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Coughing Between the Lines

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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

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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 ...



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Who’s Against Hooters?

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A group of locals led by Sundance Square creator Ed Bass is apparently trying to become the human embodiment of a big brassiere –– they’re trying to constrain Hooters! (Woh, woh.) A developer wants to bring the world’s ...


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Stock Show Parade or Klan Rally?

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Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo officials are barring people from displaying the Confederate battle flag at official events from now on. The ban included participants at last Saturday’s downtown parade that drew thousands o...



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Memory Master Forgets to Win

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If you’re ever looking for a wingman, consider Fort Worth resident Ronnie White. Thanks to the man’s impressive cerebrum, he can recall women’s names and phone numbers like nobody’s business. (It’s probably not his bu...


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Putting Stock in Preservation

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Thought the Stockyards was already “historic”? Think again. A large swath of it –– Exchange Avenue east and west of Main Street and north to Stockyards Boulevard –– is unprotected. It has been for decades. This is i...



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Just the Facts, Ma’am

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Fort Worth Weekly is working with a handful of interns this winter, which is why you might have spotted some unfamiliar bylines in recent months. Young writers, with their wide-eyed enthusiasm, spice up a newsroom, and in retur...


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Dallas Does Tokers

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That big city to our right might not be harshing so many mellows in the future. On December 8, the Dallas City Council’s Public Safety Committee, police officials, and City Council discussed the creation of a much-needed cite...



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Methane High

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Remember when natural gas drillers converged on North Texas’ Barnett Shale a dozen years ago with promises that everyone would be living high on royalty riches? Well, those promises by drillers and city officials turned out t...


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White Collar Crime Don’t Do Time

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Just one week after we credited the Koch brothers for joining a coalition for positive changes to the U.S. criminal justice system (“Not Another Brick in the Wall,” Nov. 11), the co-owners of Koch Industries, the second lar...