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Letters to the Editor

John Q. Public
To the editor: The Weekly‘s Feb. 25 cover story, “Captive Care,” by seasoned journalist Eric Griffey, is another example of his expertise in exposés. His “third world” story about conditions at th...



Obama and the Gulag

Gwynne Dyer
The whole system that allowed torture must be repudiated, not just Guantanamo.   In his first week in office, President Barack Obama announced the closure of the notorious detention camp at Guantanamo Bay. It was a promise kep...


Not Rowing Miss Daisy

ERIC GRIFFEY
In a metal building just off Beach Street and Interstate 30 in East Fort Worth, four rows of long, thin boats, or shells, as they are called, are stacked on metal shelves. Oars, or sculls, line the walls like spears in some anc...



Eye-Opener

Static
Cross your fingers, close your eyes, light the incense, and keep repeating, “We are recession-proof. We are recession-proooof … .” Sigh. It didn’t work, despite all the happy-by-comparison talk of the la...


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...


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...



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 ...


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.