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Democracy in Crisis

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Parking Subsi-Dies

The money that subsidizes free parking in downtown garages for visitors is dwindling. And unless your last name is Bass or your parking garage...

Sidewalk Saga

NIMBY is a late 20th-century acronym for Not In My Backyard, which evolved into a real, official word that means local resistance to unwanted...

Smoke-Free Fort Worth

Many people may be tired of it, going to a rock show or happy hour at the bar down the street and being forced...

Going Round and Round

It starts with orange cones. And then come the backhoes. And along with them and the bulldozers, the noisy jackhammers and the single lane...

Riding the Bench

Justice of the Peace Jacquelyn Wright is like the bad gift that keeps being re-gifted – a stale fruitcake in the local judicial system, re-elected...

Cigars and Stuff

I’ve never been much of a cigarette smoker, but I will completely forget about everything I was supposed to accomplish on my day off...

Confessions of a Scofflaw

Barreling through red lights can be dangerous. No rational person would say otherwise. But red light cameras take enforcement too far. My 11-year-old Ford...

Vote, You Lazy Bastards

In a 2016 study on municipal voting, researchers at Portland State University analyzed the most recent mayoral elections in the country’s 50 biggest cities....

Psyched Out

Lance Sanders was surprised and appalled when he found himself on the psychiatric evaluation floor of Dallas County jail in 2014. He shared a...

DPS Not Speeding

The next time a trooper pulls us over and asks for public information, like, say, oh, a driver’s license, we’re going to tell him,...