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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.


You Read It … Where?

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Feeling a little sticky from all the sweetness and light in last week’s Best Of 2006 edition? A little sour that your name wasn’t mentioned anywhere in the whole bleeping 168 pages? Never fear – we have a rewa...



Sand for the Cat Box

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You’d think reporters would have been welcomed at LaGrave Field on Monday afternoon. After all, the Knot Hole Gang fan club was there to greet the Fort Worth Cats on their return from St. Paul after winning the American A...


Crikey, Mate!

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It’s been a tough year for Australian imports. Earlier this summer, witnesses claimed to have seen Olivia Newton John’s longtime lover in Mexico, which was strange since he had disappeared a year earlier on a fishin...



Hooray for Us, Dammit

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Did you see that report by Men’s Health magazine that made friendly ol’ Fort Worth look like some crazed city filled with kitty stranglers?


Blue-Sky Dreamin’

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Environmental activist Jarid Manos comes across as naïve at times, with pie-in-the-sky ideas about saving thousands of acres of Fort Worth prairie in an era when land is a commodity to be bought, sold, and developed for profit...



Shine On

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Fort Worth Weekly fans, break out the cheap beer and leftover pretzels. Officers, holster your Tasers. College administrators, clean up your act. Citizens – be very worried.


A Chink in Novation’s Armor

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In the can’t-buy-good-news department, Irving-based group purchasing organization Novation, still under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice (“Hijacking at the Hospital,” Nov. 23, 2005), was all rea...



Freeze in Forecast

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Tarrant County commissioners will see their worst fears realized this week. The county elections department has been poring over a controversial petition signed by 43,702 residents.


Stayin’ Alive in Linwood

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This country’s most famous “survivor” may be that big naked guy who won $1 million but forgot to pay taxes and is now (presumably) wearing stripes in an Oklahoma pokey. But Cowtown’s favorite survivors f...