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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...


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...



A Border Under Siege

PETER GORMAN
The sun is shining on the low rolling hills covered in Texas short grass and dotted with cattle along the southern end of I-35, the road that stretches from Duluth, Minn., to the Texas-Mexico border at Laredo. Little interrupts...


A Border Under Siege

Peter Gorman
American military training and Texas guns are helping boost drug-war violence. By PETER GORMAN The sun is shining on the low rolling hills covered in Texas short grass and dotted with cattle along the southern end of I-35, the ...



Who Moved The Lake?

ERIC GRIFFEY
Off Old Granbury Road in Southwest Fort Worth, a sign with the message “marina for sale” leads to the sad-looking shores of Benbrook Lake. Stay on the dirt road, past roaming cattle and a trash pile heaped with old ...


Who Moved The Lake?

ERIC GRIFFEY
Benbrook Lake business owners and devotees want their water back, but hope is drying up. By ERIC GRIFFEY Off Old Granbury Road in Southwest Fort Worth, a sign with the message “marina for sale” leads to the sad-look...



2008 Turkey Awards

THE FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF
The news headlines of the past year – if not the last eight – have sometimes seemed like footage from some ’50s B-movie thriller, where logic is the first casualty and bad actors open doors on one inexplicable...


2008 Turkey Awards

Fort Worth Weekly Staff
Forgive them for their sins. By THE FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF The news headlines of the past year – if not the last eight – have sometimes seemed like footage from some ’50s B-movie thriller, where logic is the ...