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Win-Loss Ratio

DAN MCGRAW
Fort Worth’s Travis Lutter is getting a rematch – with the scales. To be followed, he expects, by another shot at a national fight title.


Eagle-Eye View

Tarrant’s newest lakeside park is already a monument.
Jeff Prince
When the gates open to the public on Friday, Eagle Mountain Lake Park will represent many things beyond the obvious beauty of 400 pristine acres covered with wildflowers, cedars, oaks, mesquites, cactus, rocks, walking trails, ...



In This Case, Size Doesn’t Matter

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Notice the change in this week’s paper?It’s shorter by an inch. Newspapers across the country are getting smaller – The New York Times, USA Today, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Dallas Morning News, etc.


Emptying the Trough

E. R. BILLS
I know a lot of people in this country who are struggling. Good, hardworking people who believe in the system despite the fact that their wages haven’t kept pace with the price of gas or the rising cost of living.



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?

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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...



Skin Deep

A North Texas couple is trying to ink their way into the porn film world.
Jimmy Fowler
Everybody’s got a story to tell, a story about how someone changed their lives. Adrenalynn just happens to wear hers on her right arm.


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...



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?

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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 ...