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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 ...


Bearish in Cowtown

Fort Worth Weekly Staff
Don’t seek to know for whom the recession bites. It’s growling at thee. By Fort Worth Weekly staff A lot of local business news stories in recent months have emphasized the North Texas silver lining to the national ...



A Tale of Two Storms

Tom Curtis
Galveston’s Seawall Became Its Maginot Line By Tom Curtis I’ve lived about half my life in a city that shouldn’t be there. In local parlance, I am a B.O.I., meaning that I was born (during a hurricane, no less...


Grinding Up Chalk Mountain

JEFF PRINCE
Feathers are flying over a rock crusher’s plans for a Glen Rose landmark. By Story and photos BY JEFF PRINCE Chalk Mountain’s name is accurate in one respect: Pick up most any rock lying around and you’re read...



Putting On the Green Suit

DAN MCGRAW
Over the past few years, Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey K. McClendon has been on a wild ride. His company has been one of the largest and certainly the most visible player in the Barnett Shale gas drilling boom here in North Texa...


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
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 ...