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Phases and Stages

JEFF PRINCE
Four white lines beckoned from a tabletop in an Austin hotel room, and Roy Stamps bent over with a rolled-up dollar bill and snorted two. The rest he offered to a buddy, who declined. “I don’t need any help staying ...


Phases and Stages

JEFF PRINCE
Four white lines beckoned from a tabletop in an Austin hotel room, and Roy Stamps bent over with a rolled-up dollar bill and snorted two. The rest he offered to a buddy, who declined. “I don’t need any help staying ...



Déjà Nuke

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The ink was barely dry on Luminant Energy’s application to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a license to add two 1,700 megawatt reactors at its Comanche Peak nuclear power plant in Glen Rose when environmentalis...


Adrift

E. R. BILLS
A near-drowning makes life insurance pass before your eyes. By E. R. BILLS A couple of months ago I found myself on the verge of drowning in the Gulf of Mexico. The skiff I was in capsized and tossed me into a rough ocean with ...



Snooze-o-Gram?

DAN MCGRAW
In an industry fighting for its life, two North Texas dailies have reached a partial détente. By DAN MCGRAW Sitting at his desk at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Nov. 22, 1963, future CBS newsman Bob Schieffer fielded a stran...


Déjà Nuke

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The ink was barely dry on Luminant Energy’s application to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a license to add two 1,700 megawatt reactors at its Comanche Peak nuclear power plant in Glen Rose when environmentalis...



A Prairie Solstice

JARID MANOS
A life in the anonymity of street shadows is preferred to the glaring public eye. Yet it’s no problem, flourishing in our Sun’s living blaze, our white-yellow star, without whose rays our veins would dry and souls w...


Lone Star in Focus

KRISTIAN LIN
So this is what we were missing. After a five-year drought, Fort Worth revived its civic celebration of the movies last year, under the new name of the Lone Star International Film Festival. Locals who stood in the lobby of the...



Waiting for Drunks

ERIC GRIFFEY
On almost any night when the bars close at 2 a.m., dozens of people loudly pour out of the bars and onto the streets in the south end of downtown Fort Worth – the area known as SoDo by hipsters and marketing gurus. They p...


Risky Nuke Business

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Luminant Energy, the new owner of the old TXU, came to town promising not only to go green (it’s the largest producer of wind power in the state right now) but to be prudent with ratepayers’ dollars.