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No More Pours at the Panther

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Over the weekend, the Panther City Coffee shop closed down. Yet another cool, independent coffee shop has fallen prey to the Fort’s insatiable need to strip every little bit of character off the map.


Indian Ink-stained Wretches

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The news that the Fort Worth Star-Telegram is outsourcing 26 advertising design jobs to India comes as no surprise, seeing as how Fort Worth Weekly reporter Dan McGraw predicted it on Blotch a couple of weeks ago. No surprise, ...



The Daily Obamagram

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Visited the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s web site lately? You might have been there without even knowing it. In recent days the site more closely resembled the home page for presidential candidate Barack Obama.


Hello in There

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Static is beginning to wonder if anyone down at Fort Worth City Hall – from staff to city council members – is paying much attention to anything these days.Specifically, we’re talking about whoever is supposed...



Into the Valley of Dallas

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Some folks use this rag for little more than seeing which bands are playing, which movie’s showing, or which big-breasted vixen wants to talk dirty and give body scrubs. But, apparently, some people read the articles too.


Tolls for Thee

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Static suffers acid reflux every time highway planners try to cram mega-toll roads down Texans’ throats. Empathy wells up when ranchers and farmers talk about losing huge swaths of their land, and anger flares when transp...



Big Rig, No Cattle

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Anyone who does big bidness in Cowtown knows two important rules: Stick your hand out when the city council is writing tax-break checks, and stick your hand into your own pocket to buy some meat on the hoof at the Stock Show ev...


Bully-Goat Bluff

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Fear is a great way to control folks. Scare the bejeebers out of ‘em and they’ll do anything you ask. As a powermonger’s ploy, it dates back to the beginning of recorded history, up to and including recent mas...



Moneychangers in the Taxpayers’ Temple

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It’s true, there are several definitions of the word “lobby.” It can be the first room you enter in a hotel or office building. It can be a collective noun describing a bunch of people who wine, dine, inform, ...


Music to Their Ears

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Wanted: Certified teacher with expertise in guitar, violin, vihuela, trumpet, and guitarron, who can read and write music, speak English and Spanish, and sit in a room all day while munchkins butcher “Mary Had A Little La...