Metro

A Fine Education

SHOMIAL AHMAD
Tarleton State University officials learned recently that underreporting campus crime could be expensive. The ultimate source of that lesson? Their own journalism students, who started investigating the Stephenville university&...


Wheel Right

ERIC GRIFFEY
Four years ago, Amber Herndon was volunteering at a banquet being held at her church. The event was a fund-raiser for a new program started by the church’s Sunday school class, which took donated cars, fixed them up, and ...



Approved!

Peter Gorman
When the Fort Worth City Council last month granted a variance to Chesapeake Energy allowing it to drill gas wells that will be closer to homes and parkland than city ordinance generally allows, it didn’t seem like that b...


For Love of the (New) Game

DAN MCGRAW
Mike Matthews nailed a line drive into right center field and made it to second base. His teammate followed that with a high fly to center, which the fielder caught for an out. When Matthews tagged up and raced for third, the c...



Fine-Print Purgatory

SARAH PERRY
A mirror may be the best place for Willie Regan to find someone to blame for his current predicament. He says XTO Energy took control of his property in Mosier Valley through deceit – but he also admits that trusting an o...


Flight Plan

SARAH PERRY
When the Fort Worth City Council in July approved setting aside $20 million for a new aviation museum, the decision represented a major step toward fulfillment of a long-held dream for some people.



Art for the Soul

Peter Gorman
It’s a scant half-dozen steps from the sidewalk to the front porch of the yellow brick Arts and Crafts-style house on Park Place Avenue in south Fort Worth. A little garden filled with brilliant bursts of purple, red, ora...


Self-Fulfilling Bureaucracy

DAN MCGRAW
Over the past several months, Fort Worth city staffers and council members have agonized over what jobs and programs would have to be cut to balance the municipal budget. But in at least one area, the city staff recommended exp...



‘Tween a Rock and a Parking Lot

JEFF PRINCE
Residents on Roosevelt Street felt like they’d been blindsided by a burly linebacker after Arlington city officials announced in August that they would begin charging $25 a car for parking on city-owned lots during Dallas...


A Break in the Wall

BETTY BRINK
The Federal Bureau of Prisons seldom loses when a prisoner’s family tries to take it to court to right some wrong. Two weeks ago it did.