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McFrack Attack

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Earlier this week the Environmental Protection Agency released new guidelines that set limits on how much diesel fuel can be used in fracking fluids. Oil and gas companies have long resisted giving up the recipe to their secret...


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Like Sands Through the Hourglass

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Like any good soap opera, the Joe Palazzolo saga has had its moments of high drama. Two weeks ago a Decatur judge set a March 18 date for the former vice principal turned whistleblower’s second shot at a courtroom showdown wi...



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It’s Not Nice to Backhand the Supremes

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Julia Trigg Crawford, manager of her family’s Red’Arc farm just outside of Paris, has been at war with TransCanada ever since the gigantic Canadian energy company decided to take a slice of her northeast Texas farm via emin...


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Fromholz’ Last Waltz

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This week’s death-filled Static column is kind of a downer, unless your name is Grim Reaper, in which case you’ll be thrilled! The family of Texas Music singer-songwriter Steven Fromholz is inviting the public to a memorial...



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The Fracker

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After attending Monday night’s meeting on Azle earthquakes, Static decided to go home, chill out, forget about injection wells and gas drilling for a while, and watch some mindless TV. Ah yes … Sunday’s episode of The Sim...


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Shaking Things Up

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The Texas Railroad Commission, which regulates the oil and gas industry in this state, is looking to add an in-house seismologist to its staff. Why? That remains to be seen. A growing number of people are accusing the natural g...



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A Little Sanity from the IG…

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As reported in last week’s cover story (“Range Wars,” Dec. 25, 2013), the Environmental Protection Agency in 2010 issued an emergency order to Range Resources Corp., finding that the company had contaminated the Parker Co...


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What Peace?

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Justice of the Peace Jacquelyn Wright can’t seem to find any. She’s handled small-claims cases in her Precinct 4 courtroom for many years and is seeking re-election in 2014. She submitted a petition with more than the numbe...



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Grease Those Wheels

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City leaders are a bit schizophrenic when it comes to the cluster of homeless shelters on East Lancaster Avenue. They created the centralized complex and herded the city’s homeless people there primarily to reduce the amount ...


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The Music Man Makes Another Sale

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Well, here we are in River City, folks. Don’t mind those little quakes — that’s just the Earth’s way of showing how much it enjoys all that drillin’ and frackin’ and stuff that’s going on around here these days. A...