Metro

Circular Track

Stepping off the curb earns a reporter eight years of threats but no day in court.
Jeff Prince
Lyrics to an old Johnny Cash song run through my brain with every trip to my mailbox.


Downwind of a Windfall

Air pollution settlement will provide seed money for “green” projects.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Generally speaking, when small environmental groups take on gigantic corporations, it usually doesn’t end well for the little guy – or the environment, for that matter.



No Names, Just Burritos

An untraditional bunch rolls up and rolls out the goodies for street folk.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Southeast of downtown, in the rundown neighborhoods where Fort Worth’s homeless shelters are hidden safely out of view of the Sundance crowd, Steve and J.D. Christian found a welcome respite last weekend from their day-la...


Tree Fight Resprouts

The city’s gas well permit practices may come under court scrutiny.
Dan McGraw
When trees along the Trinity River across from Colonial Country Club fell to gas drillers’ saws last month, many who had fought to save the grove intact thought the battle was over.



Eyes on TxDOT

Activist Terri Hall has TxDOT’s dream of toll roads in her sights.
Peter Gorman
It’s looking like a tough year for toll roads in Texas, and no one could be happier about that than Terri Hall, the San Antonio woman whose group is leading the grassroots fight against the controversial pay-to-drive road...


Charity at the Edge

Metroplex’s problems multiply, but food bank leaders keep trudging.
Jeff Prince
The phone rings, and Opal Lee knows what the call is about even before she answers.



Yuletide Greetings

Mission’s Christmas message to tenants: Move
Peter Gorman
Cards that arrive in the mail this time of year are generally filled with good cheer.


Still in The Air

The fight over asbestos removal strategies isn’t over, though the test in Fort Worth is.
Gayle Reaves
Once the preparations were done, it took only about an hour and a half on Monday morning for Environmental Protection Agency-supervised crews to knock down the little office building at an empty Woodhaven apartment complex.



Too Many in Their Backyard

Eastside activists say progress on the homeless issue has been hard to see.
HALEY HUNTER
Stopped at a red light at Meadowbrook Drive and Oakland Boulevard, Wanda Conlin turned her head to see a “clean and attractive” woman standing beside her car.


How Their Gardens Grow

A Rainwater program is providing leafy labs for Fort Worth students.
NANDINI BALIAL
Third-graders at Fort Worth’s D. McRae Elementary School harvested 1,982 tomatoes last spring. The experience was good for their diets — and their math skills.