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Live from the Stockyards

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
It was 1998, and Tom “Buffalo” Kinzer, a Texas rodeo cowboy by way of California, was in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on business. Kinzer, who lives in Denton County and bears more than a passing resemblance to western le...


The South(side) Rises Again

DAN MCGRAW
Sitting in the foyer of Fort Worth architect Bob Kelly’s office, Eddie Vanston doesn’t look like a big-time real estate developer. He’s slumped in a chair, dressed in bulky gray sweat shorts, a well-worn ̶...



Turbulence

JEFF PRINCE
A flamenco dancer shimmied and snapped her fingers for the large crowd of local and state politicians, employees, and reporters who converged on Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on May 1 to celebrate American Airlines...


Dissecting the Evidence

PETER GORMAN
Dr. Nizam Peerwani is probably the highest-profile medical examiner in the United States. His territory covers four counties, but he’s been called upon often to lend his expertise as far away as Afghanistan and Bosnia. Si...



Fill-Up for the Rails

DAN MCGRAW
Get in your car almost anywhere in the Metroplex, on almost any day, and you’re likely to end up in a traffic jam. Sundays on I-35W? Stacked up. Driving east on I-30 near the new Cowboys Stadium? The recently opened extra...


Seven Flags Over Texas

FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF
“You ever hear the old saying, ‘I often wondered what was in a hot dog; now I know and wish I didn’t?’ Well, I guess the same goes for secession,” Alvin said.



Nurses Unite

ERIC GRIFFEY
John Peter Smith hospital’s emergency room is part of a state-of-the-art medical pavilion, open less than a year. But conditions in the ER’s “green room,” as described recently by one nurse, sounded more...


Taj Mahal on the Trinity

BETTY BRINK
“It was a debacle from the beginning. You should stop construction, mothball those buildings, and cut your losses.”



Ears Wide Open

KEN SHIMAMOTO
The slight, unassuming woman, dressed all in black and seated at a table behind a laptop computer, coaxed wisps of feedback from an electric guitar lying flat in her lap, blending its tones with radio static and snippets of cha...


Falling Star

DAN McGRAW
When Gary Hardee got laid off by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram last June – a day reporters and editors still refer to as “Black Monday” – he took with him more than 25 years of experience in the newspaper...