Kidnap, No Ransom

The drug war raging along the U.S.-Mexico border might seem distant to many in North Texas, but it landed squarely in one Fort Worth woman’s living room in late February, when her grown son, a U.S. citizen, was kidnapped ...

Prairie Big Dog

It must be spring: City council elections are looming on May 9, yard signs are sprouting like weeds, and urban gas drilling is a fiery topic on the campaign trail.

Seven Suitors

Seven candidates want the Fort Worth City Council seat left vacant by veteran Chuck Silcox’s death, but none have nabbed the two endorsements that could have the most impact. Neither Silcox’s influential widow, Bren...

Better Care for Prisoners

JPS is moving to lessen congestion and build a new facility for treating inmates. John Peter Smith hospital planners, faced with potentially life-threatening conditions in the hospital’s cramped, unsanitary, and outmoded ...

Compressed Anger

Peter Gorman
A minor change in a Fort Worth zoning regulation could have major repercussions. The Fort Worth City Council a few weeks ago made what looked like a small change to zoning rules, but it’s one that could have major implica...

Weekly Takes National Reporting Honor

Gayle Reaves
For the second time in three years, Fort Worth Weekly has won a national journalism award from the Investigative Reporters and Editors organization.

Who Pays the Freight?

Bryan Shettig
A new garage at Will Rogers comes at a price – in more ways than one. Say adios to free parking at the Will Rogers Memorial Center. Starting next spring, after the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo runs its course, visitors...

Not Rowing Miss Daisy

In a metal building just off Beach Street and Interstate 30 in East Fort Worth, four rows of long, thin boats, or shells, as they are called, are stacked on metal shelves. Oars, or sculls, line the walls like spears in some anc...

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 ...


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...