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Home, Semi-Sweet Home

MATT PULLE
It was the afternoon before Thanksgiving in Austin, and George W. Bush – then in his first term as governor and enjoying record-high approval ratings – was in his stately office at the capitol. He usually worked in ...


Phases and Stages

JEFF PRINCE
Four white lines beckoned from a tabletop in an Austin hotel room, and Roy Stamps bent over with a rolled-up dollar bill and snorted two. The rest he offered to a buddy, who declined. “I don’t need any help staying ...



Phases and Stages

JEFF PRINCE
Four white lines beckoned from a tabletop in an Austin hotel room, and Roy Stamps bent over with a rolled-up dollar bill and snorted two. The rest he offered to a buddy, who declined. “I don’t need any help staying ...


Lone Star in Focus

KRISTIAN LIN
So this is what we were missing. After a five-year drought, Fort Worth revived its civic celebration of the movies last year, under the new name of the Lone Star International Film Festival. Locals who stood in the lobby of the...



Lone Star in Focus

Kristian Lin
Two years in, Fort Worth is getting a good buzz from its film festival. By KRISTIAN LIN So this is what we were missing. After a five-year drought, Fort Worth revived its civic celebration of the movies last year, under the new...


Certain Pour Shepherds

FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF
As a young man in Ireland, Matt McEntire sometimes made the rounds of bars on Christmas Eve with his friends, stopping just long enough to get the traditional free drink at each place before moving on. So he’s OK with cus...



Certain Pour Shepherds

Fort Worth Weekly Staff
If you’re enjoying live music, theater, dance, and local clubs this holiday season, give a tip of the Santa hat to the folks who make it possible. By FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF As a young man in Ireland, Matt McEntire someti...


Prophet of Boom (and Bust)

KENDALL ANDERSON
The worst economic cycle in more than half a century has everyone from struggling homeowners to former Federal Reserve chairmen shaking their heads in disbelief. Jobs are disappearing, retail sales are in the toilet, bankruptci...



Prophet of Boom (and Bust)

KENDALL ANDERSON
Now will they listen to Ravi Batra? By KENDALL ANDERSON PHOTOS BY VISHAL MALHOTRA The worst economic cycle in more than half a century has everyone from struggling homeowners to former Federal Reserve chairmen shaking their hea...


The Streetcar Fort Worth Desires

DAN MCGRAW
In the timeline of major projects that reshape cities, two years is usually a mere blip. People’s attitudes have to change, and politicians have to come around to the idea that, for once, leaving things as they are is not...