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An apartment building looms over Linda Bridwell’s home. Jeff Prince

Raunchy, yes. Funny, no.

TCU neighbors push back against student housing trends.
JEFF PRINCE
Movie critics are hailing Neighbors as this season’s best comedy. A bunch of college kids move into a neighborhood next to regular folks, and raunchy hilarity ensues. Not so much in real life. Just ask Linda Bridwell. In 1951...


Huerta (with Dr. Roberto Calderon): “More money for schools and less for prisons would be a good place to start.” Lee Chastain

Latina Dreamer

Dolores Huerta’s life proves that yes, you can.
PETER GORMAN
She’s been jeered, arrested, beaten, smeared. She’s on just about every website devoted to ferreting out socialists and Communists in our midst. She’s also been feted, cheered, and given the Presidential Medal of Freedom....



Casino Park dominated the (frozen) Lake Worth shoreline in the early 20th century. Courtesy North Fort Worth Historical Society

Casino Dreams

Arlington developers are working to recreate Lake Worth’s storied amusement park.
JEFF PRINCE
Noel Nelson and girlfriend Madelyn Walsh walked their dogs along the Lake Worth shore on a recent morning, enjoying the breeze, the green grass, and the anticipation of a brighter future. Nelson has lived most of his 27 years i...


Guest column

Home to Roost

In a landmark decision, drillers are ordered to pay for damages to homeowners.
PETER GORMAN
In the three years since a Wise County couple sued Aruba Petroleum for the severe health problems and lost property value that they charge were due to nearby gas drilling, the company did little to defend itself: Aruba lawyers ...



Kleeb: “This is an issue that has brought out the ‘no more’ in a wide range of people.” Courtesy Mary Anne Anderi/BoldNebraska.org

Locking Out Keystone

PETER GORMAN
The fight against the Keystone pipeline is focused this week on a bunch of farmers in Nebraska whose lawsuit thus far has won a round in state court, delayed a decision by President Barack Obama on allowing the line to cross th...


Jamie Connelly, with wife Stephanie: “Something about barking dogs puts you on edge.”

Barking/Mad

A tall, padded fence did not make good neighbors in East Fort Worth.
STORY AND PHOTOS BY JEFF PRINCE
A disagreement over Civil War allegiances prompted the feud between the Hatfields and McCoys in the West Virginia-Kentucky area, a vendetta that stretched for decades and resulted in at least a dozen deaths. It was barking dogs...



Metro

Universal Breakfast

A new law to get meals to more hungry kids is causing some confusion.
EDWARD BROWN
A new law that goes into effect this fall could go a long way toward keeping Texas schoolchildren from going hungry. But first, state and local officials have to figure out exactly what it means and, perhaps most importantly, w...


Huckabee: “They could probably make it a little easier for stupid people to understand.” Courtesy Rachel Pilcher

Peddling Pedaling

A nonprofit lesson: Bike sharing is not bike renting.
JEFF PRINCE
The nonprofit Fort Worth Bike Sharing turns a year old this month, but some people just haven’t figured out what it’s all about yet. The bike-sharing rack near the Shipping & Receiving Bar on the Near Southside seemed l...



In Texas, the Tar Sands Blockade delayed but could not stop the southern leg of the Keystone. Tar Sands Blockade

Keyed Up

The latest report on the tar sands pipeline stirred the pot.
PETER GORMAN
Across North America, the debate over the Keystone XL pipeline continues to heat up. Several years after the tar sands line was due to be completed, owners are still awaiting word on whether the White House and U.S. State Depar...


Dorothy Luck visited the Texas Capitol last year to talk to legislators about guardianship abuses. Courtesy Latifa Ring

Luck for Dorothy

A determined woman wrests control of her life back from court “protection.”
JEFF PRINCE
Dorothy Luck finally nabbed a break in her ongoing battle against a Tarrant County probate court that has seemed bent on bleeding her dry financially in an ironic attempt to protect her. Judge Steven King signed an agreement th...