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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...



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2012 Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards: 10 Years of the 817’s Best

Here are the nominees in our 15th Annual Music Awards, with our festival now in its 10th year.
Fort Worth Weekly Staff and Contributors, Photos by Vishal Malhotra
Why is local, original music such a hard sell? Don’t get me wrong: Lots of people go to local shows and buy local albums and songs, but too many folks seem content just to sit back and swallow whatever they’re spoon-fed by ...


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The Duality of Frank

Local actor and filmmaker Frank Mosley is taking his vision to a bigger stage.
JIMMY FOWLER
Frank Mosley is always looking for what’s going on behind the eyes — the secrets that two people in a conversation might be withholding, the words that are used to hide rather than reveal. Bearded and slight of stature, fri...



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Dying for Change

Cowtown is “ground zero” in the fight to end bullying of gay teens
Andrew Mclemore | Photos by Chase Martinez
As he choked down handfuls of aspirin in the stall of a Fort Worth high school bathroom, 16-year-old Caleb felt precisely nothing. Beaten by bullies and betrayed by close friends, persecuted by family members and disappointed w...


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Don’t Frack With Me

The drilling industry is getting major blowback in the PR war.
PETER GORMAN
For big business, a snappy, easy-to-remember slogan or catchphrase is usually a major plus: Everything goes better with Coke. Just do it. The fabric of our lives. For gas drillers — not so much. The shale gas industry that ha...



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Black, Brown, and Seeing Red

The fight for North Texas’ new congressional district has become downright entertaining.
JEFF PRINCE, BETTY BRINK, and ANDREW MCLEMORE
Not since Dallas’ John Wiley Price dubbed Fort Worth the “Aunt Jemima capital of the world” has a politician from the Far East pissed off people in Cowtown so badly. Dallas attorney and politician Domingo Garcia is seekin...


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Madness in Muenster

For a few years in the ‘60s, one North Texas town hosted a fairy tale stranger than The Beverly Hillbillies.
Steve McVicker
Margaret Medders’ final departure from the tiny North Texas town of Muenster on an unseasonably warm day last January was a far cry from her ostentatious arrival 50 years earlier. As the wind blew through the cemetery just ea...