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My Love Is Like the Sun: Cheap and Energy-Efficient

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Is there anything sexier than saving the world? Heck, no. That’s why Static plans to spend its Valentine’s Day lunch hour at Avoca Coffee getting all environmentally conscious. Environment Texas, a citizen-based group worki...


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High Cockalorum

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It was the kind of situation that, had a cell phone camera been handy, could have turned into one of those YouTube overnight wonders that gets a million hits right before everybody forgets it: The beer truck was stopped in the ...



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You Complete Us

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A free-falling economy in recent years prompted many businesses and government agencies to boost prices and fees to maintain their bottom lines. So Static salutes the City of Fort Worth and Waste Management Inc. — garbage col...


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Listen Up, Pilgrim

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A city slicker was wondering out loud why people bother to visit the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo since it’s crowded, pricey, and rather hokey when you think about it. Youngsters showing off lambs, pigs, and cows that th...



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Migraines and Mailbox Money

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Mandy Mobley was in the best shape of her life a few years ago. She was working out three times a week at a gym and was slender and healthy. Then she started getting dizzy spells and migraine headaches and became frequently fat...


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Museum Maker

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Amon Carter’s name adorns the Fort Worth museum that houses his beloved collection of Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell paintings — and rightfully so. Carter’s love of Fort Worth and Western art was unparalleled. ...



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Brink Blossoms

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Longtime Fort Worth Weekly writer Betty Brink’s name and spirit will live on in an urban garden — and in apple pies and plum jam as well. The Fort Worth branch of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference will plant frui...


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Final Farewell

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The recent memorial service for longtime Fort Worth Weekly writer Betty Brink was impassioned, irreverent, and entertaining, just like the woman herself. Family members recounted stories, recited a poem Brink had written, and r...



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Don’t Tell it to This Marine

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Once the stuff gets on you, it’s hard to get off. The “stuff” is tar sands bitumen, the hydrocarbon that TransCanada is working on bringing down from Alberta, Canada, to Houston’s refineries and from there to Port Arthu...


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There’s Nothing Wrong and We’re Going to Fix It Right Away

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So, Fort Worth Weekly was taken to task publicly by members of the Fort Worth City Council on Dec. 4. Oh woe is us, oh … oh, wait just a danged minute. The occasion was a consent agenda item regarding the new, slightly evisce...