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The Nightmare Underground

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A group that the Associated Press has called a “green dream team” of policy experts and scientists has concluded that the future is anything but green for groundwater resources in many parts of our country, thanks t...


Parsing the Record

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The Texas Railroad Commission didn’t respond in time to get their comments in last week’s cover story on environmental threats and strategies in shale drilling (“Greening the Gas Field?” Jan. 6, 2010). (...



Camp Town

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We can’t help it, apparently – newsies can’t start a new year without pausing to analyze the old one, picking over its bones for trends and top-10 lists and anything else that can be turned into copy in the us...


Inhale, Inhale

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OK, it’s time for New Year’s resolutions: Lose weight; check. Cut back on the vino; check. Be kinder to strangers; check. And … die quicker from cigarettes; check.



Mayfest Waves On

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A sick pig can’t keep a friendly lion like Mayfest down. The City of Fort Worth’s devastating decision to cancel this year’s event due to swine flu concerns had an interesting effect on people: Residents reali...


Autopsies in Wonderland

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Tarrant County Auditor Renee Tidwell recently released the results of an audit of the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office, and while no skeletons were rattled, the auditor did find areas where Dr. Nizam Peerwani need...



No Scrooges Here

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So, Thanksgiving came and went and nobody at Static’s house burned the rolls or even complained about the food. The Horned Frog football team is kicking butts nationally. Public transportation is getting attention in Fort...


Studying Fire While Rome Burns

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“I woke up in a puddle of my vomit … I might have stopped breathing … I might have been slipping into a coma … I might have actually temporarily died. I can’t say for sure.”



Thank God and Greyhound, is she gone yet?

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Fourteen minutes and one second … 14 minutes and two seconds … 14 minutes and three seconds … . Sarah Palin‘s 15 minutes of fame are just about up, but she’s going to sprint to the finish line. Her...


What Will It Take?

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Sometimes, surely, opponents of Tasers must feel like they are in a nightmare, where they are screaming but no sound comes out. Especially in states like Texas where, despite a growing death toll, too many law enforcement agenc...