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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...



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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...