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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...



Cats

A Lucchesi In Da House

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The Fort Worth Cats have struggled recently with an ownership change, diminished attendance, vendors grumbling about not being paid, management types walking off the job, and a stadium that needs sprucing up. Even the team’s ...


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Numb and Dumber

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A simple reason explains why Fort Worth Weekly was among the country’s first news media to point out that fracking by natural gas drillers could threaten water supplies, and yet regulatory agencies weren’t paying attention....



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Opposition — like the Tar Sands — Runneth Over

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As the tar sands spill in Arkansas — brought to you by Exxon — continues to poison the neighborhood, wetlands and now parts of formerly bucolic Lake Conway, news coverage of the spill and cleanup effort has diminished to al...


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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 ...


Land

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...