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Winning cover art by Art Institute student Jonathan Ayala.

Keep a Firm Grip on Your Gimme Cap

GAYLE REAVES
Pink tennis shoes or combat boots? It’s been that kind of in-the-trenches year in our fair burg and, really, the rest of the state. Still coming out of the recession, still growing. The Lovers of Air-Breathers contingent, tho...


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Egg on the Edge

Depression is at epidemic levels, and drugs often don’t help. Bio-energetics may be the next step.
GREG HARMAN
I’m on my back in a dimly lit room on the seventh floor of a Dallas research hospital. Though I can’t see it, a device roughly two feet tall resembling an oversized egg has been wheeled up behind me, its single blue claw-li...



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Who’s on First?

Fort Worth school board politics make foreign policy look easy.
Eric Griffey | Photos By Lee Chastain
The tension in the boardroom at the Fort Worth school district headquarters was palpable on a warm night in June. Trustee Ann Sutherland was to be censured that evening. The motion had been placed at the end of the agenda, so S...


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Grabbing the Purse

Texas’ guardianship law leaves the elderly open to abuses from a cozy system.
JEFF PRINCE
Dorothy Luck was enjoying the fruits of a lifetime of hard work: a well-cared-for house, a good-running Cadillac Deville, a million dollars in a bank account, another million in annuities, and a monthly income from investments ...



Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara pledge their love to each other before being separated in Ain’t Them Bodies Saints. Courtesy IFC Films

Laid-Back and Moving Up

David Lowery stays earthbound (and in North Texas) while his career takes off.
KRISTIAN LIN
I’m a little nervous,” David Lowery admitted on the day his feature film Ain’t Them Bodies Saints opened in New York and Los Angeles. “I was more nervous in the days leading up to this, but now the movie’s out in the ...


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Diva to DVA

Sheran Goodspeed Keyton is taking her talent behind the scenes in a new theater company.
JIMMY FOWLER | photos by vishal malhotra
From the beginning of her long career as a North Texas stage performer, Sheran Goodspeed Keyton has been hard to ignore. The actor-singer-director, 39, has an onstage presence that tends to steal focus even when her character i...



Jacob Thomas

Records reveal cozy relationships at the Tarrant Regional Water District.
STEVE MILLER & JEFF PRINCE W/ PHOTOS BY BRIAN HUTSON
In November 2010, U.S. Rep. Kay Granger finalized a deal to sell a downtown condominium to Newby Management in Fort Worth. The Fort Worth congresswoman, her son, and her mother had also sold two other condo units to the Newby f...


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Bustin’ Out in Swag

How do marketers love us? Let us count the ways.
BY JEFF PRINCE AND ERIC GRIFFEY Photos BY JEFF PRINCE
Truck drivers in earlier decades used to talk about the “skip rolling in” on the radio as they crossed the country, picking up unexpected signals bouncing around the atmosphere from far-away stations — largesse on the air...



At Luminant’s Martin Lake plant, eight months of coal waste discharge killed off major portions of the fish in a nearby lake. Jimmy Alford

Dirty Water Under the Bridge

Decades late, the EPA moves to shut down massive water pollution by coal plants — and it still may not happen.
GAYLE REAVES
Coal-fired power plants are notorious for their contributions to air pollution in this country, particularly in Texas. They contribute hugely to carbon dioxide and mercury emissions, where Texas holds an undesirable first place...


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From the Land of the Lost

UNT Health Science Center helps families learn the fate of missing loved ones.
SARAH ANGLE | PHOTOS BY LEE CHASTAIN
The sisters were hungry. They had been doing housework and were ready for a break. So they got in the car and drove to Godfather’s Pizza — one of their favorite restaurants in their hometown of Kansas City, Mo. They sat dow...