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WTF Avenue

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An engineer must have confused his street designs with a tangled ball of yarn. What else would explain the confounding twists and turns that motorists now face when traversing Henderson Street near the White Settlement Road int...


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Apocalypse by Apathy

The biggest tragedy of the November vote was how few did.
KEN WHEATCROFT-PARDUE
The elderly woman stood in her thin robe at the doorway of her modest bungalow, scratching the sores on her arm, a slight tremor traveling through her gaunt body. “No, I’m sick of the government and all the things they’re...



Texas is a favorite state for high-interest payday lenders, and Fort Worth resists their regulation.

Alone on Loans

Fort Worth is Texas’ only big city that won’t rein in payday lenders.
COHE BOND
Stymied by the legislature’s lack of action, 21 cities across Texas have passed an agreed-upon ordinance to stop some of the worst excesses of the payday lending industry. The only major city not to pass the ordinance? That w...


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2014 Turkey Awards

The birds that drove us to distraction this year.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF AND CONTRIBUTORS
There could be drought, hail, hurricanes, and tornadoes. Plagues of locusts could alight and the sky rain frogs. The sun could rise in the west and set in the east and the Trinity River Authority build bridges over dry land. Th...



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Kitties, Cornered

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Several Fort Worth animal-rescue groups are forming a coalition to address the abandonment of dozens of cats and dogs in the Riverside area. The animals were the unfortunate victims of a mass eviction at Parkview Village Apartm...


Crain: “We found out a lot of things that were broken ... and figured out how to fix them.”

Rebooting the Fight

A local coalition has clear goals for ending chronic homelessness — and money to go with it.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Cindy Crain is determined to learn the name of every homeless veteran in Fort Worth within the next 100 days. And the executive director of the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition (TCHC) wants representatives from 34 veterans’ ...



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Rising Up

Advocates say most prostitutes are victims of sex trafficking — and that’s how police and the public should view the problem.
SARAH ANGLE W/ PHOTOS BY ROBERT HART
Arletta Grant doesn’t remember a lot about that time in her life. “I blocked it out,” she said. But some things she can’t forget: “At nighttime, he would make me come into his room.” “He” was an older male cousi...


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Goodbye, Fossil Fuels?

A little Lockheed project could change the world.
GWYNNE DYER
“We would like to get to a prototype [of a nuclear fusion reactor] in five generations,” said Dr. Thomas McGuire, director of the Revolutionary Technology division at Lockheed Martin’s famed Skunk Works. “If we can meet...



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Eavesdropping With Ease

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A Las Vegas-based tech company recently discovered that, yes, our phone calls are possibly being monitored, and no, we don’t know who’s doing it. The company, ESD America, develops encryption technology that allows for hack...


Dozens of abandoned cats still stay close to homes from which the people are gone.

Abandoned

Riverside-area pets are also victims of a mass eviction.
EDWARD BROWN
When Cienda Partners recently purchased prime Riverside-area property on Fort Worth’s East Side, the Dallas-based company wasted no time in evicting tenants of the 133 duplex units of Parkview Village Apartments and two nearb...