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Take That!

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The hottest new toy this holiday season is a punching bag – named Wal-Mart.


Bush-Whacked

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No wonder George W. Bush loves McLennan County, where his ranch – dubbed the Western White House – is located, near Crawford. Who wouldn’t like a county that passes special laws to keep him from getting, like,...



Judging Becky

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Just when you think the gall of city politicians has reached its zenith, Fort Worth City Council member Becky Haskin pushes it further.


Old Dream, New Pockets

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Several times in recent years, Fort Worth Weekly has written about investors and their big dreams to buy and renovate the fabled New Isis Theater on North Main Street in the Stockyards. The once-majestic theater retains its coo...



The Big 5-0!

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Alternative weeklies, once known as “underground papers,” came of age during the Vietnam War after mainstream media were slow to raise questions about that ugly conflict.


Out of the Lineup

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Statistically, the crowd at Fort Worth Cats games next year may be slightly younger – but surely not as much fun. Longtime Tarrant County politico and baseball aficionado Howard Green, who sat nightly behind home plate at...



Blustery Wind Warning

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Rick Warden, adjudicator of all things moral in the Metroplex, recently sent out a mass e-mail encouraging people to write letters of support to Alabama U.S. Sen. Hank Erwin.


Funny, How Limes Slip Away

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Texas icon Willie Nelson recently hosted the 20th annual Farm Aid concert – can you believe two decades have passed since Nelson, Neil Young, and others held the first concert to help small independent farmers being drive...



Tragic Loss of Profit

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The Trinity River Vision was always portrayed as a flood control project – but with a wink. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had concluded that it would cost about $9 million to better control “improbable” flo...


Sticking It to Us

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Across this great and mighty state of Texas, grown men and women are falling to their knees and weeping like babies as they try to comprehend the new-fangled auto registration stickers.