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Flood Help Coming for Eastsiders?

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The Texas Water Development Board, the state agency tasked with providing funds and know-how to maintain Texas’ water resources, awarded Fort Worth $247,378 recently for flood protection. The financial assistance, part of a l...


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Globe Life Span Shortened?

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Back in 1994, Arlington leaders were calling the newly built Ballpark in Arlington the greatest thing since the Greek Parthenon. Tom Scheiffer said Texas Rangers fans would enjoy the structure for 100 years. Schieffer was part ...



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Botanic Garden Growing?

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A recent study shows the beloved Fort Worth Botanic Garden needs a transfusion of about $15 million to keep it from turning into a post-apocalyptic Black Forest. Deferred maintenance and a lack of sufficient funding over the ye...


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Cop Boxing, Ballin’

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The crowd gasped at a recent public forum when an energetic young black man talked about how anxious he was when he was pulled over by a cruiser one night not too long ago. An officer approached the man’s driver’s-side wind...



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Fewer Free Rides

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In years past, the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office has interpreted state law regarding bond forfeiture in a way that some people say favored the bail bonds industry rather than taxpayers. During the long re...


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Rescheduling the Grass

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On Monday night, when the Democratic platform was approved, one of its planks turned out to be a call for the rescheduling of marijuana for the purpose of paving a way to its overall legalization. As it stands now, marijuana is...



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Yeehaw, You’re Fired!

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HBO should create a new series about the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, held at the Will Rogers Memorial Center each January. Imagine The Sopranos meets Deadwood. In fact, just call it The Sopranos II and forget about Deadw...


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Police Intelligence Matters

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With all the shots being fired lately in Dallas and around the country, we can add one more misguided volley to the list. The Fort Worth Police Officers Association shot themselves in the foot this week after posting a status d...



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Concrete War, Part II

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Last month, Eastside residents killed (or at least postponed) a proposed plan to create a concrete recycling plant on the East Side (“Planting their Feet,” June 8, 2016). Seems like the prospect of busting up concrete, spew...


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Redbud Feng Shui

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Driving along East 1st Street and Randol Mill Road these days is part reality, part fantasy for longtime East Side commercial realtor Jerry Barton. The reality lies in seeing dozens of young trees freshly planted alongside road...