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Send ’Em a Telegram

Static
When a daily paper like the Startlegram gets beat on a story by the piddling underclass (Fort Worth Weekly), the reaction follows a strict rule: Ignore the story for about a week, then find some new element to the topic, cover ...


Hot Dates

DAN MCGRAW
When the City of Fort Worth announced that the Fort Worth Flyers minor league basketball team was coming to town, the spin was all positive. The team would bring a lot of fans into downtown Fort Worth, and it had the backing of...



Don’t Look Back

Static
She’s got the backing of The Dallas Morning News. He’s supported by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The DMN’s was a “throw the rascal out” type recommendation; the ST’s limp endorsement was a l...


Dems, Loaded for … Other Dems

Static
When Republicans fight among themselves, it is usually kept private, maybe after praying in church or in the country club bar. Or maybe you fire your shotgun at your hunting partner and claim you were just trying to kill some q...



A Weak Constitution

KEN WHEATCROFT-PARDUE
I love our state. I’ve canoed the Red River and skinny-dipped in the Pedernales. I’ve weathered dust storms, snowstorms, hurricanes, and nearly five decades of hotter-than-hell summers. I’ve hitchhiked and dri...


Wood-headed in Woodhaven

Static
Gentrification efforts in the East Side’s Woodhaven neighborhood, led by city councilwoman Becky Haskin, have reached new levels of hype. A Feb. 7 article in the Fort Worth Star-Tell-It-Like-It-Ain’t-agram under the...



Force to Live

E. R. BILLS
On Aug. 1, 1966, David H. Gunby was a 23-year-old engineering student at the University of Texas. After a round of studying at a campus library, he walked out into the courtyard of the UT Tower. As he crossed the courtyard, he ...


No-Bull

Static
It’s so tiresome having to listen to those whiny people who seem all hot and bothered about the loss of civil liberties under the current Shrubistration in Washington.



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 ...


The name’s Weekly… Fort Worth Weekly

Static
You know, Static always mentions the Fort Worth Star-Telegram by name when the city’s only daily newspaper is spotlighted in this little shaded box of snark.