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Bullcorn Through a Bullhorn

Static
Fort Worth residents aren’t thrilled that a large stand of old-growth trees is pegged for destruction to make way for gas drilling near the Trinity River.


Deep Waters

Haltom City’s getting the floods, but Fort Worth’s getting the money.
Dan McGraw
When Natasha Collins thinks about her precious little girl these days, she doesn’t dwell much on the horror the two went through on that last night, in the early hours of June 18 — the water rising to five feet in their...



Guilt By Association

JOHN ARAUJO
While it’s painful to read about the sorts of barbaric executions performed throughout history, it’s also important to remember that those were unenlightened times.


Fathers Figure

A local organization calls for minority fathers to get involved in their kids’ lives.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Last Monday, UMOJA, a 16-year-old Fort Worth-based youth advocacy organization of African-American men, led a local effort to encourage black men to lead their children back to school.



Not so Spare Change

Static
State Rep. Anna Mowery’s resignation came as no surprise … and no great loss. She hasn’t done much in the way of leadership and showed ethical lapses in the way she handled her campaign finances.


Cowtown’s Coolest Unsung Buildings

There’s more to the Fort than the Kimbell and the County Courthouse.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Maybe it’s the massive brick wall that greets downtowners entering the Stockyards via North Main.



Logic by Craddick

DAVE McNEELY
State Rep. Jim Pitt has the best phrase for how Texas House Speaker Tom Craddick, his former ally, thinks of his position: “a divine speakership.”


Tear Down, Build Up

Monticello is experiencing redevelopment pains — and benefits.
Cole Williams
The bungalow on West 4th Street in Fort Worth’s Monticello neighborhood is a well-kept 1940s model, its yard manicured.



(Not)Waving a Red Flag

Static
Jerry Lobdill begs to differ with Static’s deDELETEion of what happened at city hall last week when a group of local activists asked the Fort Worth City Council to go on the record in favor of impeaching George Bush and D...


Crash and a Long Burn

Couple involved in Stockyards wreck want answers from the police.
ERIC GRIFFEY
A Fort Worth couple involved in a serious car-and-motorcycle accident in the Stockyards several months ago say their struggle to deal with the aftermath of that accident has been made much harder by the Fort Worth police office...