in Fort Worth last week nonetheless. Carruthers is British, runs a business out of Costa Rica, and was picked up while changing...


Stayin’ Alive in Linwood

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This country’s most famous “survivor” may be that big naked guy who won $1 million but forgot to pay taxes and is now (presumably) wearing stripes in an Oklahoma pokey. But Cowtown’s favorite survivors f...