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Ick by the Barrel

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This latest news makes Static feel all icky and worried. A past owner of the former foundry site on the edge of Fort Worth’s Botanic Garden has reached a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). McWane ...


Keeping the Light On

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 Static is glad to see that Attorney General Greg Abbott is back in court defending the Texas Open Meetings Act. The law, which essentially ensures that the public’s business be done in the light of day and not in back r...



Hazel’s Dance with Death

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At this very minute, a rogue army of tiny worms dressed in camouflage and smoking unfiltered Pall Malls is no doubt planning a midnight raid on the cute little heart of Hazel, the pet pooch of one of Static’s colleagues. Like...


They Vant to Suck Our Blood

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If you like to get plastered over the July 4 weekend and you’re a fan of the Twilight series, you’re in luck — you might be starring in your own version of the vampire fantasy flick. Tarrant County law enforcement officer...



Bringing the Heat

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Yes, it’s a long hot summer already, even if you don’t live along the Gulf Coast. Some of the heat is welcome, some not so much. Out here on the prairie, the heat that’s building up is as much political as atmospheric —...


Time to “Give it” to TCEQ

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If you think it’s time for the Fort Worth-Arlington-Dallas Metromess (a word Static unblushingly borrows from clean-air activist Jim Schermbeck) to finally clean up the dirty air we’ve breathed here for decades, then you’...



A Classic Rolls into History

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Over the weekend the last of the inventory of the Pate Museum of Transportation went under the gavel. Amid the sounds of live music and the smell of barbecue, RM Auctions, a renowned firm of auto auctioneers, sold off the car c...


Fashion Forward – and Westward

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Shhhhh! Top-secret stuff is happening in Weatherford. But Static isn’t afraid to dig up confidential info on the down low if it pleases regular readers of this snarkfest. Blogging Project Runway, a fan site that tracks the po...



Coming Soon to a Field Near You?

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In quite an extraordinary turn of events, Chevron, the oil giant, has  ubpoenaed 600 hours of outtakes from the makers of Crude, a documentary that’s been winning awards right and left for its portrayal of the legal batt...


Not Easy Being Green

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Whether you vote red, blue, or green, a ballot access petition drive coming down to the wire in the next week sheds an interesting light on Texas politics.