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The Cowboys’ Lament

The ranks of those who work cattle for a living grow thin, but some maestros persevere.
Peter Gorman
Tater Paschal is up at 5 a.m. at his house in south Cleburne, putting the coffee on, then heading out to his barn to feed his horses, getting ready for another day of cowboying.


Eagle-Eye View

Tarrant’s newest lakeside park is already a monument.
Jeff Prince
When the gates open to the public on Friday, Eagle Mountain Lake Park will represent many things beyond the obvious beauty of 400 pristine acres covered with wildflowers, cedars, oaks, mesquites, cactus, rocks, walking trails, ...



Emptying the Trough

E. R. BILLS
I know a lot of people in this country who are struggling. Good, hardworking people who believe in the system despite the fact that their wages haven’t kept pace with the price of gas or the rising cost of living.


Bark Worse Than His Byte?

Static
This Saturday all you journalism groupies – all two of you – have a chance to hang out with former Dallas Morning News TV critic Ed Bark and other scribes to watch excerpts and chew the fat about Stop the Presses: T...



Skin Deep

A North Texas couple is trying to ink their way into the porn film world.
Jimmy Fowler
Everybody’s got a story to tell, a story about how someone changed their lives. Adrenalynn just happens to wear hers on her right arm.


Poor Foundation

A West 7th Street entertainment complex was more than another miss for a local architect.
Dan McGraw
Local architect Ken Schaumburg is known in the real estate development business for hits and misses.



Can They Make It Look Like a Giant Drilling Rig?

Static
Rather than hawking home furnishings, Pier 1 Imports should specialize in real estate flipping and taxpayer skinning. The company built its $90-million, 20-story headquarters near the Trinity River west of downtown in 2004 and ...


Needed: A New Ark

Should park and wildlife managers try to fend off the results of climate change? How?
M. MARTIN SMITH and FIONA GOW
In Texas, shrubs may be the among the first victims of global warming. It’s a twist that might have pleased Molly Ivins.



Shock to the Heart

A Fort Worth man says nearly a full minute of jolts from a police Taser have left him permanently — and perhaps fatally — damaged.
PETER GORMAN
When this story went to press, Steve Steen was still alive. But with a heart that’s functioning at roughly 10 percent of normal capacity, he’s barely hanging onto life these days.


No Accounting for (No) Ethics

JACK COLE
I recently had occasion to help a 78-year-old friend attempt to straighten out a problem with one of her credit cards. She lives on a modest, fixed income and has been a responsible borrower all of her life, proud of her credit...