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Still in The Air

The fight over asbestos removal strategies isn’t over, though the test in Fort Worth is.
Gayle Reaves
Once the preparations were done, it took only about an hour and a half on Monday morning for Environmental Protection Agency-supervised crews to knock down the little office building at an empty Woodhaven apartment complex.


Humankind at the Light Switch

JARID MANOS
The ocean is a prairie with its life underground and a perfect disguise above. About 18,000 short years ago, before the glaciers and continental ice sheets melted and the seas rose 400 feet, the Texas coastline was a hundred mi...



Buttered Up

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Surprise, surprise! An energy exhibit will be part of the new Fort Worth Museum of Science and History when it opens in 2009. Oil and gas companies are spending millions on TV, billboard, and newspaper ads to convince everyone ...


Too Many in Their Backyard

Eastside activists say progress on the homeless issue has been hard to see.
HALEY HUNTER
Stopped at a red light at Meadowbrook Drive and Oakland Boulevard, Wanda Conlin turned her head to see a “clean and attractive” woman standing beside her car.



A Broad Heart

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
On a warm Sunday in December, in a closed-door special business meeting, the congregants and elected deacons of Broadway Baptist Church staved off potential controversy by delaying a decision about publishing “family pict...


New Blood in the Old Yards

Low-dollar, high-tech efforts for the love of music may do what glitz couldn’t in Cowtown’s historic district.
Jeff Prince
Green bandanas and leather jackets emblazoned with “Boozefighters” pegged a group of men and women as members of a motorcycle club, and they were living up to their name at the White Elephant Saloon a couple of Sundays ago ...



Pressed Out

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When a company called Brown Media of Ohio bought the Fort Worth Business Press in September, a spokesman for the new owners told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that they had no immediate plans to make changes in the paper’s...


How Their Gardens Grow

A Rainwater program is providing leafy labs for Fort Worth students.
NANDINI BALIAL
Third-graders at Fort Worth’s D. McRae Elementary School harvested 1,982 tomatoes last spring. The experience was good for their diets — and their math skills.



Let There Be Light — and Heat

DAN MCGRAW
When former Fort Worth City Council member Clyde Picht was running against incumbent Jungus Jordan, the voters in District 6 got a mailing from Mayor Mike Moncrief a few days before the election. The letter was pretty scathing ...


Paying the Price for Free Speech

Karen Lewis’ worst crime, in the eyes of federal jailers, may have been talking to the Weekly.
Betty Brink
It was 2:30 a.m. when a guard woke her up and told her to pack her belongings. By 5 a.m., Karen Lucchesi Lewis was in a Bureau of Prisons bus, shackled and chained, on the way from Carswell Federal Medical Center to a holding f...