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Your School Tax Dollars at Work

Fort Worth Weekly
Ann Sutherland has become the Rodney Dangerfield of the Fort Worth school board: She don’t get no respect. Last year she was censured and had a tough time getting her issues on the board’s agenda. Her crusade against pay ra...


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The Whole Ball of (Melting) Wax

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Static’s boss asked for a little research help: Is this the earliest that watering restrictions have ever been instituted in Fort Worth? Well, um, yes, boss. Since watering restrictions in Fort Worth actually have been in for...



Mary Kelleher defends herself against accusations that prompted fellow water district board members to censure her.

Water Mess

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The typically quiet board meetings at the Tarrant Regional Water District took a loud and rowdy turn on Tuesday morning. A standing-room-only crowd, including some carrying protest signs, heckled board members throughout the tw...


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Decade Of Defiance

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Boy, time flies when you’re battling giants. Has it really been 10 years since Don Young first heard about plans to start drilling for natural gas beneath Tandy Hills Natural Area? Young’s heart sped up, and his gut churned...



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Canadians Is Smart

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Canadians may drink a lot of second-rate beer and think that curling is a sport, but that doesn’t mean they’re easy to fool. Our neighbors to the north know a snow job when they see one. This week the little port of Kitimat...


Former Fort Worth City Council member Louis Zapata died on April 4 after a long illness. He was 79.

Adios, Mr. Zapata

Fort Worth Weekly
Static and its colleagues eat with artery-clogging regularity at the various Mexican restaurants on North Main Street. Those places for many years were the domain of former Fort Worth City Council member Louis Zapata, who liked...



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Above the Pipeline

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In Dallas this week, North Texans can get a peek at Above All Else, a documentary that deals with the construction of the southern leg of the Keystone Pipeline and the fight of the people of Winnsboro to stop it. Produced in pa...


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Laundry Day

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The four-year saga of former Arlington Heights assistant principal Joe Palazzolo looks to be coming to an end. A jury could reach a verdict as soon as Wednesday in the trial of his whistleblower suit against the Fort Worth scho...



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Pastor Prisoner?

Fort Worth Weekly
A couple of things could happen to the Rev. Kyev Tatum this week. The civil rights advocate might be forgiven for thousands of dollars in child support debt and no longer have to look over his shoulder. Or he might go to jail. ...


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Follow the Campaign Money

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Static was surprised to hear from not one, but two little birdies that money from outside of the state was spent on a low-turnout statewide race in Texas recently. A political action committee loaded with New York hedge fund mo...