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Eminent Dough-Rain

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The rains we’ve had in North Texas this year are what old folks used to call “frog stranglers.” The Trinity River in Dallas has come close to spilling over its levees. Elsewhere in the state, the Houston area became so fl...


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Twin Problems

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This week’s biker gang shooting at the Twin Peaks breastaurant in Waco prompted the North Texas-based chain to revoke that restaurant’s franchise. Still, the shooting that killed nine people and wounded about 20 is having a...



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Get the Cluck Out

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Few surprises surfaced in last week’s elections. Most of the incumbents skated to easy victories. But two losses stand out. The biggest upset belonged to Jeff Williams, who unseated Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck with ease. (Is...


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New Weekly Editor Named

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After a month and a half on the job as interim editor, Anthony Mariani is now editor. And under his reign of blood, terror, and proper pronoun/antecedent agreement, Mariani promises to retain focus on all of the things you love...



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Stockyards Secrets

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Well, that went over like a cow chip on a wedding cake. Last week at River Ranch in the Stockyards, about 100 people, a city official or two, and a paid consultant gathered to talk about Stockyards architecture and design. The ...


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Timber!

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Only a few people heard the sound of workers knocking over huge old-growth trees along East 1st Street a few weeks ago. Not many people live nearby or drive that road. The noise was more prominent on social media after Eastside...



Sucking Gas and Blowing It

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Gas companies routinely tout their abilities to drill near homes and schools without major incidents. Never mind the poisonous air quality produced by the wells, the noise, the truck traffic, the earthquakes, the occasional rui...


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Vouching for the Wealthy

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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has been putting his years at KSEV talk radio to good use lately: Take a bad idea, dress it up with talking points such as “tax credit,” “freedom,” and “religion,” and like-minded Texans will ea...



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Gotta Love Love

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At least Fort Worth’s biggest celebrity chef is learning the art of a graceful exit (or, more likely, the importance of hiring a public relations team to smooth out his barbed edges). Tim Love’s recent tweeted statement on ...


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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...