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Neglected Heritage

DAN MCGRAW
Heritage counts for a lot in Fort Worth, a town where the Stockyards and the Chisholm Trail, Sundance Square, cowboying, and a Western tradition of friendliness are still parts of the city’s character as much as its world...


Neglected Heritage

DAN MCGRAW
Heritage counts for a lot in Fort Worth, a town where the Stockyards and the Chisholm Trail, Sundance Square, cowboying, and a Western tradition of friendliness are still parts of the city’s character as much as its world...



Prairie Power

BRYAN SHETTIG and JEFF PRINCE
The city’s best example of native grassland prairie isn’t all that great anymore. Trees have been taking over Tandy Hills Natural Area for years, choking out the wild grasses and flowers that have made the park uniq...


She Can See His Hair From There

Static
It’s hard to imagine who would be a worse governor, incumbent Republican Rick Perry or Republican challenger U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. Unless, gosh darn it, your name is Sarah Palin, you live 2,500 miles away, and c...



Neglected Heritage

Dan McGraw
Historians are battling to preserve the park where Fort Worth was founded. By DAN MCGRAW Heritage counts for a lot in Fort Worth, a town where the Stockyards and the Chisholm Trail, Sundance Square, cowboying, and a Western tra...


Prairie Power

Bryan Shettig and Jeff Prince
Tandy Hills gets a haircut, after years of pressure from environmentalists. By BRYAN SHETTIG and JEFF PRINCE The city’s best example of native grassland prairie isn’t all that great anymore. Trees have been taking o...



Literary Villains

Josh Berthume
I grew up in Cleburne, and the news that a group of parents are calling for the removal of Ken Follett’s Pillars of the Earth from the Cleburne High School Honors AP English class was disappointing but not surprising.


Salvation through Science

Static
The title of the sermon tickled Static’s little secular pea-pickin’ heart: “Thank God for Evolution: How the Scientific Method is the Path to Salvation.” To be preached here in the buckle on the Bible Be...



South by Northwest

KEN SHIMAMOTO
John Frum and Ray Liberio have been playing music, together and apart, since Liberio showed up at a Haltom City house party to offer his talents as a 16-year-old bass player to Frum’s high school band. Not long after that...


Heart of the West

A Bum Steer, a dead moose, a redhead, and a handyman have transformed a moribund stretch of the Stockyards.
Jeff Prince
Local businessmen Holt Hickman, Tim Love, and Steve Murrin get most of the attention for their large footprints in the Stockyards, but nipping at their heels are two unlikely underdogs, Brenda and Jarrell McDonald, who during t...