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10 Years After: the Barnett Shale

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My, oh, my, doesn’t time fly! Seems like only yesterday that landmen began moving in on the homeowners of Fort Worth to talk about the wonders of natural gas, the glory of the Barnett Shale, and the bliss that comes from gett...


Wright: “I don’t necessarily agree with the commission, but I see their point.” Photo courtesy The Azle News.

Bafongoo, Voters!

Shady behavior won’t stop this GOP judge from a comfy retirment [sic].
Jeff Prince
Telling a political opponent to go, uh, have sex with oneself isn’t unheard of, but it is somewhat surprising coming from a judge. That’s just one of the things the State Commission on Judicial Conduct noted in its recent p...



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Jurassic Park

It’s taken a decade for historic land along the Trinity in Arlington to go from lawless to flawless.
Karen Gavis
Art Sahlstein has seen it all. From his two-story home in Euless, the 59-year-old recently re-married father of three recalls mud flying from the tires of four-wheel drive vehicles, a screaming, mosquito-slapping wild man, and ...


Cover illustration by Andrew Craft.

Books over Abuse

Many North Texas women are returning to college after surviving violent relationships.
ERIN RATIGAN
Barbara Sullivan’s husband wasn’t always abusive. At first, he was kind, loving, and attentive. Then temptations got the better of him. “I lost him to drugs,” she said. “He wasn’t always like that.” Her moment of ...



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Windsor a Winner?

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The Lone Star Film Society’s new director Chad Mathews says he loves Fort Worth. How deep is his love? We’ll soon find out. The TCU grad jumped at the chance to lead the film society after previous administrators resigned t...


Protestors were enraged by the State Department’s actions. Courtesy of Natasha Geiling, ThinkProgress.

A Tar Sands End-Around

Canadian energy giant Enbridge claims to have found a way around an environmental review for a huge pipeline expansion.
Peter Gorman
When Hillary Clinton recently announced that she opposes the Keystone XL –– an indication that she would not OK it if she were to become president –– environmentalists across the country were relieved. It was yet anothe...



Art by Matt Trisler

People & Places

Fort Worth Weekly
                    Fort Worth Councilperson Critic’s choice: Cary Moon He’s new to politics and could turn out to be a hero or a goat, but Moon has already done something t...


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Best Of Fort Worth 2015 Has Landed

Anthony Mariani
Let’s be clear. Our annual Best Of issue is just for fun. Unlike the Republican debates for the most powerful office in the world. Oh, wait. They’re fun, too. Eye-wateringly hilarious, in fact. So let me rephrase: Our annua...



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The Pirate and John Rody

Perhaps the legendary DJ’s decades in radio have set him up for his new, hyper-local station.
BY ERIC GRIFFEY @ericgriffey
The streets around 501 South Calhoun make the surface of the moon look like Westover Road. The pavement is full of deep craters filled with patches of grass. Though the surrounding South Main Street neighborhood is booming, the...


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Calling All Activists

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Downwinders at Risk, a local nonprofit working to get communities involved in the fight for clean air and environmental rights, has just announced a three-day gathering designed to help Texas’ grassroots environmental advocat...