Metro
Young: “I don’t know what will happen to these cats if I have to leave.” Lee Chastain

The Last Tenant

She clings to an apartment that’s due to be torn down.
ANNABELLE MASSEY MALLOY
The once-stately house at 1108 Grainger St. has had its bones picked by an architectural salvage team, and most of its windows are boarded up. At the peak of the roof, the center gable windows are two gaping holes, open to the ...


A bracelet recovered from the Titanic is among the 250 items to be exhibited in Fort Worth. Courtesy Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

Still Bringing Up Stories

A new Titanic exhibit reminds a North Texan of his family’s tie to the tragedy.
JEFF PRINCE
An upcoming Titanic exhibit designed to showcase the human stories from the sinking of that famous ocean liner in 1912 includes a 26-gem bracelet inscribed with the name “Amy.” That’s just one of 250 artifacts recovered f...



Best Of 2012: Getting & Spending

Getting and Spending 2012

FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF
Customer Service Readers’ choice: Grapevine Guitar Works, 1689 W NW Hwy, Grapevine Critic’s choice: Ashleigh Keeney, Starbucks, 2600 W 7th St, FW Some managers run their business like a yoga class, speaking in soft tones an...


One of Lockheed’s F-35s takes off from a New Jersey military base. Courtesy Lockheed Martin

Playing Defense

Lockheed lays off workers when military spending drops — and when it soars.
ANDREW MCLEMORE
The argument of defense companies like Lockheed Martin, which employs thousands at its Fort Worth plant, is simple: Don’t force us to lay off workers when you know the economy can’t afford it. That’s what the defense indu...



Breaking

BREAKING NEWS: Grand jury indicts SMU student on rape charge

One SMU panel has found him “guilty,” another “not guilty”
By Natalie Posgate, Brooks Igo. and Patricia Boh
Editor’s note: Fort Worth Weekly has reported several times over the last several years about controversies regarding the reporting and handling of crime on college campuses, in Texas and nationally. Included in that coverage...


Women golfers tee off in River Crest’s inaugural year, 1911. Gretchen Brants Barrett/RCCC Centennial Book

On the Green

Hollace Weiner mines a rich lode of local history in a book about River Crest Country Club.
JEFF PRINCE
It started out as a vanity book celebrating a historic country club, but River Crest Country Club: the First 100 Years evolved into something of surprising heft — physically and figuratively. Author Hollace Ava Weiner spent t...



Furman (at lecturn) defends herself at last week’s Kennedale school board meeting. Courtesy Kennedale ISD

Elementary Ethics

A daycare center run by Kennedale administrators on school property draws fire.
ANDREW MCLEMORE
A handful of pissed-off parents are shaking things up in the Kennedale school district, where a private daycare business run by two district administrators has raised questions about a conflict of interest. The after-school pro...


Kelleher: “I hope the council will stand up for us.” Naomi Vaughan

End Run for Chesapeake

Refused once, landowners are trying again to get a zoning change for a huge compressor station.
PETER GORMAN
A company that failed to get a zoning change on a piece of Eastside land last year — which would have permitted Chesapeake Energy to build one of the largest urban natural gas compressor stations in the country — is trying ...



Bason: “... there is more than adequate proof that this is park property.” Jeff Prince

Is a Parkway a Park?

Residents disagree over a city-owned wooded slope at Oakhurst’s border.
JEFF PRINCE
The request seemed simple. A Fort Worth couple’s backyard pool had been partially built on city property years ago, long before the couple bought their house. In 2000, the couple asked the city to vacate 6,000 square feet of ...


Shaw: The number of teachers leaving Heights is only “a little more than usual.” Jeff Prince

Leaving Heights

About a fourth of the troubled high school’s faculty is heading out the door.
BETTY BRINK
The first to go was Tommy Elliott, the winning head baseball coach at Arlington Heights High School for the last 30 years. This year he put both his glove and his grading pencil (he also taught English) on the shelf, retiring a...