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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...



Hear No Evil, See No Money

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“It wasn’t our fault,” the beleaguered president and vice president of the General Employees City of Fort Worth whined, as they tried to explain to 30 or so members of the municipal workers’ labor group ...


A Day Without Becky …

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Readers rely on Static for their weekly “snark fix,” and don’t worry, blood flies before this column ends. But first let’s talk about Sunshine Week (aww, it sounds so cute you just want to pinch its cudd...



Pretty Soon It Adds Up

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The $200 million Museum Place development has passed the first test for public funding.


Send ’Em a Telegram

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When a daily paper like the Startlegram gets beat on a story by the piddling underclass (Fort Worth Weekly), the reaction follows a strict rule: Ignore the story for about a week, then find some new element to the topic, cover ...



Don’t Look Back

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She’s got the backing of The Dallas Morning News. He’s supported by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The DMN’s was a “throw the rascal out” type recommendation; the ST’s limp endorsement was a l...


Dems, Loaded for … Other Dems

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When Republicans fight among themselves, it is usually kept private, maybe after praying in church or in the country club bar. Or maybe you fire your shotgun at your hunting partner and claim you were just trying to kill some q...



Wood-headed in Woodhaven

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Gentrification efforts in the East Side’s Woodhaven neighborhood, led by city councilwoman Becky Haskin, have reached new levels of hype. A Feb. 7 article in the Fort Worth Star-Tell-It-Like-It-Ain’t-agram under the...


No-Bull

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It’s so tiresome having to listen to those whiny people who seem all hot and bothered about the loss of civil liberties under the current Shrubistration in Washington.