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The Legacy Grows

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Last week’s cover story (“Toxic Legacy,” April 10) stirred up more than just some bad memories. Back in the ’70s and ’80s, Fort Worth-based Southern Anodizing/Technicoat Inc., hired teenagers for jobs that included il...


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Out, Damned Spot

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What do you get when you fill a 65-year-old pipeline with the most corrosive hydrocarbon possible, stuff so heavy that it has to be thinned with poisonous gases just to push it through the line? That’s not a joke, so don’t ...



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Don’t Eat The Brown Stuff

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Julia Crawford and her family are not going down before the Keystone XL pipeline without a fight. Crawford (“Your Land Is My Land,” April 11, 2012) appealed a ruling by Lamar County Court Judge Bill Harris last August that ...


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Keep ’Em Open

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A small but loud group of city officials from across the state — including Arlington’s disgraced former city councilman Mel LeBlanc (hello, methamphetamine and prostitutes!) and Hurst’s mayor pro-tem Henry Wilson — got ...



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Conservative Conservation

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Environmental groups wasted water — from their tear ducts — after the Texas Water Development Board appeared to give short shrift to conservation efforts when it released a list of spending priorities to the Associated Pres...


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Storm Front

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When last we left John Storm, he was cooling his heels in state prison after being convicted of possessing child pornography and directing the sexual performance of a child under 14. He was sentenced to 10 years in July 2011. A...



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Fort Worth in His Rearview Mirror

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The Don Quixote character who picketed, protested, and pummeled city officials the most over urban drilling during the past decade has finally gone and done it. He’s put his house on the market. Don Young has been talking abo...


Artist rendering of the entrance to the permanent exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Courtesy George W. Bush Foundation.

A Library for George

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George W. Bush has apparently been painting pictures in his jammies and watching a lot of SpongeBob in recent years. He’s kept a low profile since finishing his second term as president in January 2009. His sideways-smiling, ...



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Lily Still Barking

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Somewhere in doggie heaven, Lily the border collie is looking down with a beatific smile and saying, “Ruff ruff ruff,” which translates to either, “My death was not in vain” or “Jesus, can you spare a biscuit?” A Fo...


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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...