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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...


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Burnt Orange You Ashamed?

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You have to credit the University of Texas at Austin for being consistent — consistently sleazy. In June 2011, the school’s website described how UT’s Energy Institute would review the natural gas industry’s fracking pr...



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Snarls In Cat Land?

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Fort Worth Cats fans raised a collective eyebrow after General Manager Chris Hart resigned last week. Hart was considered a sales wunderkind and effective leader when he was recruited from the Texas Rangers earlier this year. H...


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Protecting Whom?

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This is one of those weeks when it seems like the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should remove “environmental” from its name and simply call itself the Protection Agency. Protecting polluters often seems to be its pri...



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Dewhurst’s Drive-Thru Prayer

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As the state’s tight Senate race drew to a close Tuesday, Lieutenant Gov. David Dewhurst carefully chose the place of his last-ditch election gimmick to beat back upstart Tea Party-favorite Ted Cruz. That or he was really cra...


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Tempest or Tea Kettle

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The natural gas leak at an XTO drilling site last Friday was (1) scary as hell or (2) ain’t no thang, depending on whom you ask. Residents of the Meadows West neighborhood in southwest Fort Worth most likely choose No. 1. A s...



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Air: It’s also good for breathing

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Good news, everyone! Texas’ environmental protections could soon raise the bar set by the Roman Empire. That’s because a district court judge ruled last week against the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, which argu...


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Fracktivism on the Hill

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Talk about being green. The Hulk, or at least the actor who portrays the heroic beast in The Avengers, is heading to Washington, D.C., to battle the natural gas drilling industry — specifically, the practice of hydraulic frac...



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...