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The Binge Conundrum

DAN MCGRAW
When I started college, I was 17 – had to wait three months before I could drink in bars near our campus in Chicago. Not to say we didn’t drink before we were legal, but we did change our habits once we hit the magi...


Canary in the Coal Mine Gas Field

Pablo Lastra
Richard Wilkinson spent his early years wildcatting all over Texas in search of oil.  During a stint in the Army in the ’50s, he fired high-caliber warning shots at Russian airplanes wandering into North Pole airspace. H...



Parking Perils

Jeff Prince
A disagreement between a valet attendant and Fort Worth police has escalated to feud status, prompting a flurry of citations, an arrest, accusations of police harassment and retaliation, and an internal police investigation.


To the Quick

Static
In about six weeks, The Dallas Morning News is expected to announce that its free weekday paper, Quick, will change formats and switch to a weekly. Quick was created about five years ago to capture the young demographic (ages 2...



The Binge Conundrum

DAN MCGRAW
Even college presidents say a lower drinking age could reduce student alcohol problems. By DAN MCGRAW When I started college, I was 17 – had to wait three months before I could drink in bars near our campus in Chicago. No...


Canary in the Coal Mine Gas Field

Pablo Lastra
Denton County residents worry as a drillers’ maze advances on towns and sucks up water. By PABLO LASTRA Richard Wilkinson spent his early years wildcatting all over Texas in search of oil. During a stint in the Army in th...



Parking Perils

JEFF PRINCE
A downtown valet says Fort Worth police are harassing him because he’s cut them out of the towing process. By JEFF PRINCE A disagreement between a valet attendant and Fort Worth police has escalated to feud status, prompt...


To the Quick

Static
In about six weeks, The Dallas Morning News is expected to announce that its free weekday paper, Quick, will change formats and switch to a weekly. Quick was created about five years ago to capture the young demographic (ages 2...



Not Impressed

E.R. BILLS
Flipping through the channels on cable the other night, I stumbled across a comedian named Doug Stanhope, who was wrapping up a show in New York. He concluded by razzing Yankee fans for their misguided adoration, pointing out t...


Not Impressed

E. R. BILLS
Flipping through the channels on cable the other night, I stumbled across a comedian named Doug Stanhope, who was wrapping up a show in New York. He concluded by razzing Yankee fans for their misguided adoration, pointing out t...