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Diamond in the Mud

Can gas bucks turn shabby, shallow Lake Worth into a blue-green gem?
DAN MCGRAW and NANDINI BALIAL
Leanna Johnson and her kids had Camp Joy Park all to themselves. Johnson sunned herself on a towel in the grass while her kids splashed in the waters of Lake Worth.


Put Down that Beer and Step Away from the Walker

Senior citizens looking to buy a cool one are getting hot under the collar about ID policies.
COLE WILLIAMS and JEFF PRINCE
Nobody accuses Dee Cantrell of being a shrinking violet. She’s more likely to be compared to bull nettle — brush up against her too hard, and you’re liable to be left smarting. So when the Haltom City resident got carded ...



Do Unto Others … Then Run

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Eastside residents are sweating bullets – and perhaps checking their political ammo supplies – as natural gas drilling giant Chesapeake Energy Corp. takes a big step into the West Meadowbrook neighborhood.


Sports Suckers

DAN MCGRAW
Anyone who is a baseball fan in this part of Texas knows the Rangers stink – and, aside from a few good teams in the late ’90s, have stunk for most of their history.



Who’s in First?

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
What do you call thousands of people who enter Texas illegally, when the people who live here don’t want them here?


Pledging Life and Allegiance

Immigrants help Uncle Sam fill the ranks — with citizenship as a reward.
MARY SPICUZZA, ERIC GRIFFEY, and JEFF PRINCE
As far back as he can remember, Oscar Reyes had wanted to be in the United States military. As a young boy growing up in Woodward, Okla., he often fantasized about it.



Behind on the Bills

The city’s failure to pay on time is causing problems for Eastside senior citizens.
Betty Brink
Fort Worth City Council member Frank Moss and city housing official Donald Cager were taken to the woodshed twice last week — in both cases, by a bunch of their elders using wheelchairs, walkers, and canes as well as figurati...


Polecat Yowls

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It’s official. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial board has to be high on crack. Fried out of their peanut-sized minds.



The Speaker in Winter

True to his Golden Gloves past, Jim Wright answers the bell for another round.
Jeff Prince
Mornings begin with a trip to his spacious office and compiling a list of things to do. Days are spent knocking things off the list — from teaching chores to working on books and articles, to taking phone calls from former co...


Oh, for a Reality-based President

E. R. BILLS
On a September evening in 1956, Marian Keech, a middle-aged woman living in the American Midwest, claimed she received a message from a planet called Clarion, saying that the world would be destroyed by a catastrophic flood on ...