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The Speaker in Winter

True to his Golden Gloves past, Jim Wright answers the bell for another round.
Jeff Prince
Mornings begin with a trip to his spacious office and compiling a list of things to do. Days are spent knocking things off the list — from teaching chores to working on books and articles, to taking phone calls from former co...


Oh, for a Reality-based President

E. R. BILLS
On a September evening in 1956, Marian Keech, a middle-aged woman living in the American Midwest, claimed she received a message from a planet called Clarion, saying that the world would be destroyed by a catastrophic flood on ...



‘Tis of Us

Static
If you are reading this on the Fourth of July, rest easy in the knowledge that, somewhere in North Texas, Static, like normal people, is, rain or shine, eating barbecue and homemade ice cream – maybe even wearing its tall...


’Tis of Us

Static
If you are reading this on the Fourth of July, rest easy in the knowledge that, somewhere in North Texas, Static, like normal people, is, rain or shine, eating barbecue and homemade ice cream — maybe even wearing its tall Unc...



Air Ball

Flyers’ departure leaves sports fans and local companies holding the bag.
Dan McGraw
Two years ago, when Fort Worth city officials decided to rob Peter to pay Paul, minor-league-sports-wise, there were plenty of signs that it was a risky maneuver.


Shaky Foundation

Homeowners — and HUD — give the city failing marks for its work in poor areas.
BETTY BRINK and JESSECA BAGHERPOUR
In Lydia Gonzalez’ house on Fort Worth’s old South Side, leaky pipes rotted the floor under her bathtub, and the whole bathroom had to be ripped out and redone.



Politics and Power

JIM DUNCAN
I started my first business in the obscure solar electric installation field in 1993. Over the years, I have witnessed the gradual decrease in the price of pure silicon, the power source that is the heart of the solar panel.


Tempest in a Bass Pot

Fort Worth minister draws national attention to controversy over comedian’s appearance.
Dan McGraw
The demonstration over comedian D. L. Hughley’s appearance at Bass Performance Hall last weekend could produce another protest, this one involving legendary comedian/actor Bill Cosby.



Grove 0, Gas Well 1

Chesapeake won’t back off plans to level trees next to the Trinity Trail.
JESSECA BAGHERPOUR
When Colonial Country Club signed a contract in May to allow gas drilling under its property off University Drive, it joined the long line of Fort Worth institutions expecting to rake in a lot of the green stuff from the Barnet...


Boos at the Bass

EDDIE GRIFFIN
Dear Mayor Mike Moncrief and City of Fort Worth: I want to apologize if our protest at Bass Performance Hall last Saturday night caused some embarrassment for Fort Worth.