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Concrete War, Part II

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Last month, Eastside residents killed (or at least postponed) a proposed plan to create a concrete recycling plant on the East Side (“Planting their Feet,” June 8, 2016). Seems like the prospect of busting up concrete, spew...


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Redbud Feng Shui

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Driving along East 1st Street and Randol Mill Road these days is part reality, part fantasy for longtime East Side commercial realtor Jerry Barton. The reality lies in seeing dozens of young trees freshly planted alongside road...



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Decent Deeds Done By Davis

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While Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is making history as the first female Democratic presidential nominee, we feel inclined to ask, “Where the hell is our hometown feminist, Wendy Davis?” One minute she’s protecting ...


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No Smoke, No Problem

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A local group is going after all you people on bar patios sucking on cancer sticks and poisoning everyone with your second-hand smoke. City officials banned smoking in restaurants in 2008 but exempted outdoor patios and bars. N...



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Two Men Enter …

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An ocean of blood has been spilled in the name of Christianity over the ages, so it makes sense that two maintenance workers at a Christian university would resort to violence to settle a dispute. But this story is weird even i...


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Dee-Moralized at Jail

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Imagine working at the same place for 16 years without any problems and then getting criticized and booted out the door. This might explain why Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson hasn’t returned to work since losing a runoff...



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Sheriff Who?

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We wanted so much to be able to tell you who your sheriff is today. Alas, votes cast in the runoff election between incumbent Sheriff Dee Anderson and challenger Bill Waybourn were still being tabulated at press time. This mean...


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Smoking in the Transgender Bathroom

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Still on the fence about who to support in the Fort Worth school district’s transgender brouhaha? Well, let’s say you are leaning toward supporting the faction that wants to fire Superintendent Kent Scribner for clarifying ...



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Pro-river, Anti-logic

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What has celebrity chef and restaurateur Tim Love been smoking? He doesn’t think he should have to pay property taxes at Woodshed Smokehouse on the Trinity River by the Colonial Country Club because, well, his restaurant is r...


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Trap and Release Coming to Hurst?

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Hurst advocates of TNR, or trap-neuter-release, a humane approach to controlling feral cat populations, may finally have an ally. Recently appointed by Hurst City Council as the new director of the Hurst Animal Shelter, Amanda ...