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Inspect Everyone

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When Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Administrator Alan Steen told the Dallas Voice that “If our guys would have followed the damn policy, we wouldn’t have even been at [the Rainbow Lounge],” Static was a ...


Elephant Parade

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Static boss Gayle Reaves blogged a few days back about the latest round of antics from that clown school called the State Board of Education. But honestly, folks, the opportunities for rage and ridicule are far from exhausted h...



How to Broil a CEO

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Imagine this: It’s July 4, a national holiday, a time for family, fun, and relaxation, and Static colleague Sarah Perry is slaving away as a waitress at a local restaurant to supplement her nearly nonexistent income as a ...


Rip in the Rainbow Flag

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In May, the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce brought in urban studies theorist Richard Florida as the keynote speaker for its annual meeting. One of Florida’s theories is that cities that are inclusive toward gays are the o...



A Voting Gauntlet

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So the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday on a tiny Texas case that could have huge implications across the country. A little municipal utility district wanted to be able to “opt out” of part of the Voting Rights Act t...


A Texan Walks into a Bar … (Coughing)

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Sometimes it seems like the only reason to keep living in Texas is that it’s so exciting to think about how we could improve things around here. Take the press release that came in a little while back, reporting rather br...



After the Shrub is Gone

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Remember when war protests down in Crawford were as common as George W. Bush mispronouncing words like “nucular” and “subliminibal?” Now two of those protesters have been vindicated after a three-and-a-h...


After the Storm I

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Trying to decipher what happens in the closing days of the Texas Legislature is like being picked up by a tornado and dropped in a pile of debris. It takes you days to figure out where you landed, what happened to your wallet, ...



Remedial Reading for Mayors

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Last week, Fort Worth fired its man in charge of handling funds for inner-city housing – mostly money from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Housing Director Jerome Walker was canned, in part, because ...


Guns, Shields, Pigs

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Laura Elizabeth Morales, writing recently for the Texas Insider political web site, bemoaned the fact that a bill that would allow concealed weapons on college campuses (“Target: Campus,” May 6, 2009) was not going ...