Metro

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.



Who Pays the Freight?

Bryan Shettig
A new garage at Will Rogers comes at a price – in more ways than one. Say adios to free parking at the Will Rogers Memorial Center. Starting next spring, after the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo runs its course, visitors...


Not Rowing Miss Daisy

ERIC GRIFFEY
In a metal building just off Beach Street and Interstate 30 in East Fort Worth, four rows of long, thin boats, or shells, as they are called, are stacked on metal shelves. Oars, or sculls, line the walls like spears in some anc...



Cool Competition

Peter Gorman
Dropping natural gas prices have already dramatically affected profits in the Barnett Shale gas field. But last summer, when a gigantic ship registered to the gas-rich Middle Eastern country of Qatar nosed into a spot at a new ...


Over-Board

JEFF PRINCE
Truancy problems with school children in Fort Worth’s West Meadowbrook neighborhood prompted local volunteers to team up with a school principal and police officers to develop a presentation that encourages kids to be res...



Down for the Count

Bryan Shettig
When city officials announced recently that a new census had shown fewer homeless people on Fort Worth streets, it sounded like good news on several fronts: good for homeless folks and maybe also for the city, which last year p...


Prairie Power

BRYAN SHETTIG and JEFF PRINCE
The city’s best example of native grassland prairie isn’t all that great anymore. Trees have been taking over Tandy Hills Natural Area for years, choking out the wild grasses and flowers that have made the park uniq...



Prairie Power

Bryan Shettig and Jeff Prince
Tandy Hills gets a haircut, after years of pressure from environmentalists. By BRYAN SHETTIG and JEFF PRINCE The city’s best example of native grassland prairie isn’t all that great anymore. Trees have been taking o...


Heart of the West

A Bum Steer, a dead moose, a redhead, and a handyman have transformed a moribund stretch of the Stockyards.
Jeff Prince
Local businessmen Holt Hickman, Tim Love, and Steve Murrin get most of the attention for their large footprints in the Stockyards, but nipping at their heels are two unlikely underdogs, Brenda and Jarrell McDonald, who during t...