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Putting Stock in Preservation

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Thought the Stockyards was already “historic”? Think again. A large swath of it –– Exchange Avenue east and west of Main Street and north to Stockyards Boulevard –– is unprotected. It has been for decades. This is i...


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A Leg Up for the Homeless

A local do-gooder and prominent businessman are helping Fort Worth’s less fortunate find some stability.
Steve Steward
No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, the fact that America’s middle class is shrinking is undeniable. Families, single people, college students, and every other type of working, middle-income American in betwee...



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Just the Facts, Ma’am

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Fort Worth Weekly is working with a handful of interns this winter, which is why you might have spotted some unfamiliar bylines in recent months. Young writers, with their wide-eyed enthusiasm, spice up a newsroom, and in retur...


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Raw Deal

A Hill County rancher’s fine may not be the end of the raw milk saga in Fort Worth.
Edward Brown
Outside a municipal courthouse downtown last week, a dozen or so protesters held signs that read, “Cowtown loves raw milk” and “Don’t mess with Texas farmers.” A lot of the protestors wore stickers emblazoned with “...



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Dog Days

While kill rates are down at Fort Worth’s animal shelter, many activists say there’s much more work to be done.
Jeff Prince and Edward Brown
Figuring out why the Fort Worth Animal Care and Control shelter is packed with hundreds of animals is as easy as driving around town. The Eastside neighborhoods are a good place to start. Suzette Watkins, who owns an Eastside k...


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Food Deserts

A coalition works toward bringing fresh food to poor parts of town.
Edward Brown
The scene looked nothing like the picturesque images plastered on billboards by the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau. Several dozen people with IDs in hand were in line in an open-air facility near a row of retail st...



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Dallas Does Tokers

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That big city to our right might not be harshing so many mellows in the future. On December 8, the Dallas City Council’s Public Safety Committee, police officials, and City Council discussed the creation of a much-needed cite...


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Recovering Workaholic

Who knows when, if ever, a local A.C. repairman injured by a faulty part will be compensated.
Kate Skinner
First responders cut away Clarence Johnson’s singed clothing while he looked out the ambulance’s small window. “I remember thinking, ‘How could such a beautiful day turn out to be so bad?’ ” It was Friday, Aug. 3, 2...



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Methane High

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Remember when natural gas drillers converged on North Texas’ Barnett Shale a dozen years ago with promises that everyone would be living high on royalty riches? Well, those promises by drillers and city officials turned out t...


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Third World Child Welfare

A Fort Worth CEO has returned from Cuba with new ideas about caring for U.S. children.
Peter Gorman
In late September, 12 agency heads under the umbrella of the Child Welfare League of America took off to spend six days in Havana, Cuba, to learn how that country, under more than a 50-year embargo by the United States, dealt w...