Metro

Muzzled

DAN MCGRAW
Suzette Watkins had plenty of reasons for attending the Nov. 8 town-hall meeting held in her part of East Fort Worth: She’s a resident and business owner there, an Eastside activist – and, though the election is six...


Muzzled

DAN MCGRAW
An Eastside activist wants to know why Hicks supporters were able to remove her from a town-hall meeting. By DAN MCGRAW Suzette Watkins had plenty of reasons for attending the Nov. 8 town-hall meeting held in her part of East F...



Still Smoldering

DAN MCGRAW
In a presidential election year, especially one where the top of the ticket drew as much attention as this one, local races often fly under the radar. But in Tarrant County, you’d have had to be living under a rock in the...


Trail Dust

Jeff Prince
Neighbors say they’re getting the shaft from Beggs Ranch wells. By JEFF PRINCE For motorists near I-20 and FM 3325 just west of Fort Worth, the Beggs Ranch makes a picture worthy of a Marlboro ad. The Beggs family’s...



Un-Well

Peter Gorman
Concerns are mounting over health effects of gas drilling. By PETER GORMAN Charles Morgan can’t sleep at night. The low-frequency noise from the 11 gas compressors at an Anadarko facility about a mile from his home in the...


House-Proud

BETTY BRINK
The TCC chancellor owned a home near Houston and swore he’d live there. Hmmm. By BETTY BRINK It would have been a long commute.                       Four years ago, Tarrant County College District Chancellor L...



Together They Win

Rita Vinson
Eastside neighbors locked arms last year to deal with crises in common. By RITA VINSON When Fort Worth Weekly’s Best of 2008 issue came out on Sept. 28, I was surprised to find that the Brentwood-Oak Hills Neighborhood As...


A Violent Mess

DAN MCGRAW
A wealthy wife didn’t get her day in court against an allegedly abusive husband. By DAN MCGRAW For police, domestic violence calls can be dangerous because of the volatile emotions involved, and in the past, officers ofte...



Outfall/Downfall

BETTY BRINK
Tarrant County College officials are late on another key permit for the downtown campus. By BETTY BRINK “I had no idea,” Joe Hudson said. The Tarrant County College District trustee was shocked to find out from a re...


No Woofin’

Peter Gorman
Buying speakers from guys in the parking lot?A word, please … By Peter Gorman Two well-dressed young men were standing near an unmarked white van in the parking lot of a liquor store in south Fort Worth a few weeks ago wh...