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Kim: “The potential for ethical nightmares is huge.” Courtesy Alex Kim

Working for Judges They Work With

Candidates question assistant prosecutors’ political sideline.
JEFF PRINCE
The March 14 primary elections for Tarrant County criminal court judges are months away, but they’re creating a buzz in courtroom hallways as two assistant district attorneys have immersed themselves — some say too deeply ...


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The Field Narrows

Pauken’s out, and Davis is taking the fight to Abbott.
DAVE McNEELY
The presumption that the 2014 governor’s race is between Republican Atty. Gen. Greg Abbott and Democratic State Sen. Wendy Davis is just too tough to overcome. On Dec. 5 — four days before the filing deadline — Abbott’s...



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Drying Up

Residents from Possum Kingdom to Lake Granbury want to know where the water’s going.
STORY AND PHOTOS BY CHRISTIAN MCPHATE
For several years people in Granbury have been watching their beloved lake recede from its now-overgrown shoreline. Boats and jet skis that once floated hang on their lifts in the air, and dirt-filled plastic bottles, old tires...


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Far From Home

Transferring prisoners out of their home states reduces overcrowding but causes new problems.
PETER GORMAN
You’ve done the crime, been caught, found guilty, and sent to a state prison. Your primary connection to the outside world is via visits from family members. But suddenly you’re transferred from your own state’s prison to...



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Divisive Diversity

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John Peter Smith Health Network officials didn’t take kindly to being characterized as ho-hum on minority hiring (“JPS Under Microscope,” Nov. 13, 2013). “JPS … is an equal opportunity employer,” hospital spokespers...


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Pinkish Black Lights Up

Dark times underlie their dark music, but this Fort Worth duo is on the move.
STEVE STEWARD
Even the family tree of band names reads like the cast of some creation myth culled from the collective human consciousness: Ohm was the first, from which came Yeti, who begat The Great Tyrant, from whose ashes arose Pinkish Bl...



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An Impressive Record

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TransCanada, the Canadian energy giant running the Keystone XL pipeline from Oklahoma to Port Arthur, has impressed Static several times over the last few years. First, there was the huge, baldfaced overstatement of the number ...


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A Trip to the Park

A hero’s welcome greets a World Series champ in Texas.
CHRISTIAN MCPHATE
Edgar Regalado peers through the chain-link fence surrounding the new Bowie High School football stadium, hoping to catch a glimpse of his baseball hero. He’d been watching him all season, pitching for the Boston Red Sox as t...



Ross Fischer will help the Tarrant Regional Water District with open-records requests and ethics consultations. Courtesy Ross Fischer

More Open or More Obstructive?

Kelleher has questions about an ethics official hired by the water board.
JEFF PRINCE AND ERIC GRIFFEY
Accusations of being secretive and working behind closed doors have dogged the Tarrant Regional Water District and its board of directors ever since they began overseeing the controversial Trinity River Vision project 10 years ...


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An Opus in Pianissimo

The Kimbell’s new pavilion is a subtle homage to the Kahn original.
EDWARD BROWN and ANTHONY MARIANI
The Kimbell Art Museum building, designed by legendary architect Louis I. Kahn and opened in 1972, is one of the finest examples of Modern architecture in the world. Quietly confident and commanding, the Kahn building, as it’...