News

Water Foul

An aquifer is at risk – along with property values, livestock, and dreams – after gas wells move in.
Peter Gorman
Brian Beadle knew something was wrong when the registered Boer goats he raises on his small farm near Grandview began swelling up just after Christmas.


More Perry?

DAVE MCNEELY
Gov. Rick Perry had hinted he might run again in 2010. But now Perry flatly says he will – regardless of what plans U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst may have.



Dupe Tube

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Sunday morning TV is full of infomercials selling pickups and preachers selling hellfire and damnation.


Arting Up

In art, perhaps, is the salvation of Cowtown.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Martha Peters may have one of the most enviable offices in Fort Worth.



Making Good

With a new gig, ex-Jet Powered owners say they’re cleaning up old debts.
JEFF PRINCE
The Dallas Business Journal’s recent inclusion of Fort Worth-based Starr Tincup on its annual list of best places to work shocked more than a few people.


Win-Loss Ratio

DAN MCGRAW
Fort Worth’s Travis Lutter is getting a rematch – with the scales. To be followed, he expects, by another shot at a national fight title.



In This Case, Size Doesn’t Matter

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Notice the change in this week’s paper?It’s shorter by an inch. Newspapers across the country are getting smaller – The New York Times, USA Today, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Dallas Morning News, etc.


The Cowboys’ Lament

The ranks of those who work cattle for a living grow thin, but some maestros persevere.
Peter Gorman
Tater Paschal is up at 5 a.m. at his house in south Cleburne, putting the coffee on, then heading out to his barn to feed his horses, getting ready for another day of cowboying.



Eagle-Eye View

Tarrant’s newest lakeside park is already a monument.
Jeff Prince
When the gates open to the public on Friday, Eagle Mountain Lake Park will represent many things beyond the obvious beauty of 400 pristine acres covered with wildflowers, cedars, oaks, mesquites, cactus, rocks, walking trails, ...


Emptying the Trough

E. R. BILLS
I know a lot of people in this country who are struggling. Good, hardworking people who believe in the system despite the fact that their wages haven’t kept pace with the price of gas or the rising cost of living.