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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...



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...


The Emperor’s New Jumpsuit

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



Sacrament of the Trinity

JARID MANOS
Crickets swell, lush autumn night, silence buffering me as soon as I shut the car door, even with University Drive a few hundred yards away … . Across the Trinity, our night city glowed, reflection shimmering in the slow-...


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...



Don’t Pave the Park

PAT CHEONG
Park land is a finite resource. Once it’s gone, whether sold or paved over, we’ve lost it. Two years ago, the League of Women Voters of Tarrant County conducted a study of park land in Tarrant County.


Perk-olatin’ Problems

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The only thing that comes to mind is, “What were they thinking?”