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Two Budget Roads

DAN MCGRAW
Will we have a Cowtown for all, or one that leaves poor folks in the ditch? By DAN MCGRAW Which Fort Worth do you live in? A city in an economic boom with tons of money flying around or a city with economic problems so vast tha...


Peeling the Barnett Shale Onion

Peter Gorman
Scary questions have already emerged from beneath the drilling-boom bucks – and who knows what’s next? By PETER GORMAN When a natural gas pipeline blew outside the little Central Texas town of Stairtown on Aug. 28, ...



Buy Me Some Peanuts and Two Six-Packs

Static
Six old friends decided to get together last week and attend a Texas Rangers game. They’d all grown up in Arlington in the 1970s and attended many games back in those early years when the Rangers began the team’s tr...


The Price of Cake

GRAYSON HARPER
There’s something a bit sad and desperate about this gas drilling business. With utility bills mounting, the economy shuddering, and college costs rising so high that it seems only rich families can afford them, little wo...



Buy Me Some Peanuts and Two Six-Packs

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Six old friends decided to get together last week and attend a Texas Rangers game. They’d all grown up in Arlington in the 1970s and attended many games back in those early years when the Rangers began the team’s tr...


The Price of Cake

Grayson Harper
The only good urban gas well is one that doesn’t get drilled. By GRAYSON HARPER There’s something a bit sad and desperate about this gas drilling business. With utility bills mounting, the economy shuddering, and co...



Subsidizing Child Care

DAN MCGRAW
Burnam wants some TIF money for downtown worker bees and their kids. By DAN MCGRAW                       Two months ago, Downtown Fort Worth Inc., the nonprofit that works on behalf of central-city businesses, survey...


Devolution in Education

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The fight is on over teaching “intelligent design” in Texas schools. By Laurie Barker James Regularly updating the subject matter taught in public schools would seem such a basic good idea as to be a no-brainer R...



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...


The Binge Conundrum

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. Not to say we didn’t drink before we were legal, but we did change our habits once we hit the magi...