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Unfolding Wings

JIMMY FOWLER
As grinding techno beats set the audience seats buzzing, cast members strolled up and down the aisles of Rose Marine Theater, glittery insect wings attached to their backs. They blew big shiny bubbles from wands, like children ...


Dealing with the Deluge

ERIC GRIFFEY
With Washington gridlocked, friends and foes of illegal immigrants find their own ways of Dealing with the Deluge By ERIC GRIFFEY Every weekday morning at 9 a.m., the lobby of the Catholic Charities’ office, in a building...



His Last War

JEFF PRINCE
David Noblett – and dozens of other patients – just wanted their doctor back. By JEFF PRINCE                       A white-haired little man with piercing blue eyes, wearing an Army cap and carrying a bri...


His Last War

JEFF PRINCE
A white-haired little man with piercing blue eyes, wearing an Army cap and carrying a briefcase, came to the Fort Worth Weekly office a few weeks ago, entering what seemed to him a door of last resort. He hoped we’d help ...



His Last War

JEFF PRINCE
A white-haired little man with piercing blue eyes, wearing an Army cap and carrying a briefcase, came to the Fort Worth Weekly office a few weeks ago, entering what seemed to him a door of last resort. He hoped we’d help ...


Tipping Pointe

Jimmy Fowler & Leonard Eureka
The Saturday afternoon was hot and windy, and the charity folks working the vehicular crowd at the intersection of I-30 and Green Oaks Road were young men and women in white and red t-shirts and shorts, who waved signs, shouted...



Tipping Pointe

Jimmy Fowler & Leonard Eureka
Dancers and directors put blood, sweat, and tutus into Texas Ballet Theater’s survival. By JIMMY FOWLER AND LEONARD EUREKA The Saturday afternoon was hot and windy, and the charity folks working the vehicular crowd at the...


Peeling the Barnett Shale Onion

Peter Gorman
Scary questions have already emerged from beneath the drilling-boom bucks – and who knows what’s next? By PETER GORMAN When a natural gas pipeline blew outside the little Central Texas town of Stairtown on Aug. 28, ...



Devolution in Education

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The fight is on over teaching “intelligent design” in Texas schools. By Laurie Barker James Regularly updating the subject matter taught in public schools would seem such a basic good idea as to be a no-brainer R...


Canary in the Coal Mine Gas Field

Pablo Lastra
Richard Wilkinson spent his early years wildcatting all over Texas in search of oil.  During a stint in the Army in the ’50s, he fired high-caliber warning shots at Russian airplanes wandering into North Pole airspace. H...