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Storm Front

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When last we left John Storm, he was cooling his heels in state prison after being convicted of possessing child pornography and directing the sexual performance of a child under 14. He was sentenced to 10 years in July 2011. A...


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Fort Worth in His Rearview Mirror

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The Don Quixote character who picketed, protested, and pummeled city officials the most over urban drilling during the past decade has finally gone and done it. He’s put his house on the market. Don Young has been talking abo...



Artist rendering of the entrance to the permanent exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Courtesy George W. Bush Foundation.

A Library for George

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George W. Bush has apparently been painting pictures in his jammies and watching a lot of SpongeBob in recent years. He’s kept a low profile since finishing his second term as president in January 2009. His sideways-smiling, ...


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Lily Still Barking

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Somewhere in doggie heaven, Lily the border collie is looking down with a beatific smile and saying, “Ruff ruff ruff,” which translates to either, “My death was not in vain” or “Jesus, can you spare a biscuit?” A Fo...



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My Love Is Like the Sun: Cheap and Energy-Efficient

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Is there anything sexier than saving the world? Heck, no. That’s why Static plans to spend its Valentine’s Day lunch hour at Avoca Coffee getting all environmentally conscious. Environment Texas, a citizen-based group worki...


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High Cockalorum

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It was the kind of situation that, had a cell phone camera been handy, could have turned into one of those YouTube overnight wonders that gets a million hits right before everybody forgets it: The beer truck was stopped in the ...



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You Complete Us

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A free-falling economy in recent years prompted many businesses and government agencies to boost prices and fees to maintain their bottom lines. So Static salutes the City of Fort Worth and Waste Management Inc. — garbage col...


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Listen Up, Pilgrim

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A city slicker was wondering out loud why people bother to visit the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo since it’s crowded, pricey, and rather hokey when you think about it. Youngsters showing off lambs, pigs, and cows that th...



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Migraines and Mailbox Money

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Mandy Mobley was in the best shape of her life a few years ago. She was working out three times a week at a gym and was slender and healthy. Then she started getting dizzy spells and migraine headaches and became frequently fat...


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Museum Maker

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Amon Carter’s name adorns the Fort Worth museum that houses his beloved collection of Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell paintings — and rightfully so. Carter’s love of Fort Worth and Western art was unparalleled. ...