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Sucking It Up

Gas drillers are competing with ranchers, farmers, and cities for increasingly scarce water supplies.
GAYLE REAVES
Tom B. Saunders’ family has been ranching for five generations. Surface tanks and wells provide water for the cattle and horses on the Twin V Ranch near Weatherford. He’s got a couple of gas wells on the land too, and he’...


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City Life Is a Good Life, Once Again

Americans are reversing the flow to the suburbs, and Fort Worth’s a part of it.
Photos and story by ANDREW MCLEMORE
Night Riders regulars are easy to spot. They’re the ones who get to the Chat Room by 7 p.m., early enough to drink a beer or two before the group of mostly locals pedals their way down Magnolia Avenue toward the next watering...



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Chipping Away

Fort Worth’s code of ethics is being rewritten — or gutted, depending on your point of view.
PETER GORMAN
Two years ago, members of the city’s little known and little used Ethics Review Committee found out what happened when you pissed off Mike Moncrief. The mayor tossed their board and major parts of the city’s ethical ruleboo...


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Nuclear Threats

Are federal regulators retaliating against their own nuclear inspectors?
ANDREW MCLEMORE
About 9:30 a.m. on June 7 last year, workers at the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant near Omaha, Neb., raised the alarm. Some minutes earlier, an electrical fire had sparked in a large fuse box –– the result of poor install...



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Stray Cats Doing Well After Rescue

Fort Worth’s baseball team has used up another life, but new owners and a new league are drawing fans again.
Story and photos BY JEFF PRINCE
The clock — that damned clock atop the LaGrave Field scoreboard — is the unwitting symbol for every disappointment the Fort Worth Cats have suffered in recent years. Sunlight bleached its face a chalky white. The numbers fa...


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(Almost) No Room at the Inn

Domestic violence shelters are bursting at the seams — but not turning folks away.
KRISTA M. TORRALVA
For six years the Dallas woman suffered physical abuse at the hands of her partner. Now he was threatening to kill her or her family if she reported him to police. Desperate, she called a domestic violence shelter in Dallas in ...



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Robber Barons at the Pump

PETE KOTZ
Click here to read “Robber Barons at the Pump” as it first appeared in the SF Weekly.  


Are the stars aligning for renewable energy in Texas?

Serious about Solar

Are the stars aligning for renewable energy in Texas?
GAYLE REAVES
North Texas, along with the rest of the country, is in the midst of yet another summer of record-breaking heat. The demand on the state’s electrical grid is so heavy that regulators around the country are worried about overlo...



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Revival in Riverside

Eastside residents are taking their neighborhood’s future into their own hands.
LISA MARIA GARZA
The line to order lunch at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop on Race Street was 20 minutes long on a recent Friday. Shelby Stevens didn’t mind. A line of customers indicates a healthy business climate, and the businesses on this Eastside s...


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Locked In

Lockheed’s F-35 is on course to cost a trillion dollars — whether we need it or not.
ANDREW MCLEMORE
The bold red letters –– ON STRIKE –– etched themselves into the dull grays of an overcast morning. The 20 striking employees of Lockheed Martin marched mostly in silence across Lockheed Boulevard, crossing each time the...