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Press Club Mess

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Red flags were waving madly after the Press Club of Dallas’ 48th annual journalism awards banquet last November. Sure, Fort Worth Weekly toasted its good fortune after winning several of the gold statuettes – known ...


Not in Their Backyard

Lancaster Avenue’s homeless are wearing out their welcome.
I’SHA GAINES
The halls of the East Lancaster Avenue police substation echoed with angry accusations. “We’ve made it easy to be homeless in Fort Worth,” one woman yelled, to the crowd’s applause. “Kids deserve better — they shoul...



Killed by a Dirty War

Corruption and despair — not enemy weapons — took a top-ranking Texan’s life in Iraq.
Robert Bryce
Ted Westhusing was a true believer. And that was his fatal flaw.


The Damage He Did

TRACY EVERBACH
The news media last week jumped all over the Don Imus story after the radio host called the Rutgers women’s basketball team “nappy-headed hos.”



The War to Lose the Peace

A veteran of efforts to rebuild Iraq explains how the Bushies botched it.
Betty Brink
“A weathered hand reached out from the closet and grabbed my forearm. … ‘The children die. … We need … clean water. … Get us medicines. … You’re a woman, you understand these things.’”


Wanna See My Etchings?

Fort Worth’s print artists from the first half of the 1900s are drawing the eye of art connoisseurs.
Jeff Prince
“Woman Combing Her Hair” by the late artist Bror Utter is a gothic hoot. It shows a seated woman combing her hair, looking at a large, severed hand and a tiny foot on a table in front of her, flanked by various kinds of bir...



Take Me out of the Ballgame

DAN MCGRAW
There’s something different going on at the Texas Rangers’ ballpark this year. No, not the quality of the play. Please.


Stabbing Themselves

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“Maybe we pulled some wrong bullets out of the scabbard,” State Rep. Wayne Christian told members of the Allied Communities of Tarrant and other interfaith groups.



Moncrief’s in Charge

No, not the mayor. A former NBA great leads Fort Worth’s newest minor-league sports team.
Kristian Lin
On the last day of January, the Fort Worth Convention Center plays host to a small crowd of basketball fans — official attendance 1,007, actual crowd for this midweek game more like 200.


No Freedom from Religion

Laurie Barker James
Thank God I’m not an atheist; if I were, I’d surely go crazy within the Arlington public school system.