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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.


Hole in the Middle

DAN MCGRAW
A few years ago, noted Texas author Larry McMurtry wrote a rather odd travel book called Roads, in which he described Arlington as “not so much a city as an area of confusion that manages to combine the worst features of ...



Can Citizens Say No?

Static
To borrow a phrase from Clayton Williams, Fort Worth residents apparently are expected to lie back and enjoy the latest attack by city hall.


A Flag on Instant Replay

DAN MCGRAW
After all those hours of football over the Thanksgiving weekend, I jotted down what I like and don’t like about watching the national sport from my couch. Don’t like divas like Mariah Carey hoofing it around and lip...



Take That!

Static
The hottest new toy this holiday season is a punching bag – named Wal-Mart.


Losing Our Voices

TRACY EVERBACH
A media monopoly is about to gobble one of the last voices of press freedom in the United States – but is that really so bad?



Bush-Whacked

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No wonder George W. Bush loves McLennan County, where his ranch – dubbed the Western White House – is located, near Crawford. Who wouldn’t like a county that passes special laws to keep him from getting, like,...


Between Concrete and Prairie

JARID MANOS
I guess it’s not really a moonbow because it forms a complete circle, but the word sounds good. Maybe if rainbows ended in the sky instead of the ground they’d be complete circles too.



Judging Becky

Static
Just when you think the gall of city politicians has reached its zenith, Fort Worth City Council member Becky Haskin pushes it further.


Forget Avian Flu

DAN MCGRAW
I generally think of birds as flying rats. Some people attract them with feeders and go on trips just to look at birds wondrously through binoculars, but to me, they’re just another annoying critter that pecks at dead squ...