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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...



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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...