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Smoking in the Transgender Bathroom

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Still on the fence about who to support in the Fort Worth school district’s transgender brouhaha? Well, let’s say you are leaning toward supporting the faction that wants to fire Superintendent Kent Scribner for clarifying ...


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Pro-river, Anti-logic

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What has celebrity chef and restaurateur Tim Love been smoking? He doesn’t think he should have to pay property taxes at Woodshed Smokehouse on the Trinity River by the Colonial Country Club because, well, his restaurant is r...



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Trap and Release Coming to Hurst?

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Hurst advocates of TNR, or trap-neuter-release, a humane approach to controlling feral cat populations, may finally have an ally. Recently appointed by Hurst City Council as the new director of the Hurst Animal Shelter, Amanda ...


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Kudos to Us

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Our suburb to the east –– apologies to former Mayor Richard “We’re Nobody’s Damned Suburb” Greene –– enjoys a reputation as a friendly tourist town. Want to watch the Dallas Cowboys lose or George Strait sing at...



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Buggy About BioBlitz

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Some people view nature in the same way Chevy Chase looks at the Grand Canyon in Vacation –– a quick glance, a nod, and done. Others enjoy relaxing in the shade and listening to a bird warble, not caring a whit that they do...


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Guardianship Gulag

One former nurse was so enraged by Fort Worth’s probate court that she wrote a book about it.
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Few newspapers have published more stories on probate courts and guardianship cases gone wrong than yours truly. Tarrant County’s probate courts, led by Judges Pat Ferchill and Steven King, hear difficult cases, for sure. But...



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Elect to Vote

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Elections are like anniversaries in a bad marriage. You do your best to forget them. On May 7, Fort Worth voters get a chance to weigh in on whether to amend the city charter, you know, that little document that determines the ...


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Wild About Fees

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Say you’re a mom with two kids, scraping by while working a minimum wage job. A letter shows up in your mailbox one day saying you owe $300 to Tarrant County and you better cough up the dough. If you don’t pay, see, the she...



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Fair Wages For All

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Betsy Price took a $100,000 pay cut when she decided to become mayor in 2011. She had earned more than $1 million during her 10 years as tax assessor-collector (at an annual salary of $129,000 back then). Price sought election ...


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Trumped Up on Magnolia

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Over the weekend, social media boiled over after a few Donald Trump supporters barhopped along West Magnolia Avenue, starting fights, getting kicked out of bars, and generally being assholes. Togging red “Make America Great A...