Metro

Gas Well Smell Test

JEFF PRINCE
Fort Worth residents who have watched gas rigs grow in number in recent years are concerned about what they see as conflicts of interest among city staff and elected officials. One of urban drilling’s leading opponents, D...


Gas Well Smell Test

Jeff Prince
Coziness among city officials, advisors, and the drilling industry is making some folks hold their noses. By JEFF PRINCE photos Naomi Vaughan Fort Worth residents who have watched gas rigs grow in number in recent years are con...



Snooze-o-Gram?

DAN MCGRAW
In an industry fighting for its life, two North Texas dailies have reached a partial détente. By DAN MCGRAW Sitting at his desk at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Nov. 22, 1963, future CBS newsman Bob Schieffer fielded a stran...


Waiting for Drunks

ERIC GRIFFEY
On almost any night when the bars close at 2 a.m., dozens of people loudly pour out of the bars and onto the streets in the south end of downtown Fort Worth – the area known as SoDo by hipsters and marketing gurus. They p...



Waiting for Drunks

ERIC GRIFFEY
Some bar owners think crime is rising downtown because police are picking on club patrons. By ERIC GRIFFEY On almost any night when the bars close at 2 a.m., dozens of people loudly pour out of the bars and onto the streets in ...


Tarrant Surprisal District

PABLO LASTRA
Property owner: In these days of volatile housing markets, do you yearn for your property to rise in value while you simultaneously keep the taxman at bay? If so, look no further than the example of Steve Murrin and 806 Irma St.



A Glowing Gift from the NRC

Betty Brink
***ONLINE EXCLUSIVE*** For anyone interested in protesting (or supporting) the proposed addition of two new reactors at the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, the news is – time is already running out: A hearing has been ...


Tarrant Surprisal District

Pablo Lastra
Does the taxman tiptoeth around some properties? By PABLO LASTRA Property owner: In these days of volatile housing markets, do you yearn for your property to rise in value while you simultaneously keep the taxman at bay? If so,...



A New Drill

Peter Gorman
After months of meetings, citizen outrage, industry resistance, and relatively little official action, the next few months could bring about sizable changes in government regulation of the gas drilling boom that is profoundly a...


A New Drill

Peter Gorman
Rules for gas wells are changing, but the fight’s not over. By Peter Gorman After months of meetings, citizen outrage, industry resistance, and relatively little official action, the next few months could bring about siza...