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Bad Romance

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The oil and gas folks talk a big game about having bromances. They promise big royalty checks to communities and in return give money to libraries, parks, schools, and cultural events. It’s so sweet! They attend town hall mee...


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Up Next: That Senator with the Snowball

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Apparently the CEO of British Petroleum and the captain of the Exxon Valdez oil tanker weren’t available. Too bad. Those two would have fit perfectly among the list of speakers at this year’s Earth Day Texas set for March 2...



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How Long in Attorneys’ Years?

Fort Worth Weekly
It seems like 2010 was an eternity ago. A devastating earthquake rocked Haiti. The Hurt Locker won an Oscar. The controversial “don’t ask / don’t tell” law was repealed. And Joe Palazzolo blew the whistle on various wro...


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Eminent — But Not So Imminent

Fort Worth Weekly
On Feb. 26, a district judge in York County, Neb., gave landowners on the intended path of the Keystone Pipeline a reason to smile: She granted a preliminary injunction to stop TransCanada from using eminent domain to seize the...



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Laying Them to Rest

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You might say that the sheriff’s office in Anderson County is about to reopen a century-old murder case — or possibly hundreds of murder cases. The idea isn’t to catch the killers, who are long dead. The hope instead is t...


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Repubs to the Rescue

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Poor gas drillers. All they want to do is drill miles underground to extract natural gas, inject a little dirty wastewater into the ground, smear chemical-laden drilling mud all over the landscape, destroy roads, emit a few lou...



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Dream or Nightmare?

Fort Worth Weekly
Remember the story about the little boy who cries wolf too many times, even when a wolf is nowhere around? Eventually people ignore his cries altogether. The head honchos at the Fort Worth-based DreamVision Co. need to read thi...


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Hellooo, Dallas

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It’s au revoir for Tarrant County Homeless Coalition director Cindy Crain, who took over as president and CEO of Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance on Feb. 1. After a three-month nationwide search by the alliance, board chair Bri...



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What’s it Worth to Save Dalworthington?

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The politics of water can be … er … pretty dry stuff, unless of course you’re talking about the Tarrant Regional Water District, in which case it can be infuriating as well. But one Fort Worth suburb is challenging the TR...


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Striking in the Right Direction?

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott had yet to take office when heads started rolling. (That’s different from eyes rolling, which has been happening for a long time.) Revelations about a $110 million contract awarded to a private contract...