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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...



Bob Libal, shown at a protest over conditions at a federal immigrant detainee center: GEO’s poor record “makes me wonder how they will operate a state mental institution.” Courtesy Bob Libal

Self-Inflicted Wounds

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Some people (and companies) just keep shooting themselves in the foot. On Sept. 19, the Weekly reported on the potential takeover of a Kerrville state mental hospital by GEO Care, a subsidiary of GEO Group, the private prison o...


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People & Politics 2012

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Thing Tarrant County Needs Critic’s choice: Another Super Bowl Super Bowl XLV in 2011 went awry thanks to crazy bad weather, ticket mishaps, and the fact that the Dallas Cowboys missed a rare opportunity to both play in and h...



The muscle-bound Hobbs, an avid bodybuilder, chewed out Prince in a public meeting in front of several dozen residents.

Hobbs’ Estranged Wife: He Lied

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Surprise, surprise. Former Fort Worth City Council candidate Marshall Hobbs backdated his lease in his attempt to qualify for this year’s District 8 election, according to his estranged wife, Nikee Hobbs. Marshall Hobbs is a ...


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Molly the Longhorn Needs a Gas Mask

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Do you think members of the Fort Worth City Council ever look around, sniff the air, read the stories about people getting nosebleeds and turning up with gas-drilling chemicals in their blood and moving out of town because of g...



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The Judge Giveth, The Judge Taketh Away

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After working so hard last year to diminish minority-voting power, the Texas Legislature received two black eyes from Uncle Sam last week. Federal courts struck down the state’s new redistricting maps for not protecting minor...


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More Ship-Jumping

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Anyone with business savvy can compare the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and The Dallas Morning News and spot the differences. The Star-T is owned by a struggling corporation in faraway California that is hip-deep in debt and slashi...