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Standard Parking employees collect parking fees on city lots in the Cultural District. Jeff Price

Insult to Injury

Parking fees at Will Rogers are irksome. Stolen fees are worse.
JEFF PRINCE
Thievery has been reported at the Will Rogers Memorial Center parking lot. How much money is missing? That’s hard to say. City officials don’t want to talk about it. Neither do officials at Standard Parking, the vendor that...


Anable: “Without training, enforcement, and evaluation, policies are just pretty pieces of paper.”  Andrew McLemore

Better on Bullying

Fort Worth school trustees make a strong statement on treatment of LBGT kids.
ANDREW MCLEMORE
Without public discussion or argument, the Fort Worth school board took action two weeks ago to give the district one of the most comprehensive policies in the country for protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT...



John Storm is expected to remain in prison until June 28, 2013. Naomi Vaughan

Storm Stays in Prison

The former film society director is denied parole.
JEFF PRINCE
The former managing director of the Lone Star Film Society won’t be getting out of prison any time soon. A district judge showed leniency during the 2011 sentencing of John Storm, but the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles wa...


Left to right, Nelder Stewart, Raul Duran, and Carolyn Turner say their former boss set out to discredit them. Sarah Angle

Counseling for Controversy

School district veterans say they were forced out while a supervisor’s friend was hired.
SARAH ANGLE
Carolyn Turner and Nelder Stewart say the problems began for them in August 2008. For colleague Raul Duran, it felt like a new front in the fight he’s been waging off and on with the Fort Worth school district for a decade. A...



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...