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Boughs of Poly

DAN MCGRAW
How beautiful are the branches of the Christmas tree debate. By DAN MCGRAW My aunt and uncle had an artificial Christmas tree back in the 1960s, and I always liked going over to their house to check it out. It was one of those ...


Prophet of Boom (and Bust)

KENDALL ANDERSON
Now will they listen to Ravi Batra? By KENDALL ANDERSON PHOTOS BY VISHAL MALHOTRA The worst economic cycle in more than half a century has everyone from struggling homeowners to former Federal Reserve chairmen shaking their hea...



A New Drill

Peter Gorman
Rules for gas wells are changing, but the fight’s not over. By Peter Gorman After months of meetings, citizen outrage, industry resistance, and relatively little official action, the next few months could bring about siza...


Big Bang Theory

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A hundred years ago, it wasn’t unusual for cowboys, boozers, and gamblers to yank pistols out of their holsters and start blasting away in the Stockyards. Gunpowder and bullets were part of that rowdy district’s her...



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E. R. BILLS
Much has been made of late regarding the theory of evolution and how it’s taught in Texas public schools. For the next few months, the Texas State Board of Education will be considering changes to our children’s sci...


The Streetcar Fort Worth Desires

DAN MCGRAW
In the timeline of major projects that reshape cities, two years is usually a mere blip. People’s attitudes have to change, and politicians have to come around to the idea that, for once, leaving things as they are is not...



The Streetcar Fort Worth Desires

DAN MCGRAW
In the timeline of major projects that reshape cities, two years is usually a mere blip. People’s attitudes have to change, and politicians have to come around to the idea that, for once, leaving things as they are is not...


Illegal to Erase

BETTY BRINK
Leonardo de la Garza has spent decades helping lead public colleges. Since 1997 he’s been chancellor of the Tarrant County College District. Prior to that, he was president of two colleges and vice-president at two more.&...



Adieu, Andrew

Static
Fort Worth has never lacked for interesting characters, and few were more memorable than Andrew Hill, who died last week at the age of 31 from complications during routine surgery. Hill was a writer and documentary filmmaker bu...


Latest Theory:

E. R. BILLS
Dunbar shouldn’t be on an education board. By E.R. BILLS Much has been made of late regarding the theory of evolution and how it’s taught in Texas public schools. For the next few months, the Texas State Board of Ed...