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No Bluffing

Fort Worth’s David Benefield is living his dream: playing at the final table of the World Series of Poker.
SEAN CHAFFIN
The winner of the World Series of Poker’s Main Event leaves with a huge, diamond-encrusted gold bracelet worth probably half a million dollars. David Benefield doesn’t care about that. If he were to win next week, he said, ...


Aston, in character as Chainsaw Jack: “We’re building the last memories that we’re going to have of this place.”

Their Final Screams

Chainsaw Jack and the friendly fiends at Hangman’s House hang up their fangs.
STORY AND PHOTOS BY CHRISTIAN MCPHATE
The screams alert her to his presence, but it’s hard to make out his towering form in the darkness. She sees the skins on the wall, from the creatures that were chasing Red Riding Hood. She’s just been to Grandma’s house ...



Yes. Now, what to do?

Prop 6 …

… would waste billions on a flawed water plan.
GREG HARMAN
For a plan that purports to thoughtfully guide Texas through a crowded, thirsty future, the 2012 State Water Plan reads unsettlingly like a playbook from the last century: dams to divert already limp river flows, big pipes pump...


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Voter Up

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Static loves the smell of democracy in the morning. On Nov. 5, Texas will be holding elections on nine proposed constitutional amendments. For the most part, the measures aren’t the stuff of bumper stickers or rallies, but st...



BRIT staffers conduct a census of native plants in each section of the prairie plot. Brian Hutson

O Bury Not the Last Prairie

BRIT is spreading the word on reintroducing native plants to urban landscapes.
EDWARD BROWN
On the grounds of Fort Worth’s Botanical Research Institute of Texas is a patch of land that looks out of place next to the sleek new facility. The field of tall, wild-looking prairie grass is an experiment of Karen Hall, app...


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Disaster in Waiting

Beneath North Texas’ water-supply lakes run pipelines full of tarry danger.
PETER GORMAN
Southeast of Dallas lie two major reservoirs that provide 80 percent of the drinking-water supplies in and around Tarrant County. Below each of those lakes runs a pipeline; one is 65 years old and the other more than 40. And bo...



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Resurrecting The Promise

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The musical Cats ran for 18 years on Broadway (1982 to 2000), but that’s kitty litter compared to The Promise, now in its 25th season at the Texas Amphitheatre in Glen Rose. Despite its long run and popularity — more than 2...


Billman: “We’re not trying to make TCU look like the bad guys.” Lee Chastain

Parking Too Close

TCU’s plans for a garage have neighbors worried.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Hank Billman has knocked on a lot of his neighbors’ doors recently. The resident of Colonial Hills — the neighborhood west of Texas Christian University — isn’t selling encyclopedias or inviting folks to church. He’s ...



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String of Pearls

Fort Worth’s award-winning Trinity bridges connect trails, neighborhoods, and history.
PHOTOS AND STORY BY ROBERT HART
From a moving vehicle it’s difficult to appreciate the bridges that span Fort Worth’s two forks of the Trinity River. Railings fly by, obscuring the river completely or chopping the view into slices like a flipbook. Is the ...


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Candy Clark Day

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Fort Worth Weekly’s story on Candy Clark (“Graffiti Artist,” July 3, 2013) included a quote from her brother, William, lamenting that the American Graffit star gets little notice from her hometown despite having been the ...