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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 ...



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WTF Avenue

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An engineer must have confused his street designs with a tangled ball of yarn. What else would explain the confounding twists and turns that motorists now face when traversing Henderson Street near the White Settlement Road int...


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Kitties, Cornered

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Several Fort Worth animal-rescue groups are forming a coalition to address the abandonment of dozens of cats and dogs in the Riverside area. The animals were the unfortunate victims of a mass eviction at Parkview Village Apartm...



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Eavesdropping With Ease

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A Las Vegas-based tech company recently discovered that, yes, our phone calls are possibly being monitored, and no, we don’t know who’s doing it. The company, ESD America, develops encryption technology that allows for hack...


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Drolen Rollin’ Out of TV?

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Static’s favorite local morning news show took another hit recently. CBS-11 This Morning typically lags behind Channels 4, 5, and 8 in the ratings, and the on-air personalities tend to come across like people with nothing to ...



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Grading on the Curve

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TransCanada, the Canadian builder and owner of some of the worst pipelines in both Canada and this country, including the Keystone pipeline network that would transport tar sands bitumen, has been lauded for its “leadership...


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How Many Times?

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Just a few weeks ago, Static was lamenting that Corrections Corporation of America, the largest private prison outfit in the U.S., probably would get the contract to run a new 2,400-bed family immigration detention center to be...