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Bio-Flop

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Poor Ed. It’s not always been easy – or profitable – for this city’s favorite billionaire to play God.


As the East Side Turns …

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Supporters of the independent-minded Louis McBee were heartbroken when he was narrowly defeated by the establishment-backed Danny Scarth in the District 4 city council race on May 13.



Downtown Hits Pay Dirt

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The Fort Worth establishment had its prayers answered (assuming those folks can still pray without being struck by lightning).


How Did They Die? Technically.

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Last week’s article on the never-ending medical horror stories oozing from Cars-well Federal Medical Center lacked answers to critical questions that were put to a prison spokeswoman two weeks before the story went to press.



Frog Flap

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The Weekly’s story about wheelchair-bound student Adam Main being booted out of TCU’s on-campus housing (“Handicapping Adam,” April 26, 2006)drew about 80 postings (at last count) on a TCU weblog.


At Least in the Movie, the Chief Got Away

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The city’s dogged efforts to cram gas wells down everyone’s throats reminds Static of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. The movie’s sympathetic characters were the mental patients, while the villain was t...



Sad Static

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Well, ain’t it always the way: You toot your own horn too much and all you do is give yourself and other people a headache.


Shutting Up the Scientists

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Was it just coincidence that on the 10th anniversary of the first publication of this smart-mouthed rag the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression released its annual list of the “winners” of ...



Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Oil Hogs

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Willie Nelson, friend of the farmer, pothead, and gay cowboy, has proved yet again he’s the coolest guy ever. On April 1, he and Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman met with the news media about an hour south of he...


He Fought the Law, and the Law Waffled

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Remember Trevor Goodchild, the young Austin musician who was tasered repeatedly last February for the heinous crime of telling a cop he didn’t think he could be arrested for playing his guitar on the street? (“A Stu...