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A Bird’s Nest Just Above the Ground

A Fort Worth hair-cutter’s plans may curl the neighbors’ hair, but he just keeps stylin’.
Dan McGraw
Sitting on the tiled floor of a former gas station on Montgomery Street on Fort Worth’s near West Side, Jake James is poring through a binder full of photos of glamorous women and their beautiful hair.


Protesting Too Much

CLYDE PICHT
Fort Worth Star Telegram business writer Mitchell Schnurman called it “petty politics” and suggested maybe someone forgot to kiss a certain person’s ring.



Paper Promises

Some North Texas landowners found out their gas leases were just hot air.
Peter Gorman
While the Barnett Shale may be one of the largest natural gas plays in the United States, causing a frenzy among drillers and making millionaires out of many a small rancher in several North Texas counties, at least one group o...


Outlawing Crack

Static
Cities around the country are trying to make it a crime to wear pants in the popular hip-hop style, and Dallas is the latest to sniff the wind, so to speak. One school board member is encouraging the Dallas City Council to proh...



Saved by the Boo

In Azle, a haunted house scares the be-Jesus into people.
ERIC GRIFFEY
A young girl, driven to the evils of tobacco and alcohol by her mother’s refusal to take her to church, drops her cigarette in a trash can. The resulting fire envelops both her family and their souls. Why their souls? Bec...


Seventh Rising

Downtown’s western gateway is exploding — with ignition from the east.
Dan McGraw
If Fort Worth is “Where the West Begins,” then the road to the true west has always been West Seventh Street. Leading out of downtown and across the Trinity River, it has always been an important spoke in Fort Worth...



Fox-less Lady

Static
Five years ago, Fort Worth Weekly’s annual “Best Of” edition named KDFW/Channel 4′s Rebecca Aguilar as top TV reporter for her aggressive style of broadcast journalism.


Gas-Powered Politics

Drilling regulations are at the heart of the District 9 council race.
Dan McGraw & Betty Brink
District 9 on the Fort Worth City Council is one of the most influential districts in town — and one of the most diverse.



Trading Rick for Kay

DAVE MCNEELY
There will be an election for the United States Senate seat currently held by Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison in 2012, but her name won’t be on the ballot.Hutchison has said she’d rather be governor than senator and...


A New Kind of Wage Slave

Corporations are getting rich using federal prisoners as captive labor pools.
Betty Brink
Unless she’s dying or recovering from surgery, a patient at the Federal Medical Center-Carswell must work.