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Canadians Is Smart

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Canadians may drink a lot of second-rate beer and think that curling is a sport, but that doesn’t mean they’re easy to fool. Our neighbors to the north know a snow job when they see one. This week the little port of Kitimat...


Jamie Connelly, with wife Stephanie: “Something about barking dogs puts you on edge.”

Barking/Mad

A tall, padded fence did not make good neighbors in East Fort Worth.
STORY AND PHOTOS BY JEFF PRINCE
A disagreement over Civil War allegiances prompted the feud between the Hatfields and McCoys in the West Virginia-Kentucky area, a vendetta that stretched for decades and resulted in at least a dozen deaths. It was barking dogs...



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Royalty Rip-off

Around the country, landowners are suing Chesapeake and other drillers for massive deductions from royalty checks.
PETER GORMAN
Donald Feusner used to be a dairy farmer. His 370 acres of land in northeast Pennsylvania border New York state in a gloriously lush area. In 2011, when his farm was no longer profitable, he sold off his herd and retired to wha...


Former Fort Worth City Council member Louis Zapata died on April 4 after a long illness. He was 79.

Adios, Mr. Zapata

Fort Worth Weekly
Static and its colleagues eat with artery-clogging regularity at the various Mexican restaurants on North Main Street. Those places for many years were the domain of former Fort Worth City Council member Louis Zapata, who liked...



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Universal Breakfast

A new law to get meals to more hungry kids is causing some confusion.
EDWARD BROWN
A new law that goes into effect this fall could go a long way toward keeping Texas schoolchildren from going hungry. But first, state and local officials have to figure out exactly what it means and, perhaps most importantly, w...


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Waiting Impatience

People in doctors’ waiting rooms are already worried. Must they also bear the pain of politics?
KEN WHEATCROFT-PARDUE
Due to my wife’s recent medical problems, I’ve become an expert of sorts on doctors’ waiting rooms. This niche ecosystem is filled with a cross-section of humanity, trending toward the elderly but also including more than...



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Big Man on Canvas

Three years of debilitating illness have only added heat to JT Grant’s passion for painting.
ANNABELLE MASSEY MALLOY
“I’m going to paint over that one,” artist JT Grant said, pointing to a large canvas hanging high on the 14-foot white wall of his backyard studio in Fairmount. “It’s pretty old. It hasn’t sold. I have something dif...


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Above the Pipeline

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In Dallas this week, North Texans can get a peek at Above All Else, a documentary that deals with the construction of the southern leg of the Keystone Pipeline and the fight of the people of Winnsboro to stop it. Produced in pa...



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Drug War Victims: Taxpayers

DAVE McNEELY
A rare political collision is occurring in Texas: The left and the right have backed into each other, both deciding that long sentences for most drug offenders are inhumane, ineffective, and expensive. Progressives think such s...


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Training Them Wrong

A local ROTC instructor has been charged with having sex with a student. And that’s not all the story.
ERIC GRIFFEY photos by Lee Chastain
On Jan. 14, Andres Javier Vianes, an ROTC instructor at Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School, turned in his letter of resignation to the Fort Worth school district. His reasons for resigning, he wrote, were “personal health issues...