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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 ...



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...