Metro

Scary Type?

A former UTA printer and his ex-colleagues remember his time there differently.
Peter Gorman
When a fired ex-employee started sitting in his car outside the University of Texas at Arlington print shop, driving by former colleagues’ homes, and even visiting one man’s pastor, workers got worried.


Coalition of the Unlikely

Opposition to TXU’s coal-power plans has made for a bed full of strangers.
Pablo Lastra
On July 10, TXU adopted the name “Luminant” for its power-generating and construction operations.



House Divided

Fired employees question the actions of a local nonprofit housing group.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Angela Smith thought she was doing a pretty good job as the executive director of the Tarrant County Housing Partnership (TCHP), a nonprofit housing agency that provides assistance to low-income families.


Put Down that Beer and Step Away from the Walker

Senior citizens looking to buy a cool one are getting hot under the collar about ID policies.
COLE WILLIAMS and JEFF PRINCE
Nobody accuses Dee Cantrell of being a shrinking violet. She’s more likely to be compared to bull nettle — brush up against her too hard, and you’re liable to be left smarting. So when the Haltom City resident got carded ...



Behind on the Bills

The city’s failure to pay on time is causing problems for Eastside senior citizens.
Betty Brink
Fort Worth City Council member Frank Moss and city housing official Donald Cager were taken to the woodshed twice last week — in both cases, by a bunch of their elders using wheelchairs, walkers, and canes as well as figurati...


Air Ball

Flyers’ departure leaves sports fans and local companies holding the bag.
Dan McGraw
Two years ago, when Fort Worth city officials decided to rob Peter to pay Paul, minor-league-sports-wise, there were plenty of signs that it was a risky maneuver.



Tempest in a Bass Pot

Fort Worth minister draws national attention to controversy over comedian’s appearance.
Dan McGraw
The demonstration over comedian D. L. Hughley’s appearance at Bass Performance Hall last weekend could produce another protest, this one involving legendary comedian/actor Bill Cosby.


Grove 0, Gas Well 1

Chesapeake won’t back off plans to level trees next to the Trinity Trail.
JESSECA BAGHERPOUR
When Colonial Country Club signed a contract in May to allow gas drilling under its property off University Drive, it joined the long line of Fort Worth institutions expecting to rake in a lot of the green stuff from the Barnet...



Ropin’ No Ghosts

The Cowtown Coliseum has a century of stories to tell, but the spirits are shy.
JEFF PRINCE
Funky Town’s funkiest arena turns 100 in October and still plays host to Wild West shows and rodeos.


Watch the Shiny Object

The Super Bowl will put money in somebody’s pocket, but probably not ours.
Dan McGraw
When the National Football League tries to sell cities on the concept of public tax money being used to build stadiums, they trot out a big shiny carrot on a stick: A Super Bowl game will be coming your way, the NFL promises, a...