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Cruzifying Keystone Facts

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Bless his heart, Ted Cruz didn’t get the memo. Again. That would be the memo — the extensive reporting, in fact — shooting holes in industry predictions that if the Keystone Pipeline is allowed to be built from Alberta, C...


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Voter Up

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Static loves the smell of democracy in the morning. On Nov. 5, Texas will be holding elections on nine proposed constitutional amendments. For the most part, the measures aren’t the stuff of bumper stickers or rallies, but st...



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Resurrecting The Promise

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The musical Cats ran for 18 years on Broadway (1982 to 2000), but that’s kitty litter compared to The Promise, now in its 25th season at the Texas Amphitheatre in Glen Rose. Despite its long run and popularity — more than 2...


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Candy Clark Day

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Fort Worth Weekly’s story on Candy Clark (“Graffiti Artist,” July 3, 2013) included a quote from her brother, William, lamenting that the American Graffit star gets little notice from her hometown despite having been the ...



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Big D’s Big Plan

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Dallas doesn’t generally follow in Cowtown’s hoofprints. When it comes to gas drilling, the city’s Plan Commission was smart enough to look our way — where it saw a stinking, poisonous mess and looked away again. Rather...


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Separation of Church and Trail

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A granite monument sporting an engraved Bible scripture was recently installed on public property near Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails, and some folks aren’t happy about it. The monument was placed next to a new drinking founta...



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Troll-free Tellygram

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The racist, name-calling, confrontational, and sensationalistic comments sometimes left by trolls at the bottom of online newspaper stories are no longer welcome at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Executive Editor Jim Witt announ...


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Another Round to TransCanada

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Static’s first thought on hearing that a Texas appeals court had ruled against Julia Trigg Crawford in her family’s ongoing legal battle with TransCanada was, “Well, at least the decision wasn’t delivered by text messag...



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Parsing That Extra Year

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Tarrant Regional Water District board member Jim Lane doesn’t believe in politicians granting themselves extra time on their terms without voter approval. That’s why he voted no in 2012 when the board was considering cancel...


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Hunka Burning Love

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If you’re hankering for kangaroo nachos, elk loin, and white truffle macaroni –– and who isn’t? –– you’re out of luck. Lonesome Dove Western Bistro caught fire this week and will be out of operation for a while, a...