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Hunka Burning Love

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If you’re hankering for kangaroo nachos, elk loin, and white truffle macaroni –– and who isn’t? –– you’re out of luck. Lonesome Dove Western Bistro caught fire this week and will be out of operation for a while, a...


At Benbrook Middle School, posters explain how the geothermal system works. Courtesy FWISD

Schooled in Green

Geothermal systems in Fort Worth schools will save untold dollars over the years.
ERIC GRIFFEY
From Highway 377, Benbrook Middle School looks out of place. The modern-looking, brown-and-cream-colored structure stands in stark contrast to the cattle pasture across the street and the myriad strip malls dotting the landscap...



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Diva to DVA

Sheran Goodspeed Keyton is taking her talent behind the scenes in a new theater company.
JIMMY FOWLER | photos by vishal malhotra
From the beginning of her long career as a North Texas stage performer, Sheran Goodspeed Keyton has been hard to ignore. The actor-singer-director, 39, has an onstage presence that tends to steal focus even when her character i...


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Little Ball of …

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Last week, members of the Tanglewood Neighborhood Association turned the Tanglewood Elementary School auditorium into an interrogation room for Fort Worth School District Superintendent Walter Dansby. After the emergency meetin...



Banta: "I would have liked to meet with my neighborhood" before Steer FW began its efforts.

Bluebonnet Brouhaha

TCU-area neighborhood not sure it wants to be Steer-ed.
EDWARD BROWN AND ERIC GRIFFEY
In March, Mike Banta, head of Blue-bonnet Place Neighborhood Association, received what seemed to him a curious e-mail. It came from someone named Kyle Jenson, representing an organization called Steer FW, and outlined several ...


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The Snowden Effect

GWYNNE DYER
Edward Snowden is safe from American “justice” for the moment, and he will certainly go down as the most effective whistle-blower in history. His revelations are going to cause a wholesale restructuring of the world’s mos...



Jacob Thomas

Records reveal cozy relationships at the Tarrant Regional Water District.
STEVE MILLER & JEFF PRINCE W/ PHOTOS BY BRIAN HUTSON
In November 2010, U.S. Rep. Kay Granger finalized a deal to sell a downtown condominium to Newby Management in Fort Worth. The Fort Worth congresswoman, her son, and her mother had also sold two other condo units to the Newby f...


Finally Some News

Finally Some, Um, News

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Static is on record as saying that bullying is bad. Very, very bad. Except when it’s not. Regular readers know Static isn’t above slapping around the Fort Worth Star-Telegram when the city’s only major daily forgets it’...



Graves, at Hard Scrabble in 1992. Robert Hart

Goodbye to a Giant

BY ROBERT HART
Editor’s note: Beloved Texas author John Graves, a native of Fort Worth, died July 31 at his home near Glen Rose. His books on the Brazos River, particularly “Goodbye to a River,” established him, as The New York Times sa...


DynCorp’s Alliance Airport office won’t be getting a tax abatement after all. Lee Chastain

Dodging an Ethical Dilemma

DynCorp won’t be bringing its headquarters — or its dark record — to Fort Worth.
JEFF PRINCE
Buddy, can you spare a million? You can? Oh, well, never mind. Don’t need it after all. That’s essentially what happened when a $3 billion-a-year company with a dark background of waste, environmental abuse, and complicity ...