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Less Than Nine Lives

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A series of public meetings to discuss Fort Worth’s feral cat ordinance might have had an unintended consequence — kitty genocide. Now a group of cat lovers is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest ...


Over Exposure

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Hollywood stars often take a drubbing for their liberal views, but they don’t all lean left. Take North Texan Janine Turner, for instance. She earned fame in Northern Exposure and other TV shows before ditching Hollywood and ...



City Grants a Reprieve

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Last month, Fort Worth Weekly told readers about Sharon Baker’s battle to repair her crumbling Eastside home (“Seeking Shelter,” Dec. 21, 2011). In 1964, she saw her mother and father shot to death there. Since then she...


Washington Math

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The letter from U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison in response to a query was nice, but, um, factually challenged. Topic: the Keystone XL Pipeline, which would run from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico (via Texas). Problem: Hutchison...



Death Lives On

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When John Holbrook put together a photo essay of Texas death row inmates for Fort Worth Weekly in 2008, he probably little suspected that its effects would still be rippling outward more than three years later. His eerie pictur...


Dunbar Drumbeat

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The news came Monday that the pinching principal of Dunbar High School, Doug Williams, won’t be finishing out the year at the school he’s led for the past four years. “We are going to reassign Mr. Williams to another posi...



Happy New Year

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What seemed like a dream home in 2004 became a living nightmare for Tim and Christine Ruggiero after drillers started fracking for natural gas just 300 feet from their front door in Decatur. Fort Worth Weekly and others wrote s...


Gas And Beer

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Fort Worth residents might have looked warily at the newsletter included with their November water bills. Water rates are increasing in January, and the city sent out a chart listing the amounts of increases. Every category of ...



Cracking the Code

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The Texas Railroad Commission this week adopted the rules requiring disclosure of what’s in frac fluid, thus carrying out the intent of legislation passed earlier this year. The rule “will require Texas oil and gas operator...


New Old Changes To Star-Telegram

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Static has been all aflutter this past week, waiting to see the new changes to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that Executive Editor Jim Witt promised in a column on Nov. 26. Anytime Witt starts talking about innovative changes to...