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Raining on the Water Board Parade

Static
Was that the sweet fragrance of democracy that Static detected at a recent question-and-answer coffee klatch about the plan to build a half-billion-dollar lake just north of downtown?


he Muddy Waters of Race

TRACY EVERBACH
The television coverage of Hurricane Katrina began with scenes of black, apparently poor, people lining up outside the New Orleans Superdome for shelter, and (poor) black people being frisked for weapons, alcohol, and drugs. It...



Fumbling the Duffle

Static
A few determined Fort Worth volunteers are making things happen for about 150 of the Big Easy’s refugees over at the Resource Connection.


A Thin Inky Line

Static
Static frequently feels like this rag is part of a very thin line of soldiers guarding a frontier against threats that many of its fellow citizens don’t even recognize (thereby combining delusions of grandeur and paranoia...



It’s Not a Math Course

Static
Students of city management could learn a lot by observing how this city deals with the Woodhaven neighborhood in East Fort Worth.


Dog Days, Cats’ Pajamas

DAN MCGRAW
It was a recent weekday afternoon when I saw an old friend of mine at LaGrave Field – one of those “businessman’s specials” games. The guy was at the Fort Worth Cats game with his office staff, using the...



It’s Not a Math Course

Static
Students of city management could learn a lot by observing how this city deals with the Woodhaven neighborhood in East Fort Worth.


Of Wolves and Words

JARID MANOS
I appreciated the Weekly’s recent cover story exposing unscrupulous mortgage lenders, but I have to take issue with the title “Wolves in Small Print.”



511 Percent — Or Your First-Born

Static
Last week’s Weekly cover story, “Wolves in Small Print,” focused on predatory housing loans.


Wolves and Sheepdogs

DAN MCGRAW
Looney Tunes had a cartoon show in the 1950s that says more about the state of local politics in Dallas and Fort Worth than anything a poly/sci prof could ever articulate. The cartoon featured the relationship between Sam Sheep...