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Peeling the Barnett Shale Onion

Peter Gorman
Scary questions have already emerged from beneath the drilling-boom bucks – and who knows what’s next? By PETER GORMAN When a natural gas pipeline blew outside the little Central Texas town of Stairtown on Aug. 28, ...


Best Table in Town

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“Food insecurity” is bureaucratese for “hungry.” Not the “Oh, it’s 1 p.m. and I haven’t had lunch yet” hungry, or the “Damn, I’m on a diet” kind. We’re tal...



Re-Entry Vehicle

BETTY BRINK
A much-needed nonprofit helps ex-cons turn their lives around … and put them on stage. By BETTY BRINK If a dozen close family members had each spent long stretches in prison, the last thing most of their kin might want to...


Two Budget Roads

DAN MCGRAW
Will we have a Cowtown for all, or one that leaves poor folks in the ditch? By DAN MCGRAW Which Fort Worth do you live in? A city in an economic boom with tons of money flying around or a city with economic problems so vast tha...



Buy Me Some Peanuts and Two Six-Packs

Static
Six old friends decided to get together last week and attend a Texas Rangers game. They’d all grown up in Arlington in the 1970s and attended many games back in those early years when the Rangers began the team’s tr...


The Price of Cake

GRAYSON HARPER
There’s something a bit sad and desperate about this gas drilling business. With utility bills mounting, the economy shuddering, and college costs rising so high that it seems only rich families can afford them, little wo...



Subsidizing Child Care

DAN MCGRAW
Burnam wants some TIF money for downtown worker bees and their kids. By DAN MCGRAW                       Two months ago, Downtown Fort Worth Inc., the nonprofit that works on behalf of central-city businesses, survey...


The Price of Cake

Grayson Harper
The only good urban gas well is one that doesn’t get drilled. By GRAYSON HARPER There’s something a bit sad and desperate about this gas drilling business. With utility bills mounting, the economy shuddering, and co...



Buy Me Some Peanuts and Two Six-Packs

fwuser
Six old friends decided to get together last week and attend a Texas Rangers game. They’d all grown up in Arlington in the 1970s and attended many games back in those early years when the Rangers began the team’s tr...


Devolution in Education

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The fight is on over teaching “intelligent design” in Texas schools. By Laurie Barker James Regularly updating the subject matter taught in public schools would seem such a basic good idea as to be a no-brainer R...