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Public Served

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Tip of Static’s Stetson (OK, make that a gimme cap) to the Weekly’s Peter Gorman for taking top honors in the Association of Alternative Newsmedia’s AltWeekly awards over the weekend, in a particularly prestigious categor...


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Out With A Lout

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The Fort Worth Star-Telegram is the biggest backscratcher and apologist in town when it comes to the Tarrant Regional Water District, the governmental agency that works under a veil, discourages the release of public informatio...



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Political Theater

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Newly minted political celebrity Wendy Davis made the rounds of several Sunday morning talk shows last weekend to discuss her now-legendary 11-hour filibuster of an omnibus abortion restrictions bill in the state legislature. F...


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Lots of Small Talk

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Fort Worth Weekly goes to print on Tuesday nights, so at press time Static didn’t know whether State Sen. Wendy Davis’ filibuster would be successful or not. If all went according to plan, the Fort Worth Democrat didn’t s...



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A Win with Asterisks

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In state district court last week, an attorney for the Fort Worth school district called former assistant principal Joe Palazzolo a liar, a bully, and a racist. On Monday night, the school board voted 7-0 to ratify a settlement...


According a the lawsuit, “rapes, stabbings, and beatings and other acts of violence are rampant.” Remind us again: Why were private prisons supposed to be a good idea?

Jeez, GEO

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The latest entry in the ever-popular “worst private prison operation in the country” sweepstakes comes to us from Meridian, Miss. — a fur piece from here, as Static’s uncle used to say, but hang on, because you’ll rec...



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Act II

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Static loves the smell of democracy in the morning. As the June 15 runoffs draw near, the drama of the three undecided races is ratcheting up to Ancient Greek levels. Well, maybe not that dramatic. No one will end up marrying t...


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Round up the Usual Suspects

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Static is working hard on a new filing system. For example, the file marked “Not At All Surprising But Still Disappointing” is filled with news bits relating to Arlington Heights High School. Though Fort Worth Weekly has sp...



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Unfunny Keystone Capers

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The southern leg of the Keystone Pipeline came this much closer to being a done deal when owner TransCanada brought in a trackhoe last week and began to tear up a strip of the Crawford family farm in Sumner, Texas. According to...


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Water Board Waves

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Mary Kelleher’s first meeting as a Tarrant Regional Water District board member ought to be interesting. The political newcomer blasted the agency and incumbent board members during her campaign, and it’s doubtful they will...