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Posts Tagged ‘texas’

Private Prisons, Public Pain

Despite a long record of abuses, GEO is still running Texas prisons.
Peter Gorman
Reeves County straddles I-20 in West Texas, between Odessa and El Paso. Pecos is the county seat, anchored in cowboy mythology. Tiny homes, many of them 100 years old and made of stone, line several dozen downtown streets; beyo...


Mad Beaver Attack

Static
A little birdie delivered to Static what is commonly known as a hot tip. Seems several majestic trees recently disappeared from the Cowtown Coliseum’s front lawn in the Stockyards. The beautiful trees were surreptitiously rem...



Independence Day: Happy Birthday TX

Jeff Prince
Our state was born on this day in 1836. She started out kinda slimy and ugly like most babies do, but she’s grown into a grand old dame. Sure, she’s got her problems (as Fort Worth Weekly likes to remind everybody). But we ...


Pandora’s Wells

Do you know what's going down that disposal well near you?
GAYLE REAVES
In 2006, with drillers poking gas wells into the Barnett Shale beneath Fort Worth as fast as they could get mineral leases signed, Fort Worth granted a permit for the first well in this city of another kind – a hole not f...



The Candidate

Static
You have to hand it to Gov. Rick Perry: If he or his handlers identify a vote-getting trend, they are on it like white on rice. With a hairstyle already made for Hollywood, is it any wonder that his political style is reminisce...


He’s Changed

Singer-songwriter David Matsler gets serious about the studio.
CAROLINE COLLIER
While making We’ve Changed, Fort Worth troubadour David Matsler faced his demons and found them less daunting than he had feared. After five years of obsessively devoting his life to music, he finally relinquished his nee...



Almost Hades, West Virginia And Fort Worth

Jeff Prince
John Denver’s “Take Me Home Country Roads” always made me think West Virginia was a paradise. I’ve never been there, so I don’t know. But maybe he should have sang, “Almost Hades, West Virginia…” based on this G...


New Sheriff Armendariz Reads ‘Em Their Rights

Peter Gorman
Regional Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Dr. Al Armendariz made quite a splash last night at the February meeting of the North Central Texas Communities Alliance. Featured speaker Armendariz drew between 250 and 3...



Destination: Snook

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby is rushing the roadtrip season a bit, but you know, sometimes you just get in the mood to accidentally leave your CD case on the dining room table on your way out, so you’re forced to continually listen to Dono...


Lola’s Love from the Netherlands

Hearsay
The Wreck Room will always be a mythical place in both local and national lore. The Wreck, which was razed a couple of years ago after a 10-year run to make room for Progress, was the kind of place that bands as far flung as Ne...