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Tasers Off

In three local cities, Tasers are temporarily on the shelf.
PETER GORMAN
Four Tarrant County cities temporarily suspended their police departments’ use of Taser electronic devices in late September, based on what their attorneys said were new warnings that the devices can be deadly. Anti-Taser act...


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Slimmer Streets

Forest Park Boulevard is headed for a diet, but not everyone’s happy.
Eric Griffey | Photos By Lee Chastain
In the fall of 2009, Mistletoe Heights resident Susan Pressley was waiting at the intersection of Park Place Avenue and Forest Park Boulevard with her two children and a neighbor’s daughter. Pressley was walking the kids to L...



Getting & Spending art design winner and Art Institute student, Jonathan Ayala

Best Of Getting & Spending 2013

FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF
Customer Service Readers’ choice: Spec’s, 2750 S Hulen St,  FW Critic’s choice: Marquita Sims, Whole Foods Market, 801 E Lamar Blvd, Arl In the rare instances when customers get pissed off about something –– “my ga...


People & Politics art design winner and Art Institute student Anthony Garcia

Best Of People & Politics 2013

FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF
Thing Tarrant County Needs Critic’s choice: Endowment fund for the Arts Council of Fort Worth Two years of budget battle losses have left local arts groups feeling increasingly hung out to dry by the Fort Worth City Council. ...



Winning cover art by Art Institute student Jonathan Ayala.

Keep a Firm Grip on Your Gimme Cap

GAYLE REAVES
Pink tennis shoes or combat boots? It’s been that kind of in-the-trenches year in our fair burg and, really, the rest of the state. Still coming out of the recession, still growing. The Lovers of Air-Breathers contingent, tho...


Photo by Jeff Prince

Separation of Church and Trail

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A granite monument sporting an engraved Bible scripture was recently installed on public property near Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails, and some folks aren’t happy about it. The monument was placed next to a new drinking founta...



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Protecting Industry

That’s what opponents say the new compressor station ordinance does.
EDWARD BROWN AND PETER GORMAN
A natural gas compressor ordinance passed by the Fort Worth City Council last week has closed a several-years-old loophole favoring drillers but simultaneously expanded other allowances for the industry, leaving a contentious i...


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Egg on the Edge

Depression is at epidemic levels, and drugs often don’t help. Bio-energetics may be the next step.
GREG HARMAN
I’m on my back in a dimly lit room on the seventh floor of a Dallas research hospital. Though I can’t see it, a device roughly two feet tall resembling an oversized egg has been wheeled up behind me, its single blue claw-li...



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Troll-free Tellygram

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The racist, name-calling, confrontational, and sensationalistic comments sometimes left by trolls at the bottom of online newspaper stories are no longer welcome at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Executive Editor Jim Witt announ...


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Fiddling as the Sea Rises

Texas leaders are doing almost nothing to protect our coast.
GREG HARMAN
Five years ago, Hurricane Ike, one of the costliest storms in U.S. history, plowed into Galveston Bay, chewing through $29 billion in homes, businesses, roads, and bridges. It further punished the Texas economy to the tune of $...