When the city of Fort Worth closed Heritage Park about two and a half years ago, it was done quickly and quietly and without much explanation. Council and park board members were told that the issue was about “public safe...

Kidnap, No Ransom

The drug war raging along the U.S.-Mexico border might seem distant to many in North Texas, but it landed squarely in one Fort Worth woman’s living room in late February, when her grown son, a U.S. citizen, was kidnapped ...

Tune In

A few Sundays ago, my kids and I laid some plastic over the dining room table and broke out the clay. I gave them each a half-pound of clay and turned them loose. After half an hour or so of starts and stops, “Mr. Bill...

Taj Mahal on the Trinity

“It was a debacle from the beginning. You should stop construction, mothball those buildings, and cut your losses.”

Sunshine, Coming and Going

For some reason, it’s always a dark and stormy night when the Fort Worth pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists hands out its awards. Maybe it’s because the local SPJ group created its First Amendmen...

Prairie Big Dog

It must be spring: City council elections are looming on May 9, yard signs are sprouting like weeds, and urban gas drilling is a fiery topic on the campaign trail.

Letters to the Editor

John Q. Public
To the editor: Karen Hadden’s commentary (“Don’t Get Fooled Again,” April 1, 2009) called for efforts to block the new Comanche Peak reactors, in part based on what happened at Three Mile Island. My form...

Illiberal Education?

When I started college about 30 years ago, I moved into a dormitory at a university in Chicago. I didn’t get to choose either my dorm or my roommate – both decisions were made by the school. My roomie was a country ...

Ears Wide Open

The slight, unassuming woman, dressed all in black and seated at a table behind a laptop computer, coaxed wisps of feedback from an electric guitar lying flat in her lap, blending its tones with radio static and snippets of cha...

Not for Fun and Games

I took on one of the toughest assignments of my career last year when I picked up the phone and learned from a reporter that a young boy had been seriously injured while playing on the tracks and trains of our BNSF Railway.