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Five Measly Pieces

DAN MCGRAW
When I go out to eat, I’m not a difficult customer. Having worked in so many restaurants – in front dealing with demanding customers and in back dealing with nasty owners – I’m usually OK with whatever g...


Charity at the Edge

Metroplex’s problems multiply, but food bank leaders keep trudging.
Jeff Prince
The phone rings, and Opal Lee knows what the call is about even before she answers.



Needed: Recipe for “Fish in a Barrel”

Static
Oh joy, it arrived just in time for the holidays – Static’s very own copy of the Wal-Mart Family Cookbook, of course! (Maybe Santa brought you one as well.)


Oh, the Horror!

Why Fort Worth filmmakers are focused on vampires and zombies instead of neurotic urban singles.
Kristian Lin
The footage we see is in grainy black and white. A heavy-set man in a shirt and tie is getting a lapdance from a stripper when she’s murdered in mid-gyration.



Needed: Recipe for “Fish in a Barrel”

Static
Oh joy, it arrived just in time for the holidays – Static’s very own copy of the Wal-Mart Family Cookbook, of course!


Santa Got a Gun — and a Rope

When a West Texas town recalls “Santa,” visions of murder dance in their heads.
CARLTON STOWERS
CISCO – For most who now call this quiet West Texas community home, the changes happened so gently and so long ago that they have gone all but unnoticed.



My Dancing Dayz ’Bout Over

Eddie Griffin
A Christmas party a few days ago gave me a look at the state of the black community. We had reason to dance, but nothing to shout about.


Yuletide Greetings

Mission’s Christmas message to tenants: Move
Peter Gorman
Cards that arrive in the mail this time of year are generally filled with good cheer.



Humankind at the Light Switch

JARID MANOS
The ocean is a prairie with its life underground and a perfect disguise above. About 18,000 short years ago, before the glaciers and continental ice sheets melted and the seas rose 400 feet, the Texas coastline was a hundred mi...


Still in The Air

The fight over asbestos removal strategies isn’t over, though the test in Fort Worth is.
Gayle Reaves
Once the preparations were done, it took only about an hour and a half on Monday morning for Environmental Protection Agency-supervised crews to knock down the little office building at an empty Woodhaven apartment complex.