Metro

Single-Family Affair

Betty Brink
Ethics, like beauty, seems to be in the eye of the beholder at Fort Worth city hall these days.


Six-Year Sentence of Frustration

JACOB TAYLOR
It’s been six years since Tedricke Gardner was fired from Tarrant County Juvenile Services for allegedly abandoning his job, and he’s still waiting for a chance to tell his side of the story.



Torture of the Powerless

Betty Brink
“People on death row have better medical treatment than these women. After all, they [the authorities] want to keep the death row inmates alive and well so that they don’t die before society has a chance to kill them. There...


Who’s the Nuisance?

DAN MCGRAW
Lynda Sauvlet thought she was doing something good for the community in southeast Fort Worth. She and her husband, Tom, opened All My Children (AMC) Entertainment Center on Wichita Street in the Glen Gardens neighborhood as a p...



Child Left Behind

JACOB TAYLOR and BETTY BRINK
When the Rev. Kyev Tatum took his last $1,000 and plunked it down as earnest money toward the purchase of an old skating rink in Mansfield this May, it was an act of passion, not to mention faith. All he needs by July 30 is at ...


Super Target

LESLIE WIMMER
A blue-collar neighborhood that has long been fighting against the Cultural District’s upscale development boom won a round at City Hall recently. Just as important, Linwood residents got the message from city officials that ...



Sayonara to SAM

ELIZABETH BASSETT
When Southside Area Ministries shut down at the end of May, all of the office furniture was donated to Berry Good Buys, where it will be sold to benefit the Women’s Haven and Safe Haven. The office phones were cut off before ...


An Uncertain Future

Dan Malone
For Mahmoud Alafyouny, the North Texas man whom the government branded and jailed as a terrorist, freedom apparently has become just another word for nothing more to say.



Two Flat Tires

Cyclists get city council support in re-inflating a long-delayed bike route plan.
LESLIE WIMMER
In 1999, Fort Worth city staffers and the North Central Texas Council of Governments put together the Fort Worth Bicycle Blueprint, a 300-mile sprawl of bike routes intended to boost two-wheeled transportation to help improve C...


Raising a Stink

An Eastside man says his complaints about a smelly meat-packing plant led to four years of hell.
Dan Malone
Bill Cole says he nearly lost it all for just opening his mouth. If he hadn’t gone public with his complaints about pollution from an Eastside meat rendering plant, if his picture hadn’t appeared in the news, Cole says he w...