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Women golfers tee off in River Crest’s inaugural year, 1911. Gretchen Brants Barrett/RCCC Centennial Book

On the Green

Hollace Weiner mines a rich lode of local history in a book about River Crest Country Club.
JEFF PRINCE
It started out as a vanity book celebrating a historic country club, but River Crest Country Club: the First 100 Years evolved into something of surprising heft — physically and figuratively. Author Hollace Ava Weiner spent t...


Furman (at lecturn) defends herself at last week’s Kennedale school board meeting. Courtesy Kennedale ISD

Elementary Ethics

A daycare center run by Kennedale administrators on school property draws fire.
ANDREW MCLEMORE
A handful of pissed-off parents are shaking things up in the Kennedale school district, where a private daycare business run by two district administrators has raised questions about a conflict of interest. The after-school pro...



Kelleher: “I hope the council will stand up for us.” Naomi Vaughan

End Run for Chesapeake

Refused once, landowners are trying again to get a zoning change for a huge compressor station.
PETER GORMAN
A company that failed to get a zoning change on a piece of Eastside land last year — which would have permitted Chesapeake Energy to build one of the largest urban natural gas compressor stations in the country — is trying ...


Bason: “... there is more than adequate proof that this is park property.” Jeff Prince

Is a Parkway a Park?

Residents disagree over a city-owned wooded slope at Oakhurst’s border.
JEFF PRINCE
The request seemed simple. A Fort Worth couple’s backyard pool had been partially built on city property years ago, long before the couple bought their house. In 2000, the couple asked the city to vacate 6,000 square feet of ...



Shaw: The number of teachers leaving Heights is only “a little more than usual.” Jeff Prince

Leaving Heights

About a fourth of the troubled high school’s faculty is heading out the door.
BETTY BRINK
The first to go was Tommy Elliott, the winning head baseball coach at Arlington Heights High School for the last 30 years. This year he put both his glove and his grading pencil (he also taught English) on the shelf, retiring a...


Weiss-Armush: “It is very sad that many classes only accept students who know English.” Lisa Maria Garza

English for the Test

Finding citizenship courses for non-English-speakers is getting a bit easier.
LISA MARIA GARZA
Lots of folks in North Texas want to become U.S. citizens these days: Federal agency records show that the rate of applications for naturalization has risen by more than 20 percent in the last year. But there’s a big problem ...



Haltom City has 16 payday lender storefronts — Colleyville and Southlake not a single one. Sarah Angle

High Interest in the ’Burbs

Payday lenders are targeting less affluent suburbs as well as inner cities.
SARAH ANGLE
Driving along Denton Highway, the main thoroughfare of Haltom City, you pass churches, fast-food restaurants, and automotive repair shops. Here and there amid the other storefronts, brightly colored signs beckon with promises o...


Amendola: “Every last dime I have has gone into this.” Lisa Maria Garza

Dammed

The waters have receded, but flooding near Randol Mill isn’t solved.
LISA MARIA GARZA
Mary Kelleher and her neighbors on Randol Mill Road in East Fort Worth thought they had discovered the causes behind the severe flooding problems on their land over the last two years — gas drilling activities, in the form of...



Kristina Rosalez: “In a month we have seven earthquakes ... . And they’re causing damages that can be costly.” Krista M. Torralva

Shaken and Stirred

In North Texas, most of the quakes are in the same area as most of the injection wells.
KRISTA M. TORRALVA
A window that’s popped out of its frame allows spiders to creep into Keary and Kristina Rosalez’ Cleburne home. New cracks about six inches long are visible in the shower and along the bathroom counter. More cracks run alon...


Everman teachers say religion is a tool of harassment at their high school.

God and the Principal

Everman teachers say religion is a tool of harassment at their high school.
ANDREW McLEMORE
Everman High School teachers are divided over what happened in an April faculty meeting with Principal Nita Page. No one disputes that the principal, as usual, invoked her Christian faith. The question is: Did she use it to int...