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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...



Vidhya Nagarajan

Back to Court

A failed settlement of Joe Palazzolo’s lawsuit may shine more light on school district problems.
Eric Griffey | Photos By Lee Chastain
A look of excited relief washed over Joe Palazzolo’s face as he stood in the hallway of the Wise County courthouse. His attorney had just informed him that Fort Worth school district lawyers had tentatively agreed to a settle...


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No Place to Grow Up

What homelessness looks like in Fort Worth: a young kid, an abused mom.
EDWARD BROWN W/ PHOTOS BY ROBERT HART
As the school bus pulls up at its regular stop on East Lancaster Avenue, not just a handful but a whole crowd of elementary students pile in. When the bus pulls away,  it reveals a sign that had been hidden by the kids. It say...



Jeff Prince

Graffiti Artist

Fort Worth native Candy Clark is the Hollywood star next door.
JEFF PRINCE
The prospect of visiting her childhood home was making Candy Clark giddy. She sat in the passenger seat while her brother, William Clark, drove toward Chickasaw Avenue in the Polytechnic neighborhood. They’ve always been clos...


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Touching Lives

From a single phone line, Basheer Ahmed began building a major institution in North Texas’ Muslim community.
ANNABELLE MASSEY MALLOY photos by adrien P. Maroney
It started with a phone line in his garage. Or more accurately, with a phone call from a charity that led Dr. Basheer Ahmed to get the new line installed, along with an answering machine. “An organization called World Vision ...



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Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards 2013

That Low-End Rumble
ANTHONY MARIANI, Photos by Vishal Malhotra
First, thank you for supporting local music. As you’ve probably learned by now, the best stuff doesn’t always come from someplace else. Like, say, Brooklyn or Portland. Or Boise. Sometimes your backyard is as fertile an art...


Evan Hughes

A Perilous Grid

Cars on public roads must be insured. Pipelines, with their history of leaks and explosions? Not so much.
PETER GORMAN
They crisscross the country in a complex maze just below ground level, carrying flammable, dangerous, and highly polluting liquids and poisonous gases. They are capable of catastrophic failures that have killed people and devas...