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Leading Off (1/18/11)

First Fort Worth eliminated the homeless, and now it takes on an even peskier foe: grackles. Next up on its Super Bowl checklist: issuing cowboy hats to everyone who works in downtown. Related: I’ve been hired as an accent inspector.

Speaking of the Super Bowl, the game’s financial impact on your city might not be much. If you don’t live in Arlington, Dallas, or Fort Worth, that is. In which case, you’re probably used to hardship. BURN.

Four Matisse sculptures at the Kimbell to be sold. They’re worth too much, apparently. That’s why I sold my sculptures, so the story checks out.

It’s first draft of scaled-down state budget day! Like you didn’t know.