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Air Quality Study Result?

Bupkus.
Peter Gorman
“What people don’t understand is that gas drilling in Fort Worth is not us versus them. We’re all in this together,” said an exasperated Esther McElfish. “Nobody is saying people shouldn’t drill, but they should do ...


Bloody Monday at JPS

Budget tightening costs 35 employees their jobs.
PETER GORMAN
“Everybody knew belt-tightening was coming,” said a longtime employee at John Peter Smith hospital who was let go recently. But few people expected the bloodletting at Tarrant County’s public hospital system to total 35 w...



Drilling and Nukes: Bad Match?

JEFF PRINCE
Concerns about gas drilling near the Comanche Peak Nuclear Plant are prompting some observers to question state and federal agencies that insist the drilling is safe.


Paradise Drowned

Flooding is a problem for an Azle couple — but not as much as the legal system.
Peter Gorman
A dream turned into a nightmare very quickly for Annette and Michael Daniel — and it’s one they can’t wake up from. Everything they have worked for is slipping away, and there doesn’t seem to be anything they can do to ...



Speech: Hateful or Free?

A Fort Worth teacher says a student’s words were part of an anti-gay campaign.
BETTY BRINK
“Lots of us are waiting for the day when all this homo bullshit is reversed and assholes like you are either back in the closet or hanging on lamp posts.”


Best Of 2011

Getting & Spending
Fort Worth Weekly Staff
Customer Service Readers’ choice: Feed Your Head, 3415 S Cooper St, Arl Critic’s choice: Carolyn Wilson, Texas Health and Human Services, 1540 New York Av, Arl The economy’s been growling for years. We’re not talking Ge...



Bringing School Bullies to Account

BETTY BRINK
Judy Luttrell, associate director of the United Educators Association, said last week that she has been stunned at the extent of the workplace bullying reported to her group in recent years by Fort Worth school district employe...


Path of Cheapest Resistance

An I-35 project may move closer to a neighborhood rather than moving gas wells.
JEFF PRINCE
Residents in the Oakhurst neighborhood feel like they’re living a scene out of Cool Hand Luke — “What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.” They say a disconnect between city officials, the Texas Department of ...



OK Corral Showdown

The huge Southside club is drawing major complaints.
DAN MCGRAW
The OK Corral is a big club — it draws more than 3,000 patrons on most weekend nights. Located in the La Gran Plaza shopping center on Fort Worth’s South Side, it caters to local Hispanics with Mexican-style country bands, ...


Help for Lyme Sufferers

A new law will educate Texas doctors about a painful tick-borne disease.
JEFF PRINCE
Phillip Williamson studies ticks, especially those that carry diseases. His research at the University of North Texas Health and Science Center has helped establish the existence in Texas of Lyme disease, a painful, debilitatin...