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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...


His Trousers Should Have Been Toast

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Debbie Russell, who runs the ACLU’s Texas hotline for Taser victims, was shocked – no pun intended – to receive an e-mail from TASER International spokesman Peter Holran, saying that company president Tom Smit...



Will the Water Be Unnaturally Blue?

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A dirty wind was blowing in from the west last Saturday, but many of those listening to proposals for Gateway Park flood control at an Eastside meeting thought more was being dumped on them than a little sand.


They Get Us Coming and Going

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Exciting news, folks – Interstate 69, a proposed Texas-to-Michigan road that’s part of the Trans-Texas Corridor, may get built even quicker than expected! Well, gosh, that’s a relief.



Did He Interview Himself?

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Some of you are probably weary of Static continuously lobbing snark grenades at the Fort Worth Star-What-the-Hellagram and tv news crews, but somebody’s got to hold local media accountable (don’t expect a media outl...


We Hardly Knew Ye

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Texas governors have been buried from the staid old building of the First United Methodist Church in Austin across the street from the Texas capitol, as well as U.S. senators and representatives, and others important in the pub...



Free Press on the Block

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Surely Fort Worth Weekly publisher Lee Newquist’s phone will be ringing any second now with a call from Australia and an offer of millions of dollars.


Journalism 101:

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Kiss No Butts Rumors that their newspaper might be for sale usually strike fear into the hearts of journalists. At the Fort Worth Business Press, however, some of the troops figure a new owner couldn’t make it any worse.