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Clueless in Cowtown

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A tip of Static’s dented cowboy hat to The Dallas Morning News for its recent series of articles revealing DynCorp’s corrupt and downright creepy way of doing business.


A Prairie Mis-Fire

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Nobody can accuse Jarid Manos of dreaming small. When he and his Great Plains Restoration Council found out about the 2,000 acres of prairie near Lake Benbrook, their first thought was to save the property, one of the last rema...



’Tis the Season … to Be Careful

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The funeral procession for Fort Worth Police Officer Dwayne Freeto made its way last week down streets near Fort Worth Weekly’s office, reminding Static and all of its colleagues about the wages of drunk driving, the susp...


Christmas at Carswell

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Kathleen Rumpf is back, fasting, praying, and generally making herself a pain in the rump once again for the folks who run the Carswell Federal Medical Center just outside Fort Worth’s western city limits.



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.