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Will the Water Be Unnaturally Blue?

Static
A dirty wind was blowing in from the west last Saturday, but many of those listening to proposals for Gateway Park flood control at an Eastside meeting thought more was being dumped on them than a little sand.


A Chip in Every Chicken

Some farmers are fuming over a push to register their cows.
ERIC GRIFFEY and I’SHA GAINES
Question: What does a 1,200-foot-wide superhighway have to do with putting radio chips in pigs’ ears? Answer: In the minds of the Texas farmers and ranchers who are gearing up to oppose them in Austin this week, they both spe...



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...


They Get Us Coming and Going

Static
Exciting news, folks – Interstate 69, a proposed Texas-to-Michigan road that’s part of the Trans-Texas Corridor, may get built even quicker than expected! Well, gosh, that’s a relief.



T for Freedom

Released from slavery, a Colleyville man is now caught by Homeland Security’s failure to act.
LESLIE RIGOULOT
“I don’t like having to introduce myself as a former slave, as a victim of human trafficking, but it is important,” said 20-year-old Given Kachepa of Zambia, who now lives in Colleyville.


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&#...



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...


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...