Metro

A Bright Win for Poly

BETTY BRINK
*****O N L I N E   E X C L U S I V E ***** Gary Braudaway’s brown hair is orange today. The principal of Fort Worth’s historic Polytechnic High School is sprouting a carrot top as a fulfillment of his promise to d...


Sunshine for the Zoo

JEFF PRINCE
A contract renegotiation between Fort Worth Zoo officials and city staff – or, perhaps, a lack of negotiation – has some residents suspecting monkey business.



Wheeling and Dealing

BRYAN SHETTIG
After years of inaction, Fort Worth, the land of pickup trucks and SUVs, may finally be ready to pump some air into the tires of a citywide bike system.


Target: Campus

COHE BOLIN
Two generations ago, the protests on college campuses were about making love, not war, and one of the most radical groups went by the acronym of SNCC, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. But on North Texas college ca...



Kidnap, No Ransom

PETER GORMAN
The drug war raging along the U.S.-Mexico border might seem distant to many in North Texas, but it landed squarely in one Fort Worth woman’s living room in late February, when her grown son, a U.S. citizen, was kidnapped ...


Prairie Big Dog

BRYAN SHETTIG
It must be spring: City council elections are looming on May 9, yard signs are sprouting like weeds, and urban gas drilling is a fiery topic on the campaign trail.



Seven Suitors

JEFF PRINCE
Seven candidates want the Fort Worth City Council seat left vacant by veteran Chuck Silcox’s death, but none have nabbed the two endorsements that could have the most impact. Neither Silcox’s influential widow, Bren...


Better Care for Prisoners

ERIC GRIFFEY
JPS is moving to lessen congestion and build a new facility for treating inmates. John Peter Smith hospital planners, faced with potentially life-threatening conditions in the hospital’s cramped, unsanitary, and outmoded ...



Compressed Anger

Peter Gorman
A minor change in a Fort Worth zoning regulation could have major repercussions. The Fort Worth City Council a few weeks ago made what looked like a small change to zoning rules, but it’s one that could have major implica...


Weekly Takes National Reporting Honor

Gayle Reaves
For the second time in three years, Fort Worth Weekly has won a national journalism award from the Investigative Reporters and Editors organization.