Metro

Sprinting to Fame

SARAH RUTLEDGE
“This baby better like track, after all this,” a very pregnant Keisha Davis says as she walks across the grassy infield at Clarke Stadium in south Fort Worth.


Out of the Depot

The push for an inner-city rail system builds up a little steam.
MATT GOODMAN
When local real estate developers started testing the waters for a light-rail system in Fort Worth a few years ago, Mayor Mike Moncrief wasn’t interested.



Paradise Lost

Their acreage in Azle was “stress-free” until the drilling started.
Peter Gorman
When Mike and Annette Daniel moved to the Reata Estates gated community outside Azle last November, they thought they’d found paradise.


Same (Smelly) Song

Eastsiders say a local food processor is still stinking up their neighborhood.
ERIC GRIFFEY
When Bill Cole saw a “haz-mat” team in front of his Riverside-area auto repair shop last month, it brought back some pretty bad memories.



Inner Universe

A global physics research project is revving up in Europe — with UTA faculty in key roles.
COHE BOLIN
God particles and dark matter may sound more like topics for theological debate than terms of science, but they’re both part of a global collaboration in physics research in which the University of Texas at Arlington is p...


Sludge Fund

Decades after it closed, an Eastside sewage treatment plant still isn’t cleaned up.
JEFF PRINCE
Stagnant, luminescent green water trapped inside huge concrete tanks is like a slap in the face to Chris Waring.



Flying the Coop

Cowtown’s last minor-league roundball fling scored only debts and bad feelings.
Dan McGraw
When it was announced in 2005 that a new minor-league basketball team – the Fort Worth Flyers – were coming to Cowtown, plenty of promises were made.


Shot Full of Blues

Two local men say police are ignoring a violent attack.
JEFF PRINCE
For someone with such a peaceful sounding name, Blue Riversong Taylor lives like a guy rushing headlong down the rapids of life.



Foot Off the Gas

City hall budgeters ignore the boom.
DAN MCGRAW
For the past year or so, economists have been saying that North Texas seems immune to many of the money problems facing the rest of the country.


Official Secrets

Tarrant voters have a heaping plate of reasons to go to the polls May 10 — including some that officials wish citizens didn’t know.
Betty Brink and Laurie Barker James
Elections with only local issues on the ballot – school board races, bond issues, choices for leadership of obscure bodies like water districts and community colleges – usually draw less voter interest in these part...