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Don’t Tell it to This Marine

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Once the stuff gets on you, it’s hard to get off. The “stuff” is tar sands bitumen, the hydrocarbon that TransCanada is working on bringing down from Alberta, Canada, to Houston’s refineries and from there to Port Arthu...


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There’s Nothing Wrong and We’re Going to Fix It Right Away

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So, Fort Worth Weekly was taken to task publicly by members of the Fort Worth City Council on Dec. 4. Oh woe is us, oh … oh, wait just a danged minute. The occasion was a consent agenda item regarding the new, slightly evisce...



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Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Nose

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North Texas residents hoping for better regulation of the oil and gas industry will get their chance to yell at (that is, talk respectfully to) state legislators on Monday. The Texas Railroad Commission, a supposed regulatory a...


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Global Warning

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Don’t Let This One Pass “Go” Next week, the Fort Worth City Council may declare bankruptcy. Of the moral variety, that is. Despite virulent opposition from a small handful of citizen activists, the council will consider a...



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This Tree Is Your Tree, This Tree Is My Tree

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When a small group of people began protesting construction of the southern leg of the Keystone Pipeline — which will carry dangerous  Canadian  tar sand bitumen from Cushing, Okla., to Houston and Port Arthur — they were ...


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Judge Mills Passed the Audition

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A packed house gave two standing ovations to honorees at this week’s Tarrant County Commissioners Court meeting. The celebrities drawing such response weren’t singers or dancers or the typical entertainment types that every...



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Boo! Then, Boo-Hoo.

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Halloween conjures memories of the most notorious bogeyman in Fort Worth’s history — former Mayor Mike Moncrief. Talk about trick or treat: That guy tricked residents with scare tactics and then treated them to a good old-f...


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He Said, We Said

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Mudslinging in the Texas Senate race between incumbent Wendy Davis and challenger Mark Shelton has splattered on little ol’ Fort Worth Weekly. Shelton pounced on one perceived Davis weakness that even Weekly staffers had long...



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No-Go for GEO

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Static is ec-static. The Texas Department of State Health Services has turned thumbs down on the proposal by GEO Care, the mental health arm of the GEO Group, the private prison giant with an atrocious history of prisoner abuse...


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TCEQ Goes Fishin’ For Pollution

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Four new air pollution monitors are coming to the Barnett Shale soon, courtesy of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and drilling critics can’t wait to hear how the air is actually fine and there’s nothing to wo...