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A Rick Perry Responds To Fort Worth Weekly

Jeff Prince
The Ricky Perry who tweeted in response to this blog post about the former governor isn’t the real Rick Perry. My first clue was the the pot leaf behind the photo. Second clue: the twitter name RickPerry420. While it woul...


RICK PERRY WAS CUT FROM THE VARSITY DEBATE TEAM BUT COACHES EXPECT HIM TO EXCEL ON JV SQUAD (photo courtesy wikipedia)

Rick Perry Hopes To Excel On Debate Team JV Squad

Jeff Prince
If Little Ricky Perry were on his high school debate team, he’d be having this conversation with his debate coach right about now: PERRY: I can’t believe I got cut from varsity! COACH: Don’t worry about it. You’ll e...



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Morning News Roundup, Aug 3

Jeff Prince
Witnesses Dispute Police Account Of Downtown Shooting A local lawyer said he’s talked to witnesses of the downtown shooting on Friday, and they say a Fort Worth police officer used unnecessary force when shooting Phillip Vall...


A PRE-GLASSES RICK PERRY, BACK WHEN HE WAS MORE INTERESTED IN LOOKING PRETTY THAN SMART (photo courtesy wikipedia)

News Roundup: June 8, 2015

Jeff Prince
They Won’t Let Me Slide! All those people paying all that money to drive to downtown Fort Worth, scramble for a parking spot, and stand in line on a hot muggy day for hours, only to be told that the 2,000-foot mega slide was ...



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Budget Wars

Will the legislature cut taxes or fund schools or leave local governments holding the bag or … ?
BY DAVE McNEELY
The battles over budget priorities that the Texas Legislature goes through every two years are already well under way, on many fronts. Some, including Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick the Senate’s new presiding officer, say ta...


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Goodhair Moves On

DAVE MCNEELY
Over the 26 years he was Texas agriculture commissioner, John C. White developed a saying: At a political funeral, it’s better to be a pallbearer than a corpse. White died in 1995, but he’d have been intrigued to see the su...



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Lives and Love on the Line

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Fort Worth cops are getting national notice for a public service announcement in which they, as TIME put it, “argue in favor of same-sex marriage.” No arguing actually occurs. Three police officers merely support a fourth ...


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Frost Bite

Perry’s frozen gas tax hurts transportation, schools.
DAVE MCNEELY
Outgoing Republican Gov. Rick Perry’s consistent response to calls to raise the state’s gas tax has truly been, “My way or the highway.” And “my way” prevailed over “the highway” — at least, if you’re for hi...



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TEXpress Yourself

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Motorists driving along NE Loop 820 have plenty to think about, what with all the construction, barricades, heavy equipment, temporary entrances and exits, and enough signage to block out the sun. Now they’re faced with sudde...


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Ducking the Questions

Republicans turn shy over debates and editorial board meetings.
DAVE MCNEELY
It’s not all that unusual for front-runners in political contests to duck debates. That’s part of political gamesmanship. The front-runner may want to avoid giving opponents an opportunity to raise questions he or she might...