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Gas-Gobblers

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Holidays promote a plethora of bad puns among writers and those who pitch stories to writers, so Static was neither surprised nor particularly amused when Environment America issued a report this week entitled “Gobbling Less ...


Boxers for a Cause

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of months, you probably know that Fort Worth City Council member Joel Burns has become a YouTube sensation and a spokesperson for the national “It Gets Better” ca...



From the Mouths …

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When Fort Worth Weekly’s multitalented freelancer Caroline Collier wrote about the spike in Ecstasy use among local high school students last month (“A Kandi-Coated World,” Oct. 6, 2010) a number of local ravers and young...


Onward (Yikes) Democracy

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The rain and cold didn’t keep them away. The fact that it was a midterm election didn’t stop them. Not even the mind-numbing confusion caused by a plethora of political commercials casting the candidates as thieves, liars, ...



Starting with the Weekly

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Fort Worth Weekly’s numerous stories during the early days of natural gas exploration in the Barnett Shale played a prominent role in research by Pennsylvania film director Josh Fox, whose documentary Gasland won a jury prize...


Radical Idea: Informed Voting

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Early voting has started with a bang for the Nov. 2 elections. And while the contest for governor certainly has the most entertainment value, it’s those “down ballot” races, folks, that determine the nitty-gritty of who r...



History For Sale

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Let the drooling begin among Fort Worth history buffs. Amon G. Carter’s personal poker table is one of the prized items with early Fort Worth connections that will be auctioned this weekend in the Stockyards. For years, Weste...


Cultural Congestion

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Amid some strange comments from the city council about modern streetcar lines not being “culturally” compatible with Fort Worth, the city’s streetcar consultant this week laid out a plan for starter lines for that public ...



Clean as … Coal?

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One of the major arguments of those who push for wide-open gas drilling rules in this state is that natural gas is the “clean” fuel of the future. As stricter emission rules reduce the role (we can only hope) of coal in gen...


Adios to an Art Collector …

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Stockyards businessman and art collector A.C. “Ace” Cook died Monday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 74. And, as was his fashion, the old horse trader got the final word. “Horse trader” applies to mos...