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Cancer in the Country

Kendall McCook
There was a time before nukes and progress covered up the pretty places in North Texas. By KENDALL MCCOOK Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant rests on a concrete-dome-penetrated hilltop a few miles above Glen Rose, which was desc...


Tipping Pointe

Jimmy Fowler & Leonard Eureka
Dancers and directors put blood, sweat, and tutus into Texas Ballet Theater’s survival. By JIMMY FOWLER AND LEONARD EUREKA The Saturday afternoon was hot and windy, and the charity folks working the vehicular crowd at the...



Fairness in Print

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A recent ruling by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission might finally signal the beginning of the end of the struggle for a former University of Texas at Arlington print shop employee who lost his job 18 months ago....


Parking on a Dime

JEFF PRINCE
The city’s got a plan to wring some extra change out of downtown visitors. By JEFF PRINCE                       Park a car curbside in downtown Fort Worth, step out to feed the meter, and sometimes a nice surpr...



Two Budget Roads

DAN MCGRAW
Which Fort Worth do you live in? A city in an economic boom with tons of money flying around or a city with economic problems so vast that city services have to be cut?


Best Table in Town

Static
“Food insecurity” is bureaucratese for “hungry.” Not the “Oh, it’s 1 p.m. and I haven’t had lunch yet” hungry, or the “Damn, I’m on a diet” kind. We’re tal...



Peeling the Barnett Shale Onion

Peter Gorman
Scary questions have already emerged from beneath the drilling-boom bucks – and who knows what’s next? By PETER GORMAN When a natural gas pipeline blew outside the little Central Texas town of Stairtown on Aug. 28, ...


Best Table in Town

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“Food insecurity” is bureaucratese for “hungry.” Not the “Oh, it’s 1 p.m. and I haven’t had lunch yet” hungry, or the “Damn, I’m on a diet” kind. We’re tal...



Re-Entry Vehicle

BETTY BRINK
A much-needed nonprofit helps ex-cons turn their lives around … and put them on stage. By BETTY BRINK If a dozen close family members had each spent long stretches in prison, the last thing most of their kin might want to...


Two Budget Roads

DAN MCGRAW
Will we have a Cowtown for all, or one that leaves poor folks in the ditch? By DAN MCGRAW Which Fort Worth do you live in? A city in an economic boom with tons of money flying around or a city with economic problems so vast tha...