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Healthcare Dreamin’

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A one-stop affordable healthcare shop in Fort Worth? Sounds like the plot in a novel — maybe even science fiction. But AIDS Outreach Center of Fort Worth says it’s going to turn this fantasy into a reality.


Milk of Aggie Kindness

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Gov. Rick Perry, the guy who routinely tells Washington to shove it, refuses federal money out of principle, fantasizes about seceding from the union, and never met a death row inmate he didn’t want to help into the hereafter...



Bad Vibrations

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People in the Mallard Cove neighborhood of East Fort Worth are awfully self-centered. They funnel many thousands of dollars into their biggest asset — their  homes — and then get all persnickety when somebody tries to ...


More Bucks for Bidness, Less for Kids

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State Sen. Wendy Davis fought long and hard earlier this year to find a way to keep the state from cutting $5 billion in education spending. One of her proposals was to keep private corporations — particularly energy companie...



Best Of 2011

People & Politics
Fort Worth Weekly Staff
TV Journalist: Readers’ choice: Karen Borta, CBS/Channel 11 Critic’s choice: Brett Shipp, WFAA/Channel 8 This Dallas native is the son of newsman Bert Shipp, and the apple didn’t fall far from the muckraking tree. Brett S...


Charge Him by the Word

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Fort Worth City Council member Danny Scarth was downright chatty during this week’s council meeting, proudly describing the 11 months of deliberation that went into establishing Fort Worth’s $1.4 billion budget for fiscal 2...



Rabblerouser Roundup

A: Roads and Property
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      Terri Hall, whose Texans United for Reform and Freedom helped lead the fight against the Trans-Texas Corridor a few years back, has never been a fan of Gov. Rick Perry, godfather to Texas toll roads. Not surprisingly, ...


Aggressive Realignment

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Plop, plop. That’s the sound of heads being lopped. Fizz, fizz. That’s the sound of newly laid off journalists pouring cold beers into mugs to wash away their sorrows. Newspapers continue to cut costs — and lower the qual...



Say Neigh to Equine Suffering

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There was a time in Texas when horses meant the difference between life and death for people. Horses carried riders, pulled plows, and hauled wagons across rugged terrain. Horses were heroic. Nowadays they’re little more than...


Stop Digging

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When staffers proposed three years ago that the city build a $30 million, 1,100-space parking garage near the Will Rogers Memorial Center, they emphasized that the area was in dire need of parking, especially on Saturdays when ...