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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...



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Futsal Coming

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The Fort Worth Cats minor league baseball team is struggling to find a new home and might be unable to field a team at all this year. The team recently lost its lease at LaGrave Field just north of downtown. Now the stadium its...


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Lives and Love on the Line

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Fort Worth cops are getting national notice for a public service announcement in which they, as TIME put it, “argue in favor of same-sex marriage.” No arguing actually occurs. Three police officers merely support a fourth ...



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He’s Looking for Loopholes

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Static thought it was reading The Onion last week instead of My San Antonio. The item said Governor-elect Greg Abbott had held a private meeting with lawmakers in Houston in mid-December, during which he asked about the Utah mo...


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Smoke Signals

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The $1.1 trillion federal spending bill Congress recently passed is loaded with so many Wall Street giveaways that it’s sick-making — like eating an entire, ancient fruitcake in one sitting. But it also includes one little ...



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Believe What We Tell You, Not What You See

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Static was pretty impressed when Denton decided to ban hydraulic gas fracking within its city limits in early November. Naturally, the gas industry is all verklempt and fighting the ban. Two lawsuits have been filed thus far, o...


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TEXpress Yourself

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Motorists driving along NE Loop 820 have plenty to think about, what with all the construction, barricades, heavy equipment, temporary entrances and exits, and enough signage to block out the sun. Now they’re faced with sudde...



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End of an Era

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At the annual holiday party at his Fort Worth office this week, outgoing nine-term State Rep. Lon Burnam was opening bottles of wine and passing out drinks to his supporters. He was also encouraging people to take books and oth...


Senator Mary Landrieu, a Democrat from Louisiana, right, speaks as Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, looks on during a news conference.

A Smelly Win for the U.S.

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Static was ecstatic that the Senate voted “no” on the Keystone Pipeline last week. But the 59-41 margin was far closer than would have been the case with any group of reasonable citizens voting. The slim margin was due, it ...