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A Nosegay of Names

Matt Goodman
Bice’s Florist has been selling bouquets and boutonnieres to Cowtown-area customers for the past 34 years. Starting from a small shop purchased by Buddy Bice as a gift for his wife, the business gradually expanded from on...


Shop ’Til You Drop

MARK CAMPBELL
There’s a scene in the great Woody Allen movie Love and Death where an imprisoned Allen has a jail cell vision the night before his execution, telling him he will be spared.



Hustling THCK

ERIC GRIFFEY
The shores of Lake Arlington aren’t all that picturesque, especially on the Fort Worth side, where the rocky shoreline borders a massive parking lot and the summer sun reflects off both, making people feel like they’...


Bad Puppy

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Those folks at Chesapeake Energy are so thoughty. Realizing that kids dragged to public hearings about the Barnett Shale could get bored and fussy, the drilling company has come up with its latest public service – a color...



Full-Contact Females

ERIC GRIFFEY
Jennifer Alonsa is looking forward to doing a little hitting. The 30-year-old probation officer for Tarrant County, who is built like a linebacker, admits to having a bit of a mean streak.


A Failure of Conscience

GRAYSON HARPER
It still astonishes me that the whole country could scream impeachment from the rooftops over one president’s mild sexual indiscretion, yet turn a blind eye to this little man, George W. Bush, who took us to war on false ...



Rocks for the Goliath Road

Peter Gorman
BARTLETT – Sitting in Lois and Jerry’s Restaurant, surrounded by a blue-jean and overalls lunch crowd, Mae Smith and Ralph Snyder don’t look like giant-killers. In fact, the small-town mayor (5′ 2″...


You Need Us (Sob)

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Put down the video game for a minute and take that thing out of your ear. Do you reaaallly want to know why you should read a newspaper, why you should spend your nickels and dimes (via our advertisers) to support us and our po...



Shell Game

Betty Brink
Tarrant County College board vice president Bobby McGee came forward Monday to support fellow trustee Joe Hudson’s complaints about the irregularities surrounding a June 25 meeting at which the board gave Chancellor Leona...


Outsource of Trouble

Tracy Everbach
Good journalism requires accurate know-ledge of local people, places, and practices. A no-brainer, right? Apparently not.