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Elect to Vote

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Elections are like anniversaries in a bad marriage. You do your best to forget them. On May 7, Fort Worth voters get a chance to weigh in on whether to amend the city charter, you know, that little document that determines the ...


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Wild About Fees

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Say you’re a mom with two kids, scraping by while working a minimum wage job. A letter shows up in your mailbox one day saying you owe $300 to Tarrant County and you better cough up the dough. If you don’t pay, see, the she...



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Fair Wages For All

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Betsy Price took a $100,000 pay cut when she decided to become mayor in 2011. She had earned more than $1 million during her 10 years as tax assessor-collector (at an annual salary of $129,000 back then). Price sought election ...


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Trumped Up on Magnolia

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Over the weekend, social media boiled over after a few Donald Trump supporters barhopped along West Magnolia Avenue, starting fights, getting kicked out of bars, and generally being assholes. Togging red “Make America Great A...



“Right turn, Clyde”

Right Turn, Clyde

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What do you call someone who stands on the side of a highway and blasts pepper spray at a group of passing bikers? Around these parts, you call him a police officer. One of the bikers posted a video on Facebook showing the offi...


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Covering Man Holes

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The manner in which we normally read the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s “Cheers & Jeers” section probably says a lot about our psychological makeup. What do you bet most people focus on the Jeers? And why not? The Cheers ...



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Achilles Heals

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How’s this for a pick-up line: “I’ll tell you a secret. Something they don’t teach you in your temple. The Gods envy us. They envy us because we’re mortal, because any moment might be our last. Everything is more beau...


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There’s Something about Mary Lou

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Mary Lou Bruner seems harmless enough. The gray-haired, bespectacled grandmother running for one of 15 seats on the Texas Board of Education could have been a Golden Girl. The 68-year-old Mineolan, according to her website, mlb...



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Hocus SCOTUS

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While we send our sincere condolences to the large family and numerous friends of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died — peacefully and of natural causes last week after a day of hunting quail on a West Texas ranch ...


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Coughing Between the Lines

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In last week’s Metropolis story (“Big Brown, Big Bad,” Feb. 3), we described how local residents attended a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality public hearing in Arlington recently and laid down the law. They believ...