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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...


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Debt or Payback?

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The Rev. Kyev Tatum went on a Facebook tear after spending a day in the Tarrant County Jail last week. He posted accusations that jailers tried to poison him and characterized himself as a political prisoner. (The “poison” ...



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Marathon Parkathon

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The Cowtown Marathon organizers are celebrating last weekend’s event that included a record number of runners over two days (about 24,000) and several new records set in the races themselves. “We could not be happier with t...


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Evaporating lawsuits

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Two lawsuits accusing Tarrant Regional Water District board members of illegally extending their term limits have run into stumbling blocks. Earlier this month, a federal judge declined to rule on a lawsuit filed by the Rev. Ky...



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McFrack Attack

Fort Worth Weekly
Earlier this week the Environmental Protection Agency released new guidelines that set limits on how much diesel fuel can be used in fracking fluids. Oil and gas companies have long resisted giving up the recipe to their secret...


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Like Sands Through the Hourglass

Fort Worth Weekly
Like any good soap opera, the Joe Palazzolo saga has had its moments of high drama. Two weeks ago a Decatur judge set a March 18 date for the former vice principal turned whistleblower’s second shot at a courtroom showdown wi...