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Reviewing the Rules

E. R. BILLS
Roger Clemens. Barry Bonds. Steroids. Human Growth Hormone (HGH).


Eyes on TxDOT

Activist Terri Hall has TxDOT’s dream of toll roads in her sights.
Peter Gorman
It’s looking like a tough year for toll roads in Texas, and no one could be happier about that than Terri Hall, the San Antonio woman whose group is leading the grassroots fight against the controversial pay-to-drive road...



The War Against Women

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
“I’d rather see you dead, little girl/than to be with another man … .” (Lennon/McCartney)  The new year is only a few days old, but 2008 isn’t shaping up as a banner year in the battle to halt vio...


Thanks, John

Static
John Terrell has proven himself to be a doggedly determined detective. Long after he retired from the Fort Worth Police Department in 1985, he continued pursuing a killer. Carla Walker, a Western Hills High School student, was ...



What “Free” Parking?

Downtown developers are parking millions of tax dollars in their garages.
Dan McGraw
When downtown Fort Worth was in the doldrums back in the late ’80s, the Sundance Square real estate development group – led by billionaire Ed Bass – knew what the problem was. Parking, pure and simple.


Charity at the Edge

Metroplex’s problems multiply, but food bank leaders keep trudging.
Jeff Prince
The phone rings, and Opal Lee knows what the call is about even before she answers.



Five Measly Pieces

DAN MCGRAW
When I go out to eat, I’m not a difficult customer. Having worked in so many restaurants – in front dealing with demanding customers and in back dealing with nasty owners – I’m usually OK with whatever g...


Oaks in Limbo

Static
The “lots for sale” signs are up in front of the property at 2201 Oak Hill Rd. on the East Side. That’s the heavily wooded acreage owned by Anthony Caballero, the Dallas developer who pleaded guilty last year ...



Standing tall for AIDS victims.

A Vietnam vet puts on her big-girl outfit to take care of fellow sufferers.
Jimmy Fowler
At a recent Wednesday night benefit show at the popular gay bar Stampede, a crowd of 30 or so had wandered out on a week night to catch a Fort Worth legend – albeit one that most Fort dwellers have never heard of.


Yuletide Greetings

Mission’s Christmas message to tenants: Move
Peter Gorman
Cards that arrive in the mail this time of year are generally filled with good cheer.