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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...



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Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Nose

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North Texas residents hoping for better regulation of the oil and gas industry will get their chance to yell at (that is, talk respectfully to) state legislators on Monday. The Texas Railroad Commission, a supposed regulatory a...


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Global Warning

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Don’t Let This One Pass “Go” Next week, the Fort Worth City Council may declare bankruptcy. Of the moral variety, that is. Despite virulent opposition from a small handful of citizen activists, the council will consider a...



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This Tree Is Your Tree, This Tree Is My Tree

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When a small group of people began protesting construction of the southern leg of the Keystone Pipeline — which will carry dangerous  Canadian  tar sand bitumen from Cushing, Okla., to Houston and Port Arthur — they were ...


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Judge Mills Passed the Audition

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A packed house gave two standing ovations to honorees at this week’s Tarrant County Commissioners Court meeting. The celebrities drawing such response weren’t singers or dancers or the typical entertainment types that every...



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Boo! Then, Boo-Hoo.

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Halloween conjures memories of the most notorious bogeyman in Fort Worth’s history — former Mayor Mike Moncrief. Talk about trick or treat: That guy tricked residents with scare tactics and then treated them to a good old-f...


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He Said, We Said

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Mudslinging in the Texas Senate race between incumbent Wendy Davis and challenger Mark Shelton has splattered on little ol’ Fort Worth Weekly. Shelton pounced on one perceived Davis weakness that even Weekly staffers had long...