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Greenling provides local food and home delivery, but higher prices. Courtesy Photo

Veggies at Your Door

Another company tries home grocery delivery — with a green twist.
ZACK SHLACHTER
When Sherri Glaser saw an ad online a few months ago for Greenling, a home-delivery service specializing in local and organic food, she was eager to support the venture. When her third order came last Wednesday, she received a ...


Fakhoury: “The Fourth Amendment applies here.” Courtesy Electronic Frontier Foundation

KingFish-ing for Info

A new police tracking device puts Fort Worth in the middle of a constitutional debate.
ZACK SHLACHTER
In February, when the Fort Worth City Council considered the police department’s request to spend $184,000 on technology for tracking cell phone locations, approval was unanimous, without debate, and with only a few curious d...



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Jim Crow Redux

War on drugs or on minority communities?
MATTHEW MCGOWAN
Alan Bean couldn’t miss the headline splashed across the top of his hometown paper one summer morning in 1999. It spoke of big news for the 5,000-person burg in West Texas: a big drug bust that landed a sizable portion of the...


About 40 animal lovers and activists attended an April 28 rally against dog fighting. Brian Hutson

Bait for Cruelty

Activists ask for more investigation of dog fights.
ANDREW MCLEMORE
The pit bull’s wounds were so ghastly that his rescuer was instantly moved to tears. His snout had been torn to ribbons, his bottom lip ripped off the bone, and his tongue lacerated in multiple places. The infection was so se...



Texas’ partners in the fight against the EPA think carbon dioxide in the air is “benign.”

Polluters’ Paradise?

Texas’ partners in the fight against the EPA think carbon dioxide in the air is “benign.”
Peter Gorman
Texas has filed so many suits against the federal government in the last few years that it’s hard to keep track of them. But one ongoing case has Texas teamed up with a global warming-denying fringe group that has its roots d...


A YouTube video captures the glorious biceps of Marshall Hobbs.

Pesky Facts

A lot of finger-waggin’ but few answers in District 8.
Jeff Prince
Residency questions continue to swirl around Marshall Hobbs, one of three candidates vying for the District 8 Fort Worth City Council seat in a special election on May 12. The winner will replace the popular Kathleen Hicks, who...



Tanwar: In the past, intoxicated customers at his family’s store “definitely was a problem.”

Half Full, Half Empty

A 2007 ordinance didn’t end alcohol problems around homeless shelters, but many believe it has helped.
Story and photo by JAIME ADAME
In the first year after the Fort Worth City Council banned public drinking near homeless shelters and treatment centers, police issued more than 500 citations under the new ordinance. Last year, citations had fallen to about ha...


Bose: “I thought, ‘The president knows me!’” Jeff Prince

Researching Motivation

A Fort Worth high schooler is well on her way to a science career.
JEFF PRINCE
Look no further than Shree Bose for proof that motivation and perseverance can open wondrous doors. The Fort Worth Country Day School senior spent her high school summers volunteering at a science lab and working on cancer rese...



Kessler: “I thought they were going to invade my house.”

Playing Nice?

An alleged tip sends the FBI out to question Denton drilling activists.
Photos and story by ANDREW MCLEMORE
North Texas environmental activists frequently feel as though local officials ignore their protests against gas drilling, but it turns out it’s easy enough to get the federal government’s attention — if the FBI thinks you...


Betty

Joe’s Ride

The Palazzolo case continues to cut a strange path.
Betty Brink
Joe Palazzolo’s friends might be forgiven for thinking that’s not his real first name. Surely it should be “Job.” Palazzolo, of course, is the former assistant principal who blew the whistle on malfeasance by top admini...