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Brandin Lea Is Back

The former Flickerstick frontman returns with a new band and a new (clean, sober) outlook.
Steve Steward
Not so fun fact: When you’re an alcoholic at age 37, killing yourself slowly by downing pint after pint of Taaka, you’d think the final bullet would be liver failure. It’s not. When Brandin Lea finally awoke in the ICU at...


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Bad Romance

Static
The oil and gas folks talk a big game about having bromances. They promise big royalty checks to communities and in return give money to libraries, parks, schools, and cultural events. It’s so sweet! They attend town hall mee...



Tamera Bounds, founder of the Mansfield Gas Well Alliance, wanted “three important things” but got, really, only one. Lee Chastain

Gas Industry Holds on Tight

After losing in Denton, the industry turns on the charm in Mansfield.
Peter Gorman
Nobody’s really happy. Not the residents of Mansfield who wanted major changes to the city’s gas- drilling ordinance. And not the industry, whose leaders decided to draw a line in the Barnett Shale sand after suffering a de...


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Deep in the Music

Robin Hufford’s life has been spent at — and in — the piano.
Edward Brown
The piano has left an indelible mark on Robin Hufford. From his earliest memories growing up in a small fishing camp on Lake Worth, the iconic instrument has followed him like a melodic theme running through a lifelong symphony...



Earth Day

Up Next: That Senator with the Snowball

Static
Apparently the CEO of British Petroleum and the captain of the Exxon Valdez oil tanker weren’t available. Too bad. Those two would have fit perfectly among the list of speakers at this year’s Earth Day Texas set for March 2...


Boggs (left), with Phillips and Essian: “We will discuss what churches won’t talk about.” Brian Hutson

Smokes, Beer, and Biblical Debate

Nonbelievers aren’t just welcome; they’re the point at these events.
Cohe Bond
It’s not a Bible study group. It’s not a church. The Bible and Beer Consortium gets together once or twice a month to discuss cultural issues from a biblical standpoint, with people from any faith or no faith. And to have a...



Gayle Reaves

Weekly Editor Departs

Gayle Reaves
Pardon me while I catch my breath. I’ve never been let go from a job before. I suppose it’s something just to be able to say that, after 40-plus years in an industry as volatile as journalism. Gaining new experiences has al...


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Fault Lines

There’s nothing theoretical about the damages that earthquakes are causing for North Texas homeowners, cities, and businesses.
Peter Gorman
The first time Cathy Wallace felt an earthquake was last Dec. 15. She was sitting with her husband in their Irving home discussing retirement when “the whole house started swaying,” she said. She thought the house might col...



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Lost in Hospitallandia

It’s a scary place, where the point isn’t always to help people get better.
BY KEN WHEATCROFT-PARDUE
After multiple back surgeries and as her arthritis and chronic pain worsened, my wife was able to do less and less, but we still had a life. We went out, saw friends, watched old movies, took pleasure in each other’s company....


Joe Palazzolo

How Long in Attorneys’ Years?

Fort Worth Weekly
It seems like 2010 was an eternity ago. A devastating earthquake rocked Haiti. The Hurt Locker won an Oscar. The controversial “don’t ask / don’t tell” law was repealed. And Joe Palazzolo blew the whistle on various wro...