Cowtown’s emphasis on one era has left the rest of local history in the lurch.
The three swords once belonged to a U.S. Army officer of dragoons, back in the era when swords were serious weapons of war and not just graceful things used to cut cake at weddings and to show off at fancy military drills.
Someone tell J.R. Ewing that the Texas city he helped make famous is being knocked off the marquee for an even better soap opera. (Cue the music). It’s Mansfield that surely will be topping the melodrama charts over the n...
While Gov. Rick Perry was off stumping in Iowa on behalf of Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani, district-by-district political skirmishes were going on at home in Texas.
Unusual in a Cowtown race, District 9 candidates get their hands dirty.
Local city council races have generally followed the “Fort Worth Way” as politicos like to call it, with candidates and their handlers playing nice and keeping to a minimum all that underhanded stuff that they do in...
It’s tough being an environmentalist in Texas – not as bad as being a snowball in hell, but perhaps akin to rolling a very large snowball up a very tall hill, while hostile types shoot arrows at you from behind ever...
As the bird burns, we figure out who’s really getting roasted.
FW Weekly Staff
FW Weekly Staff
Right about this time of year, our e-mail box fills up with all sort of holiday advice.
E. R. BILLS
On Oct. 4, 1992, an 18-year-old dental assistant named Marion Ploch was driving to work near the German city of Erlangen. She lost control of her car and crashed into a tree. Local doctors spent four days trying to save her, bu...
The Mansfield mayor’s sex-offender crusade keeps getting punctured.
Fort Worth’s suburban cities seem to have a real penchant for wacky political melodrama — dirty movie wars in Kennedale, endless infighting in White Settlement, an old-folks’ uprising in Haltom City.
Urban-gas-well activists face an uphill battle now that real money’s on the table.
When a bonus-money war broke out between major Barnett Shale players XTO Energy and Chesapeake Energy Corporation for the rights to drill for natural gas beneath three of Forth Worth’s historic Southside neighborhoods, oppone...
Laurie Barker James
Recently, a crowd of hardhat-clad dignitaries gathered in Arlington to watch the largest, heaviest girder being placed in the roof of the latest, greatest football stadium. Local television news showed Dallas Cowboys owner Jerr...