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Parking Perils

Jeff Prince
A disagreement between a valet attendant and Fort Worth police has escalated to feud status, prompting a flurry of citations, an arrest, accusations of police harassment and retaliation, and an internal police investigation.


The Binge Conundrum

DAN MCGRAW
Even college presidents say a lower drinking age could reduce student alcohol problems. By DAN MCGRAW When I started college, I was 17 – had to wait three months before I could drink in bars near our campus in Chicago. No...



To the Quick

Static
In about six weeks, The Dallas Morning News is expected to announce that its free weekday paper, Quick, will change formats and switch to a weekly. Quick was created about five years ago to capture the young demographic (ages 2...


Canary in the Coal Mine Gas Field

Pablo Lastra
Denton County residents worry as a drillers’ maze advances on towns and sucks up water. By PABLO LASTRA Richard Wilkinson spent his early years wildcatting all over Texas in search of oil. During a stint in the Army in th...



Parking Perils

JEFF PRINCE
A downtown valet says Fort Worth police are harassing him because he’s cut them out of the towing process. By JEFF PRINCE A disagreement between a valet attendant and Fort Worth police has escalated to feud status, prompt...


Not Impressed

E.R. BILLS
Flipping through the channels on cable the other night, I stumbled across a comedian named Doug Stanhope, who was wrapping up a show in New York. He concluded by razzing Yankee fans for their misguided adoration, pointing out t...



Not Impressed

E. R. BILLS
Flipping through the channels on cable the other night, I stumbled across a comedian named Doug Stanhope, who was wrapping up a show in New York. He concluded by razzing Yankee fans for their misguided adoration, pointing out t...


Kays Willing and the Water Don’t Rise

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At the press conference held this week at the swank Trinity River Vision offices downtown, the big players were there to hear all about the wonders of flood control and how the cost is now up to $576 million to dam the river an...



Ace Folds a Hand

Jeff Prince
Ragged children play in a San Antonio alleyway dotted with clothes hung out to dry and a strutting rooster. An artist captured the scene in 1932, an impressionistic look at life in one of the state’s hardscrabble pockets ...


Unhealthy?

Matt Goodman
Trying to deal with potential $20 million-plus budget shortfalls each year for the next five, Fort Worth city financial planners found a way to save about $1.8 million in one whack: They’ve proposed doing away with the ci...