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Reality Bites

E. R. BILLS
I have a 6-year-old son. A couple of weeks ago, he got spooked while we were watching The Day After Tomorrow. In fact, during the scene that depicted the tornados in Los Angeles, he ran out of the living room and hid.


Frog Flap

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The Weekly’s story about wheelchair-bound student Adam Main being booted out of TCU’s on-campus housing (“Handicapping Adam,” April 26, 2006)drew about 80 postings (at last count) on a TCU weblog.



At Least in the Movie, the Chief Got Away

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The city’s dogged efforts to cram gas wells down everyone’s throats reminds Static of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. The movie’s sympathetic characters were the mental patients, while the villain was t...


Lipstick on a Poison Pig

DON YOUNG
What a difference a day makes. Or does it? In light of Saturday’s gas well tragedy in Forest Hill that killed one man and displaced hundreds of families, Mayor Mike Moncrief responded that it was too early to tell if the ...



Sad Static

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Well, ain’t it always the way: You toot your own horn too much and all you do is give yourself and other people a headache.


What’s in Your Mini-Skirt?

DAN MCGRAW
I’ve never really understood the whole cheerleading thing. Like that controversy in Southlake recently when young girls and their parents went crazy because some girls didn’t make the team and couldn’t shake t...



Shutting Up the Scientists

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Was it just coincidence that on the 10th anniversary of the first publication of this smart-mouthed rag the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression released its annual list of the “winners” of ...


Live! Who Cares?

TRACY EVERBACH
Car crashes, murders, and fires are local tv reporters’ bread and butter on Saturday nights. But on April Fools Day – no joke – assignment editors sent Bert Lozano of WFAA-TV/Channel 8 and Brett Johnson of KXA...



Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Oil Hogs

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Willie Nelson, friend of the farmer, pothead, and gay cowboy, has proved yet again he’s the coolest guy ever. On April 1, he and Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman met with the news media about an hour south of he...


A Letter on School Funding

DAVE MCNEELY
Dear Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst: Gov. Rick Perry has called the Texas Legislature into special session to begin April 17. And after months of saying he would limit the session to shuffling the tax system to lower local property ta...