Metro

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 ...



Vaquero Viene

JEFF PRINCE
A vaquero could have straddled his old caballo and pushed thousands of rangy longhorns from Mexico to Fort Worth in less time than it took community leaders to raise money for a statue on the North Side. But patience usually pr...


Vaquero Viene

JEFF PRINCE
A long-awaited statue honoring Hispanic cowboys is supposed to reach its pedestal by summer. By JEFF PRINCE A vaquero could have straddled his old caballo and pushed thousands of rangy longhorns from Mexico to Fort Worth in les...



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 d├ętente. 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.