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Poor Foundation

A West 7th Street entertainment complex was more than another miss for a local architect.
Dan McGraw
Local architect Ken Schaumburg is known in the real estate development business for hits and misses.


Bark Worse Than His Byte?

Static
This Saturday all you journalism groupies – all two of you – have a chance to hang out with former Dallas Morning News TV critic Ed Bark and other scribes to watch excerpts and chew the fat about Stop the Presses: T...



No Accounting for (No) Ethics

JACK COLE
I recently had occasion to help a 78-year-old friend attempt to straighten out a problem with one of her credit cards. She lives on a modest, fixed income and has been a responsible borrower all of her life, proud of her credit...


Needed: A New Ark

Should park and wildlife managers try to fend off the results of climate change? How?
M. MARTIN SMITH and FIONA GOW
In Texas, shrubs may be the among the first victims of global warming. It’s a twist that might have pleased Molly Ivins.



Shock to the Heart

A Fort Worth man says nearly a full minute of jolts from a police Taser have left him permanently — and perhaps fatally — damaged.
PETER GORMAN
When this story went to press, Steve Steen was still alive. But with a heart that’s functioning at roughly 10 percent of normal capacity, he’s barely hanging onto life these days.


Can They Make It Look Like a Giant Drilling Rig?

Static
Rather than hawking home furnishings, Pier 1 Imports should specialize in real estate flipping and taxpayer skinning. The company built its $90-million, 20-story headquarters near the Trinity River west of downtown in 2004 and ...



Forgetting his (Geek) Roots

DAN MCGRAW
Whenever I think about how technological innovations have changed the journalism business, I think of Moses and the Ten Commandments. When God had Moses up on the mountaintop and wanted to relay some basic rules of living to th...


The East Side Comes Out Swingin’

This group of activists fights city hall on everyone’s behalf.
Jeff Prince
Towering trees are among the many things that attracted Wanda Conlin to the Meadowbrook neighborhood in East Fort Worth five decades ago.



Carrying Folks to Care

JPS’ problems extend to Arlington — but public transportation doesn’t.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Things are tough all over for poor people in Arlington – no public transit, city policies seemingly aimed at keeping low-cost housing out of town – so it may come as no surprise that healthcare for the city’s ...


Well Connected

Static
Static so likes to see its colleagues succeed – especially when Fort Worth Weekly helped give them a little push along the road. The colleague in this case is freelance writer Wendy Lyons Sunshine, who in 2007 co-authored...