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Ads Don’t Add Up

Fort Worth Weekly
Fort Worth resident Rodney Hill was listening to Sportsradio 1310 The Ticket the other day when an announcer said the news program was sponsored by the Tarrant Regional Water District. “It was weird,” Hill said. “Why does...


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Doggies in the Window

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It’s bad enough that Static wants another dog every time it hears a Sarah McLachlan song. But on Saturday, animal shelters around town are all hanging up “Free Puppies and Kitties” signs. If you’ve ever wanted to give a...



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Curse of the TIF

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Fort Worth should create a tax-increment financing district — a.k.a. TIF — for insufferable pop poser Justin Bieber. While we’re at it, give another to Tarrant Regional Water District’s megalomaniacal general manager Ji...


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Hip Pocket Change

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Hip Pocket Theatre owners and operators Johnny and Diane Simons lived for years at a log cabin near Weatherford, making weekend commutes to West Fort Worth to oversee theater productions. Johnny cracked often that he rarely cro...



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Did Putin Poison Our Water, Too?

Fort Worth Weekly
Austin wants desperately to be weird, but the line between weird and delusional gets blurry when politicians are involved. First, Gov. Rick Perry practically accuses President Barack Obama of personally piggybacking all those i...


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It’s a New Day …

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Is there anything worse than someone coming in on the tail end of a conversation, then trying to add their two cents as if they’d been there all along? That’s a party foul, right? Earlier this week, the Fort Worth Star-Tele...



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Many-Splintered Love

Fort Worth Weekly
Last week’s cover story on chef Tim Love (“Eat, Drink & Burn Bridges,” July 2, 2014) received national attention in Esquire’s digital edition, much to Love’s chagrin. Fort Worth’s most marketed celebrity chef do...


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Water Disputes

Fort Worth Weekly
Tarrant Regional Water District Executive Director Jim Oliver took umbrage a few days back upon hearing that board member Mary Kelleher had spoken to a group of journalists and others at the University of Texas at Arlington on ...



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Listener Hears Correctly

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A loyal reader called Static last week to complain about a commercial he heard on radio station WBAP/820 AM. A station announcer had prefaced a news report by saying that it was sponsored by the Tarrant Regional Water District....


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Trusting Gunslingers

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The “Mayor of the North Side,” Steve Murrin, might be the face of the Stockyards, but he doesn’t hold as much influence as he once did. The longtime Stockyards property owner and former Fort Worth City Council member star...