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Guilt by Disassociation

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Tarrant County Judge Tom Vandergriff’s decision to move out of his landmark house at 1216 W. Park Row in Arlington after 38 years sparked a couple of sordid memories for Weekly staff writer Jeff Prince, who grew up in Arl...


Ahead of the (Criminal) Curve

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The modesty of Tarrant County residents is known far and wide, but gosh, sometimes you just have to toot your own horn – especially where crime is concerned.



Abuse of Plain English

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A Nov. 14 “pre-council” meeting at Fort Worth city hall would make an interesting case study for a semantics class.


Leave Their Names Out

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Our Nov. 8 cover story, “Leaving Johnson County,” caused a flurry of responses. To mix a metaphor, it seems as though writer Peter Gorman hit both the tip of the iceberg and a nerve, concerning the questionable acti...



Soaking the Citizenry

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That mother of all boondoggles, the Trinity River Vision, has added another “Trinity River (fill in the blanks)” item to its growing maze of acronyms.


TiVO is Life

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It was a dark and stormy night, and it sucked a big one. Last Sunday, the sky lit up like the crowd at a Phish reunion concert.



Concrete Olive Branch

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Regular readers are familiar with the battle between rich and poor in Woodhaven, a neighborhood with gorgeous houses and a country club butted up next to two dozen apartment complexes that attract lots of minority tenants.


Long Route to a ShortcutLong Route to a Shortcut

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Six years ago, some Fort Worth city staffers helped cobble together the Fort Worth Bicycle Blueprint, a plan to build 300 miles of bike routes on Funkytown’s streets.



Turn on the Lights …

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The voice coming from the tall man with the oft-broken nose was unmistakable to anyone who watched Monday Night Football during the 1970s: “I’m Jeff and Hazel’s baby boy from Mount Vernon, Texas,” Don Me...


Is Our Children Getting Screwed

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If it weren’t so dreadful for the nation’s schools, Static would crow over the recently released audit of the billion-dollar Reading First initiative, part of Dubya’s No Child Left Behind program.