Metro

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 ...


Needed: New Nudists

SARAH PERRY
Brown hills, like the crimped rim of a pie, made a privacy fence around the resort as it baked in the 105-degree heat. But at the end of a dusty gravel road, a swimming pool and icy drinks promised cool refreshment for Wildwood...



Buzz Cuts

ANDREW MCLEMORE
Todd LaRose loves watching the Thunderbirds and the Blue Angels at the Alliance Airport air shows. It’s easy for LaRose to see them every year because he lives about a mile southeast of the airport, on the opposite side o...


Hungering for Change

ERIC GRIFFEY
Going on a water-only hunger strike for 32 days made Ted Glick, co-founder of the Climate Crisis Council, feel extremely weak – but nowhere near as bad as he felt when he realized that his efforts, and that of 200 other c...



Cross about the Crossing

JEFF PRINCE
Most folks who live near railroad tracks grow weary of getting blasted by train horns day and night. So when Fort Worth’s railroad projects manager Russell Wiles shows up in a neighborhood offering to establish a so-calle...


Small Help for Small Wind

ANDREW MCLEMORE
  The idea of harnessing wind energy conjures up, in many people’s minds, visions of sweeping West Texas plains filled with massive windmills perpetually spinning their 150-foot blades. But those monoliths have smaller c...



House of Cards

BETTY BRINK
When his boss Jay Chapa fired former city housing director Jerome Walker on May 7, he did it in a hotly worded letter outlining a litany of wrongdoings by Walker that added up to one scary bottom line for the city: Walker had o...


E-mail Trail

Pablo Lastra
When Bob Mhoon e-mailed several Tarrant County College officials in April, the firebrand critic of the college district was hoping for action. But he wasn’t expecting the reaction he eventually got – including what ...