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Shock

JACOB TAYLOR
Physically, all I have left are slight red marks on my hip and ankle from where the wire leads were positioned, annoying me like a spot rubbed raw by a too-tight shoe. They are the palest mementos of three seconds of crippling ...


Dem Divisions

DAN MCGRAW
Democrats in Tarrant County have been on a downward spiral for many years. In the 1990s, many local Democratic politicians saw the changes coming and switched to the Republican side. Now the Democrats have no county-government ...



Body Slam

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A Fort Worth company was honored (and by “honored” we mean “trashed”) on a Top 14 list (and by “top” we mean “bottom-scraping larva doodie”).


Inertia Victims Unite!

E. R. BILLS
There’s nothing we can do about it … . There’s so many things wrong, I don’t know where to start. I’m just one person.



Earthworms Unite

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Another week, another … interesting meeting of the city’s gas drilling task force. Assistant City Manager Libby Watson, who missed the first two sessions while on vacation, began the third with a warning to the grow...


Ink vs. Electrons

TRACY EVERBACH
Most of my former newspaper colleagues probably hate to hear me say it. In fact, they so hate to hear it that they have planted their heads very firmly in the sand – or the ink barrel -so they won’t have to consider...



Filthy Lucre

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The case of Adrain Bonner gets curiouser and curiouser. In the last week, the cost of the embattled former Dunbar High School band director’s fight to get his job back (“Looking for an Encore,” Dec.28, 2005) h...


The Emperor’s New Jumpsuit

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Tarrant County officials have one less excuse to hide behind this week.



Bowled Down

DAN MCGRAW
Last week, the University of Houston played in the Fort Worth Bowl. This weekend, Texas Christian University will play in the Houston Bowl. The attendance for the Fort Worth Bowl – matching up the University of Kansas wit...


They Know Nah-tink

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Natural gas is a hot topic these days. Just ask the folks in Palo Pinto County, where fires burned for days after a drilling operation prompted a Dec. 16 underground explosion. The resulting crater gave some lucky rancher the l...