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Sacrificed to Shale

PETER GORMAN
Lloyd Burgess owns the Lucky B horse farm in Denton County. He made a good living raising and boarding horses there from 1993 until 2006, good enough to pay for a $350,000, 45-stall barn a few years back. These days though, it&...


Worth the Paper They’re Written On

DAN MCGRAW
A little more than a year ago, the Barnett Shale gravy train was shooting through North Texas at blinding speeds. Even while some residents were accusing the city council of surrendering Fort Worth’s future and environmen...



Best Of 2009 People and Politics

Fort Worth Weekly Staff
Click here to read more and see who won best Sportscaster, Morning News Show, Hot Local Celebrity, and more.


Making the Cut at Colonial

JEFF PRINCE
The majestic course with its traps of white Florida sand and slick putting greens glistened in last Thursday’s rain, which was coming down harder as dusk approached. Still, a handful of determined golfers kept playing, he...



Pool Sharks

PETER GORMAN
Just before noon on a recent Sunday morning, several cars pulled up in front of a nice but unremarkable house in Arlington. The drivers – all men in their 30s, 40s, and 50s – got out, grabbed their gear, and headed ...


BJ and the Super Years

JIMMY FOWLER
The little groups of women in the lobby of Theatre Arlington were spending their intermission comparing notes on the leading man in that afternoon’s matinee production.



Cut Out

DAN MCGRAW
For those outside the ‘hood, the perception of late night youth programs at city community centers is that of older teenagers shooting hoops — you know, would-be gangbangers who are staying off the streets and away ...


Mayfest: Maybe Not

JEFF PRINCE
Depending on whom you ask, the city of Fort Worth’s decision to cancel this year’s Mayfest just two hours before it was set to begin was either an over-reaction made in the wake of a misunderstood swine flu epidemic...



Dwelling Together

ERIC GRIFFEY
In a run-down part of Fort Worth’s Hospital District, a handful of men in torn pants and stained t-shirts hang out near the door of a convenience store. One man politely asks for spare change as patrons enter and exit and...


Byrds’-Eye View

Dan McGraw
If a picture is worth a thousand words, as the cliché goes, then Fort Worth photographer Byrd Williams IV probably has about 10 million fascinating words in his collection. The boxes and files of photos and negatives at his do...