Metro

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.


The Big Takeover

PETER GORMAN
It’s been a tough spring and summer for the gas drilling industry’s public image.



Unlocking History

DAN MCGRAW
Heritage Park in downtown Fort Worth may be coming back to life, two years after it was closed to the public. And the rebirth is a product of the joining of forces of historic preservationists and downtown business leaders, two...


Pounds and Premiums

Andrew McLemore
As the estimated cost of the Trinity River Vision project climbs toward $1 billion, an unexpected benefit could soon emerge: lower car insurance premiums.



In Park?

ERIC GRIFFEY
The 2,000-acre patch of tall-grass prairie near Lake Benbrook that Jarid Manos took on as a cause four years ago still hasn’t been bought by environmental groups, turned into a park, or otherwise saved from development. B...


Bees in Their Bottom Line

SARAH PERRY
Carefully placing his homemade bottle of mead on the table, Tim Hall whips out two glasses embellished with honeybees. As he proudly pours his drink, his words come out in a rush. The dozens of bee hives in Hall’s backyar...



Waiting for Answers

GAYLE REAVES
Three months after their son died, Michael Jacobs Jr.’s parents still have obtained no ruling on his cause of death. That means they can’t get a payout from his modest insurance policy to help reimburse the individu...


Land Mines on the Bluff

BETTY BRINK
Just when it seems there couldn’t be any more mines buried in the Tarrant County College downtown campus battlefield, oops, another one is tripped. The one revealed this week was buried quietly more than two years ago by ...