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Hocus SCOTUS

Static
While we send our sincere condolences to the large family and numerous friends of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died — peacefully and of natural causes last week after a day of hunting quail on a West Texas ranch ...


Denton singer-songwriter Jessie Frye rocked a recent Bernie Sanders event in her hometown to get people to feel the Bern. Photo courtesy of Jessie Frye.

The Local Bern Unit

Has North Texas ever been this jazzed about a Democratic Socialist?
Edward Brown
David Sanchez puts in a lot of overtime. Three months ago, the 32-year-old Denton native was appointed by longtime labor union magnate Larry Cohen to manage Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign efforts in the North Texas reg...



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Whose Conduct Is Disorderly?

A Fort Worth man learns the squeaky spoke sometimes gets the hammer.
Jeff Prince
Paul Hicks strode into the Tarrant County Southwest Subcourthouse on an unseasonably hot Friday afternoon last September. The Fort Worth resident was there to help an absent friend with an eviction form at the Justice of the Pe...


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Northern Rising

Turbid North is back, with a more diverse sound.
Steve Steward
The last time I interviewed Turbid North, the Alaskan-born, Texas-based death metal band, was on a brief break from touring in support of Orogeny, a full-length album released on a notable indie metal label called Ironclad Reco...



Attorney Casey J. Cole is offering to represent 420 first-time offenders for free in Tarrant County. Photo courtesy of Casey J. Cole.

420 Law

First-time offender? Fort Worth lawyer Casey J. Cole’s got your back. For free.
Jeff Prince
If you’ve ever thought about smoking weed in public for the first time, now’s your chance. You might be arrested for possession, but at least you’ll have free legal representation. Attorney Casey J. Cole is offering to re...


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Coughing Between the Lines

Static
In last week’s Metropolis story (“Big Brown, Big Bad,” Feb. 3), we described how local residents attended a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality public hearing in Arlington recently and laid down the law. They believ...



Sasha Camacho points to designs for a Hooters slated for downtown Fort Worth. Photo by Brian Hutson.

Chest Having Fun

Static
Static has a snarky good time examining the doings of residents, government officials, and various power players in this fair city of ours. Despite our typical irreverent tone, we understand the importance of getting the facts ...


Tom "Smitty" Smith wants a better air-quality plan in Texas. Photo by Jeff Prince.

Big Brown, Big Bad

It’s been years since North Texas air was clean, and if Texas has its way, the air will stay dirty.
Jeff Prince
Exhaust emissions from Tarrant County cars create poor air quality around here, but other factors are making it hard for people to breathe, particularly folks with asthma. Summer winds carry pollutants here from three outdated ...



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Faith the Music

Erin Ratigan
The dusty cardboard boxes of CDs, cassettes, and VHS tapes runneth over with the Holy Spirit. Two years ago, Cami Bradley thought she was doing her parents a favor when she agreed to dig through the expansive collection to thin...


(L-R) Duane Dimos, David Nygren and Kenneth Reifsnider.

UTA Shines

With three new Academy of Inventors fellows, that little school in Arlington is one step closer to becoming a Tier One university.
DAVID DUNN
When Vistasp Karbhari became president of the University of Texas at Arlington in 2013, he made it clear that he wanted the school to be categorized as Tier One, a status afforded to nationally recognized research facilities su...