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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 ...



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Pray for Rain

But get serious about other plans, too, Sansom says.
DAVE McNEELY
There have always been fights over water in Texas. But as population increases and rain doesn’t, times are getting tighter and the fights more contentious. Rice farmers along the Gulf Coast complain about the water they’ve ...


Willis questions whether water quality concerns were addressed before folks were encouraged to jump in the Trinity. Naomi Vaughan

Does Untested = Clean?

Tubing events were cancelled when the river might have made people sick.
JEFF PRINCE
Did the Trinity River Vision Authority cancel tubing events this year and last year because of high levels of dangerous bacteria in the river? It depends on your definition of “because.” A TRVA spokesman says E. coli played...



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Healing Moral Wounds

A Fort Worth center takes on some of war’s deepest injuries.
CAROLINE COLLIER
When retired Army Chaplain Herman Keizer Jr. comes to Fort Worth, strangers, seeing his Purple Heart cap, sometimes pay for his dinner. Keizer appreciates the pride and feelings of support that Texans often show to veterans, bo...


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Big D’s Big Plan

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Dallas doesn’t generally follow in Cowtown’s hoofprints. When it comes to gas drilling, the city’s Plan Commission was smart enough to look our way — where it saw a stinking, poisonous mess and looked away again. Rather...