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ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson (right) shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin

Rex’s Water World

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What was the best quote and/or revelation of the last week? Anderson Cooper acknowledging that he is gay? Nah, not even close. Fort Worth schools trustee Carlos Vasquez saying it’s OK to pass over someone for hiring if an adm...


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Here’s Your Hat

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Hello, kiddos. Static is your substitute teacher for the day. Today’s lesson is called Bittersweet Irony of Life 101. The Fort Worth school district hired Sylvia Reyna as chief of administration for an annual $160,000 plus pe...



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Tough on (Not Reporting) Crime

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Tarleton State University administrators thought they were getting a good deal when an administrative law judge let them off with the equivalent of one $27,500 fine for more than 70 violations under the Clery Act, which require...


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Stalking Horse

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Big bucks spent in political races don’t always win the day. Just ask Carlos Vasquez. The current school board member recently ran in the Democratic primary for a Texas House seat against 16-year incumbent Lon Burnam — and ...



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No … Again

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Tarrant County commissioners gave another spanking to the county’s information technology (IT) program this week and then refused to award a $3.4 million contract to EMC Corp., the outfit that currently develops and supports ...


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Show Me the House Fax

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A house in Parker County that’s been written about twice in Fort Worth Weekly — once (“Paradise Lost,” June 18, 2008)  for having gas-drilling muck kill all the plants along the backyard fence and more recently for hav...



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Paywalls …

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Newspapers are sick, but maybe they’re not dying after all. Sure, layoffs continue at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, where content is shrinking and the quality is diminishing. Similar disembowelments have been happening for ye...


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The Trouble with Tasers

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An April 30 study, published in the American Heart Association’s online magazine Circulation, verified what Static and a lot of other people have known for a long time: Taser weapons can cause fatal heart attacks. The study, ...



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Cats on a Mild May Night

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The Fort Worth Cats spent much of last year tiptoeing on a hot tin roof, mired in money woes and inundated with uncertainty. Fans wondered if they’d seen the last of Cowtown’s professional baseball team. Team owner Carl Bel...


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Crucifixion, Indeed

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Surprise and disappointment were tempered with hope this week from local environmentalists lamenting the recent resignation of Al Armendariz. The administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency’s regional office quit on...