Metro

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.


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...