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Concrete Olive Branch

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Regular readers are familiar with the battle between rich and poor in Woodhaven, a neighborhood with gorgeous houses and a country club butted up next to two dozen apartment complexes that attract lots of minority tenants.


Cracking the Code

New dress rules bring out the creativity in local high-schoolers.
NANDINI BALIAL
You almost have to feel sorry for Fort Worth public school administrators. When they instituted a stricter dress code for high schools this year, their aims were laudable: Get rid of the saggy-bottom, droopy-drawer guy-wear, an...



Save the Magic

E. R. BILLS
It’s getting darker earlier now. There’s a chill in the air and the nights have an eerie foreboding to them. It’s just a matter of time. Any day now, the signs will appear.


Curry vs. Moore

The names on the DA fight card are the same as four years ago, but both contenders have a few new punches.
Betty Brink
In the softly lit La Puertita, a former church that’s been incorporated into the sprawling Joe T. Garcia’s restaurant complex on Fort Worth’s North Side, the food was standard Tex-Mex-tasty, not too hot, not too spicy. Th...



Long Route to a ShortcutLong Route to a Shortcut

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Six years ago, some Fort Worth city staffers helped cobble together the Fort Worth Bicycle Blueprint, a plan to build 300 miles of bike routes on Funkytown’s streets.


Sticking a Toe into Transit Waters

The redesign of a key Fort Worth bridge could be a sign of things to come.
Dan McGraw
The action a few weeks ago didn’t seem like any kind of bombshell — just a vote by a Fort Worth City Council committee approving a redesign of the West Seventh Street bridge over the Trinity River. The project has been on t...



Don’t Waste the Boom

DAN MCGRAW
Think whatever you will about the Barnett Shale natural gas boom – whether you’re getting eye-popping mailbox money or watching your neighborhood peace being sacrificed at the altar of greed – but Fort Worth h...


UTA

On some days, the Arlington campus looks like a tense meeting of the United Nations.
ERIC GRIFFEY
A small plaque hangs inconspicuously on the wall of Nedderman Hall, one of the University of Texas at Arlington’s engineering buildings. “An international tribute to an international calling,” it says, “ … the fla...



Turn on the Lights …

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The voice coming from the tall man with the oft-broken nose was unmistakable to anyone who watched Monday Night Football during the 1970s: “I’m Jeff and Hazel’s baby boy from Mount Vernon, Texas,” Don Me...


Auctioning Off a Dream

Texas Lil is selling her possessions to stake a new start.
JEFF PRINCE
Furniture movers were supposed to show up on a recent morning and haul off Lynda Farr Arnold’s remaining possessions, but the guys never arrived. Arnold, better known as Texas Lil, called the auction house to find out what ha...