Metro

Collaring Dollars

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth taxpayers have been digging deep in their pockets for 11 years to pay for crime control above and beyond what’s financed by the city’s general fund. Nobody forced the Crime Control and Prevention District down th...


No Soliciting

JACOB TAYLOR
A Saginaw businessman who police say spent time talking dirty online to someone he thought was a young teenager has been charged with criminal solicitation of a minor — after a local woman joined a Yahoo chat room pretending ...



Decision: Deported

Dan Malone
When he finally returned home, Mahmoud Alafyouny’s life fell into a predictable routine. During the days, he held down a job at a North Texas tire store. During the evenings and days off, he tackled a honey-do list that h...


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 ...