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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...


Canary in the Coal Mine Gas Field

Pablo Lastra
Denton County residents worry as a drillers’ maze advances on towns and sucks up water. By PABLO LASTRA Richard Wilkinson spent his early years wildcatting all over Texas in search of oil. During a stint in the Army in th...



Ace Folds a Hand

Jeff Prince
Ragged children play in a San Antonio alleyway dotted with clothes hung out to dry and a strutting rooster. An artist captured the scene in 1932, an impressionistic look at life in one of the state’s hardscrabble pockets ...


Ace Folds a Hand

JEFF PRINCE
Battling cancer, Fort Worth’s premier art curmudgeon looks for someone else to take on the Hock Shop Collection. By JEFF PRINCE Ragged children play in a San Antonio alleyway dotted with clothes hung out to dry and a stru...



A Long Road Back

CAROLINE COLLIER
When tickets went on sale for a Toadies show at the Ridglea Theater in June, diehard fans scooped them up within 45 minutes. After that, online scalpers asked as much as $150 for a pair.


A Long Road Back

CAROLINE COLLIER
Fans never gave up hope -and the Toadies breathe again. By CAROLINE COLLIER When tickets went on sale for a Toadies show at the Ridglea Theater in June, diehard fans scooped them up within 45 minutes. After that, online scalper...



Athletes of Alt

DAN MCGRAW
In downtown Fort Worth on a Friday night, diners and clubgoers and Bass Hall patrons are likely to see some rather odd athletes bouncing around. What makes them odd is that they are bouncing around on one wheel.


Athletes of Alt

DAN MCGRAW
In downtown Fort Worth on a Friday night, diners and clubgoers and Bass Hall patrons are likely to see some rather odd athletes bouncing around. What makes them odd is that they are bouncing around on one wheel.



A Radical Time to Be Alive

KENDALL ANDERSON
International economist Ravi Batra of Dallas has a good enough track record predicting major global changes that he made The New York Times best-seller list – and the news pages – for correctly predicting the low in...


A Radical Time to Be Alive

KENDALL ANDERSON
International economist Ravi Batra of Dallas has a good enough track record predicting major global changes that he made The New York Times best-seller list – and the news pages – for correctly predicting the low in...