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Blue Zone blues

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Blue Zones Project spokesperson Julie Wilson addressed the Fort Worth City Council last week, and Static kept waiting for Foghorn Leghorn to pop up somewhere and mutter, “I say, I say, son, that lady’s got more nerve than a...


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Ads Don’t Add Up

Fort Worth Weekly
Fort Worth resident Rodney Hill was listening to Sportsradio 1310 The Ticket the other day when an announcer said the news program was sponsored by the Tarrant Regional Water District. “It was weird,” Hill said. “Why does...



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Whistling Dixie

Confronting white society’s role in Ferguson.
E.R. Bills
This is a strange time in American history. I don’t recognize us. And by us, I mean white people. We seethe with hatred. We’re fed up and embittered. Things aren’t going our way, and somebody needs to pay. Someone deserve...


Treadway, right, with Corpus: “... the idea of sharing vows with 99 other couples ... sounded perfect for us.” Lee Chastain

Only Straights Need Apply

The Stockyards is planning a mass wedding, but not for just anyone.
PETER GORMAN
When Roy Treadway and his longtime partner John Corpus heard about a group wedding to be held in the Stockyards on Dec. 13, they decided to apply for one of the 100 available spaces. “I thought it was a cute idea,” said Tre...



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Tequila and Tater Salad

Comedians Ron White and Alex Reymundo’s friendship has led to this: a Fort Worth company that imports top-flight tequila.
ERIC GRIFFEY W/ PHOTOS BY BRIAN HUTSON
The interior of Will Rogers Memorial Center went dark. A man in black walked hurriedly toward two empty stools that stood center stage. He placed a silver bucket filled with ice on one; on the other he carefully rested a bottle...


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Doggies in the Window

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It’s bad enough that Static wants another dog every time it hears a Sarah McLachlan song. But on Saturday, animal shelters around town are all hanging up “Free Puppies and Kitties” signs. If you’ve ever wanted to give a...



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Armstrong’s Dip

A vast West Texas park was the brainchild of two leaders.
DAVE McNEELY
BIG BEND RANCH STATE PARK – When Bob Armstrong first experienced the rugged majesty of this huge West Texas ranch in 1970, he told its owner that if he ever wanted to sell, Texas might want to buy. More than four decades afte...


Melaku: Because of “the ones we left behind and those who died, we now have a second chance.” Brian Hutson

Coming to America

Translating for the U.S. Army made Afghanistan too hot for one North Texas resident.
EDWARD BROWN
Two years after a harrowing escape from Afghanistan and the Taliban, Frank finally has some semblance of normalcy in his adopted home of North Texas. He was recently reunited with his Afghan wife and young daughter. Frank’s u...



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A Degree in Debt

Attempted reforms haven’t changed all that much in Texas’ for-profit college industry.
STEVE MILLER
Five days a week, Robert Rowlett heads off to work at his $7.75-an-hour job with the City of Dallas’ sanitation division. From his roughly $310 a week in take-home pay, he sets aside whatever he can to pay down the $25,000 st...


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Curse of the TIF

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Fort Worth should create a tax-increment financing district — a.k.a. TIF — for insufferable pop poser Justin Bieber. While we’re at it, give another to Tarrant Regional Water District’s megalomaniacal general manager Ji...