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Who’s Ethical Now?

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Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief was pretty much absent this year from the campaign trail. He didn’t show up for any forums that might encourage debate, didn’t advertise much, and it was hard to find any yard signs. S...


Next: Buying the Brooklyn Bridge

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Fort Worth has scheduled a forum on how the city should spend all that gas money that’s flying around these days. So guess what the public won’t be able to talk about there: How to spend the money.



Courting Soccer Moms and Disaster

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We all know the Star-Snoozagram ain’t too keen on covering Fort Worth political races these days. The soccer moms in Southlake – the North Texas readers with the most disposable time and income, and also, not incide...


Welfare (Bragging) Rights

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Dead heads are coming to town, but not the ones who enjoy singing “Truckin’” while smoking mari-hoochie from a Dr Pepper can and dribbling nacho cheese on their tie-dyed shirts.



Press Club Mess

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Red flags were waving madly after the Press Club of Dallas’ 48th annual journalism awards banquet last November. Sure, Fort Worth Weekly toasted its good fortune after winning several of the gold statuettes – known ...


Stabbing Themselves

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“Maybe we pulled some wrong bullets out of the scabbard,” State Rep. Wayne Christian told members of the Allied Communities of Tarrant and other interfaith groups.



Capitol Contentions

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Did State Sen. John Whitmire, a Houston Democrat, insult two Fort Worth-area black ministers last week? That’s what the ministers are saying, while Whitmire’s office says it never happened.


E-Clean

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St. Patrick’s Day was almost two weeks ago, but Tarrant County commissioners just got around to flashing their green – this week they passed a resolution supporting a proposed state law to battle “e-waste.”



Ding, Dong, the Bell is Dead

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The Texas Rangers’ three-year tradition (which is long for them) of ringing a 15-foot-high bell whenever a home run is hit has come to an end, as the national eruption of home foreclosures has come home to roost in Arling...


Flattened by a (Two-Party) Mack Truck

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As if our governor wasn’t already having a bad hair day last week, just as the Weekly was putting to bed its latest story on the Trans-Texas Corridor (“Brake Lights,” March 7, 2007), rookie State Sen. Robert N...