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Fifty Shades Of Fightin’

STATIC
Looks like Fort Worth Weekly has stirred up another hornet’s nest, but isn’t that why you love this frisky little rag? The Weekly profiled two Arlington women who said they were done out of their share of the Fifty Shades o...


(Left to right) Benyam, Sam, and Tedros plan to introduce Ethiopian cuisine to Cowtown. Jeff Prince

Ethiopia to Camp Bowie

An immigrant’s dream will bring a new cuisine to Fort Worth.
JEFF PRINCE
Things seldom come easy for Samson Yosef, a man who escaped the Red Terror in his homeland of Ethiopia and immigrated to the United States in 1988. He’s worked double shifts ever since, juggling a series of grueling jobs. The...



U.S. President George W. Bush waves upon arrival at RAF Aldg

Re-Greening the Shrub

Hindsight is too kind.
KEN WHEATCROFT-PARDUE
It’s official. Texas’ own Dubya is back, hinting at a dirty joke at a civil rights conference, leading wounded warriors on a 100K bike ride, and becoming well known in retirement as a veritable artiste. For some Americans, ...


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Losing Lon

Burnam may not have passed many bills, but the liberal Democrat put his mark on Fort Worth.
PETER GORMAN
Being an outspoken liberal is not a good career path in Texas. But Fort Worth’s Lon Burnam has stood toe to toe with the state’s most conservative politicians and earned grudging respect from a lot of them. In March, after ...



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Cracks in the Frack Wall

SHARON WILSON AND CATHY MCMULLEN
If it’s a blessing to live in interesting times, those of us affected by the fracking debate — that is, all Texans — are well and truly blessed right about now. Within the past month, North Texas has seen: •petitions su...


Flowback water flows fiercely at a gas rig near Everman.

The Emperor Has No Water

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It was almost 10 years ago that Static’s colleague Jeff Prince wrote one of the first stories published in these parts about the toll that gas drilling was taking on freshwater supplies in North Texas. A few years later, Stat...



Steinert: “I can tell you there is a benefit to students who remain at their home campus.” Brian Hutson

New Lives, New Site?

A school for pregnant students and those with children may have to pull up stakes — again.
ERIC GRIFFEY
The Fort Worth school district’s campus for students who either have a child or are expecting one has moved twice in the last three years. The New Lives School, started in 1971 by Broadway Baptist Church, could be on the move...


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The Two Faces of E-(Cigs)

These days, who knows what the smoker next to you is actually enjoying?
MELISSA WYLIE AND SAMANTHA EHLINGER
Clyde, a longtime Fort Worth resident, enjoys smoking a little weed, but he’s certainly not one to spark up a fatty in public. So he was startled recently by what happened when he met a friend at a bar. As the two of them tal...



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Not So Crazy

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Mark Cuban is a lightning rod who isn’t afraid to give his opinion on anything from the state of journalism to politics. But he’s not just a lunatic in a tinfoil hat collecting stray cats (no offense to our in-house cat lov...


An apartment building looms over Linda Bridwell’s home. Jeff Prince

Raunchy, yes. Funny, no.

TCU neighbors push back against student housing trends.
JEFF PRINCE
Movie critics are hailing Neighbors as this season’s best comedy. A bunch of college kids move into a neighborhood next to regular folks, and raunchy hilarity ensues. Not so much in real life. Just ask Linda Bridwell. In 1951...