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Solving the Poly Puzzle

BETTY BRINK
Jerry Stevenson was hurrying down the hall at Polytechnic High School, trying to slip into homeroom before the tardy bell rang, when he felt a large hand clamp down on his shoulder. He looked up to see the school principal towe...


Captive Care

ERIC GRIFFEY
The conditions described by the veteran nurse sounded more like an overwhelmed clinic in a Third World country or a prison camp hospital from another era, rather than a ward in a well-financed hospital in a major American city ...



Neglected Heritage

DAN MCGRAW
Heritage counts for a lot in Fort Worth, a town where the Stockyards and the Chisholm Trail, Sundance Square, cowboying, and a Western tradition of friendliness are still parts of the city’s character as much as its world...


Neglected Heritage

DAN MCGRAW
Heritage counts for a lot in Fort Worth, a town where the Stockyards and the Chisholm Trail, Sundance Square, cowboying, and a Western tradition of friendliness are still parts of the city’s character as much as its world...



Neglected Heritage

Dan McGraw
Historians are battling to preserve the park where Fort Worth was founded. By DAN MCGRAW Heritage counts for a lot in Fort Worth, a town where the Stockyards and the Chisholm Trail, Sundance Square, cowboying, and a Western tra...


South by Northwest

KEN SHIMAMOTO
John Frum and Ray Liberio have been playing music, together and apart, since Liberio showed up at a Haltom City house party to offer his talents as a 16-year-old bass player to Frum’s high school band. Not long after that...



South by Northwest

KEN SHIMAMOTO
John Frum and Ray Liberio have been playing music, together and apart, since Liberio showed up at a Haltom City house party to offer his talents as a 16-year-old bass player to Frum’s high school band. Not long after that...


Hard-Bitten

Jeff Prince
A hardwood chair, desk, laptop computer, and picture window are familiar friends to Dawn Irons, who doesn’t do much more than sit at home and write these days.



Hard-Bitten

Jeff Prince
For chronic Lyme disease sufferers, the medical system is as big a pain as the bug. By Jeff Prince A hardwood chair, desk, laptop computer, and picture window are familiar friends to Dawn Irons, who doesn’t do much more t...


Roped In

DAN MCGRAW
The Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show, currently under way at the city-owned Will Rogers Memorial Center, has been a big deal in Cowtown for more than a century. Farming and ranching no longer play much of a part in Fo...