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Renaissance of the Rails

PETER GORMAN
A winter sun was shining, but a chilly wind rushed through the tall grass between an abandoned building and the rail lines of Tower 55, the freight yard beneath the freeways at the southeast corner of downtown Fort Worth.


Cowtown’s Growing Green

Pablo Lastra
Fort Worth environmental activists have been struggling for years to save a few pockets of the tallgrass prairie that once covered Fort Worth, part of a living carpet that ran all the way to Canada. But who knew that the vanish...



Fanning the Spark

SHARI JULIAN
I was high above the Andes a few months ago, on my way from Fort Worth to Buenos Aires, when Thurgood Marshall sat down next to me. Great epiphanies can happen anywhere – in this case, it was over a leisurely airline lunch.


Cool Competition

Peter Gorman
Dropping natural gas prices have already dramatically affected profits in the Barnett Shale gas field. But last summer, when a gigantic ship registered to the gas-rich Middle Eastern country of Qatar nosed into a spot at a new ...



Cowtown’s Growing Green

PABLO LASTRA
Fort Worth environmental activists have been struggling for years to save a few pockets of the tallgrass prairie that once covered Fort Worth, part of a living carpet that ran all the way to Canada. But who knew that the vanish...


Commuting One Sentence …

Static
You’ve seen the old movies. The hands of the clock move slowly toward the appointed time. The warden eyes the phone – will there be a last-minute stay of execution from the governor? Meanwhile, the prisoner’s ...



Foreign Phallacy

E.R. BILLS
When a commercial for a male enhancement drug came on the other night while my family and I were watching television, my 10-year-old daughter said, “They shouldn’t show that on TV.”


Over-Board

JEFF PRINCE
Truancy problems with school children in Fort Worth’s West Meadowbrook neighborhood prompted local volunteers to team up with a school principal and police officers to develop a presentation that encourages kids to be res...



Solving the Poly Puzzle

BETTY BRINK
Jerry Stevenson was hurrying down the hall at Polytechnic High School, trying to slip into homeroom before the tardy bell rang, when he felt a large hand clamp down on his shoulder. He looked up to see the school principal towe...


Eater Beware

Carey Hix
Who’s watching for dangers in engineered foods? Not the government. By Carey Hix Even if you know that GMO isn’t the latest Clash cover band and you buy your organic potatoes and leafy greens locally grown, that doe...