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As the East Side Turns …

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Supporters of the independent-minded Louis McBee were heartbroken when he was narrowly defeated by the establishment-backed Danny Scarth in the District 4 city council race on May 13.


Yawn Radio

MARK K. CAMPBELL
I miss Bigfoot. It used to be you could count on discovering his latest adventures from Kevin McCarthy on KLIF. But, alas, no more.



Downtown Hits Pay Dirt

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The Fort Worth establishment had its prayers answered (assuming those folks can still pray without being struck by lightning).


Tear Down the Parking Lots

Kendall McCook
On a fresh green late spring morning, I thought of young people working alongside their elders tending pinto beans and poblano peppers. I thought of untilled, fertile river and creek bottomland, hidden places where 10- and 20- ...



How Did They Die? Technically.

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Last week’s article on the never-ending medical horror stories oozing from Cars-well Federal Medical Center lacked answers to critical questions that were put to a prison spokeswoman two weeks before the story went to press.


Oh Say, Can You Hear?

DAN MCGRAW
In 1983, I was sitting on the couch at my father’s house watching the National Basketball Association All-Star game in Los Angeles. Don’t remember much about the game, but I do remember the national anthem.



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.


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.



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 ...


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...