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Putting Money Where Their Wheels Are

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Within days of Fort Worth Weekly‘s cover story on skateboarders (“Pool Sharks,” Sept. 16, 2009), a reader e-mailed to say that she and several others in Arlington were lobbying to get a skateboarding park buil...


Lock-Step Leadership

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By the time the dust cleared last week, Fort Worth city leaders had re-injected a modicum of humanity into a municipal budget that had seemingly been sucked dry of human kindness by the demands of a big deficit and a limping ec...



Yes They Might

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The Arlington powers that be probably hoped their burg would drop out of the negative national headlines for a while, after local schools superintendent Jerry McCullough issued an apology for refusing to show President Barack O...


Old Stogies We Have Found (Out)

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So Kinky Friedman is making another stop in North Texas this week. On another campaign. For governor. Gee, didn’t Static see this movie last month? No, wait, that was the latest Sandra Bullock flick.



Tasers: Homicide Vehicles

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A well-earned tip of the hat to Tarrant County Medical Examiner Nizam Peerwani, whose long-awaited decision on the April 18 cause of death of 24-year-old Michael Patrick Jacobs Jr. – who died shortly after being jolted tw...


Creative Math

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Remember I CAN Learn? The computerized math program that didn’t work was peddled by New Orleans entrepreneur and friend of former Fort Worth ISD superintendent Tom Tocco, who convinced trustees to sign contracts worth nea...



Endless Rainbow

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Love means never having to say you’re sorry. But since the gay community and the police aren’t exactly lovey-dovey these days, Fort Worth Police Chief Jeff Halstead says he is sorry. On Tuesday, he characterized his...


Just Between Thee and the M.E.

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A Fort Worth police officer was called into the office of Tarrant County Medical Examiner Nizam Peerwani on Tuesday to discuss what happened on April 18 when Michael Patrick Jacobs died shortly after having been hit with a blas...



The Buck Stops Where?

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The big financial institutions aren’t the only ones getting economic stimulus packages from the Obama administration. Federal dollars also went to various programs that work with low-income clients. Locally, money was mad...


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 ...