Metro

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...



Heart of the West

JEFF PRINCE
A Bum Steer, a dead moose, a redhead, and a handyman have transformed a moribund stretch of the Stockyards. By JEFF PRINCE Local businessmen Holt Hickman, Tim Love, and Steve Murrin get most of the attention for their large foo...


Bad TAD Pattern?

Pablo Lastra
Black churches accuse the appraisal district of singling them out. By Pablo Lastra If the Rev. Kyev Tatum, self-described “servant of the people, champion of the poor, advocate of the have-nots, and child of God,” i...



Recess Recedes

ERIC GRIFFEY
Last fall, the principal of Clifford Davis Elementary School in southeast Fort Worth announced at a staff meeting that the school would be eliminating recess Monday through Thursday and cutting back on physical education, music...


Recess Recedes

ERIC GRIFFEY
A local elementary is giving short shrift to P.E. – and might be violating state law. By ERIC GRIFFEY Last fall, the principal of Clifford Davis Elementary School in southeast Fort Worth announced at a staff meeting that ...