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Universal Breakfast

A new law to get meals to more hungry kids is causing some confusion.
EDWARD BROWN
A new law that goes into effect this fall could go a long way toward keeping Texas schoolchildren from going hungry. But first, state and local officials have to figure out exactly what it means and, perhaps most importantly, w...


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Waiting Impatience

People in doctors’ waiting rooms are already worried. Must they also bear the pain of politics?
KEN WHEATCROFT-PARDUE
Due to my wife’s recent medical problems, I’ve become an expert of sorts on doctors’ waiting rooms. This niche ecosystem is filled with a cross-section of humanity, trending toward the elderly but also including more than...



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Big Man on Canvas

Three years of debilitating illness have only added heat to JT Grant’s passion for painting.
ANNABELLE MASSEY MALLOY
“I’m going to paint over that one,” artist JT Grant said, pointing to a large canvas hanging high on the 14-foot white wall of his backyard studio in Fairmount. “It’s pretty old. It hasn’t sold. I have something dif...


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Above the Pipeline

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In Dallas this week, North Texans can get a peek at Above All Else, a documentary that deals with the construction of the southern leg of the Keystone Pipeline and the fight of the people of Winnsboro to stop it. Produced in pa...



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Drug War Victims: Taxpayers

DAVE McNEELY
A rare political collision is occurring in Texas: The left and the right have backed into each other, both deciding that long sentences for most drug offenders are inhumane, ineffective, and expensive. Progressives think such s...


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Training Them Wrong

A local ROTC instructor has been charged with having sex with a student. And that’s not all the story.
ERIC GRIFFEY photos by Lee Chastain
On Jan. 14, Andres Javier Vianes, an ROTC instructor at Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School, turned in his letter of resignation to the Fort Worth school district. His reasons for resigning, he wrote, were “personal health issues...



Huckabee: “They could probably make it a little easier for stupid people to understand.” Courtesy Rachel Pilcher

Peddling Pedaling

A nonprofit lesson: Bike sharing is not bike renting.
JEFF PRINCE
The nonprofit Fort Worth Bike Sharing turns a year old this month, but some people just haven’t figured out what it’s all about yet. The bike-sharing rack near the Shipping & Receiving Bar on the Near Southside seemed l...


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Laundry Day

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The four-year saga of former Arlington Heights assistant principal Joe Palazzolo looks to be coming to an end. A jury could reach a verdict as soon as Wednesday in the trial of his whistleblower suit against the Fort Worth scho...



In Texas, the Tar Sands Blockade delayed but could not stop the southern leg of the Keystone. Tar Sands Blockade

Keyed Up

The latest report on the tar sands pipeline stirred the pot.
PETER GORMAN
Across North America, the debate over the Keystone XL pipeline continues to heat up. Several years after the tar sands line was due to be completed, owners are still awaiting word on whether the White House and U.S. State Depar...


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Antiques and Angst

Some current and former vendors are angry over thefts at the Montgomery Street Antique Mall.
STORY AND PHOTOS BY JEFF PRINCE
The hum of conversation meshing with the clink of silverware created a pleasant serenade inside The Secret Garden restaurant, where a dozen antique hunters — mostly women — noshed on tuna salad, quiche, key lime pie, and ic...