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Breeding Trouble

SARAH PERRY
In the August heat, more than 500 dogs sweltered in un-air-conditioned kennels on a farm near the town of Mabank in Kaufman County. They panted in wire cages stacked atop one another, fleas swarming, many of the dogs sick, most...


Weapons of Choice

Dan McGraw
Just outside the wrestling ring, eight eager people – men, women, and a kid – are cracking leather belts loudly against the mat, impatient for someone to use them on.  



The Opacity of Hope

ERIC GRIFFEY
The 120 or so people gathered at J. Gilligan’s Bar and Grill in Arlington recently were celebrating an early Christmas present. The party was hosted by the Downwinders at Risk, an environmental group based in North Texas,...


Mama’s got a brand-new wig

JEFF PRINCE
Several men were starting their weekend early, relaxing in the dark confines of an upscale gentlemen’s club. Greeting them as they came and went on a recent Friday afternoon was Michael Precker, perhaps the only guy ever ...



Geeks Get Respect

KRISTIAN LIN AND COLE WILLIAMS
“At Southern Methodist University, you can now major in video games. Finally, a degree more useless than political science.” – Jay Leno


The Frogs Rise Again

CAROLINE COLLIER
It was Jan. 2, 1939, and the Texas Christian University football team was behind at halftime, trailing Carnegie Tech 7-6 in the Sugar Bowl. The Horned Frogs were unbeaten that season, but now they needed some magic. And when th...



2009 Turkey Awards

Fort Worth Weekly Staff
We at Fort Worth Weekly are nothing if not topical. We have noticed that Times Are Tough. And so, like every other retailer on this planet, we have figured out how to sell the sizzle when the bird itself is tougher than a drill...


A Tribe at the Track

Dan McGraw, Photos by Byrd Williams IV
Those who have never been to a stock car race perceive NASCAR fans as rednecks with mullets and toothless grins — big southern dummies, and poor ones at that. Photographer Byrd Williams IV was one of those who had never been ...



A Tribe at the Track

Dan McGraw - photos by Byrd Williams IV
Those who have never been to a stock car race perceive NASCAR fans as rednecks with mullets and toothless grins — big southern dummies, and poor ones at that.   Photographer Byrd Williams IV was one of those who had never be...


Home Sweet Studio

CAROLINE COLLIER PHOTOS BY ANNA ROUTH
“I would love to record my album in a million-dollar studio,” said local musician and music producer Zaq Bell. “But why? I can do it at home in my underwear.”