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TRACY EVERBACH
The wide world of sports is more diverse and less overwhelmingly male than ever, but you wouldn’t know it from reading the sports sections of most newspapers.


Abuse of Plain English

Static
A Nov. 14 “pre-council” meeting at Fort Worth city hall would make an interesting case study for a semantics class.



Labor Dispute

Minuteman group is trying to discourage day worker hires in North Texas.
Dan McGraw
Everyone checks out everyone else very intently at Fort Worth’s Day Labor Center.


Bluing from the Bench

DAN MCGRAW
If you want to get into a nasty fight in these parts, mention that Dallas and Fort Worth don’t seem that different. Some old-timers will give you a confused look, like a dog with one ear turned up, and from others youR...



Drilling Through Peace and Property

Neighbors and activists fear gas wells are digging big holes in Fort Worth’s future.
Gayle Reaves
Carl Fors wanted out. The noise and vibration from the gas well behind his house were enough to make the plates in his cupboard bounce.


Leave Their Names Out

Static
Our Nov. 8 cover story, “Leaving Johnson County,” caused a flurry of responses. To mix a metaphor, it seems as though writer Peter Gorman hit both the tip of the iceberg and a nerve, concerning the questionable acti...



The Butts Stop Here

A proposed smoking ban lights a fire under opponents.
ERIC GRIFFEY
In the latest public policy battle going on in Fort Worth, it’s butts, so to speak, that are on the line. A much stricter smoking ban being considered by city leaders has riled the passions of smokers, non-smokers, and bar an...


Rethinking Paper Feathers

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
My daughter’s kindergarten class is learning about Indians. This means she made a paper-feather headdress and vest in arts and crafts.



The Gasfather

If the mayor is making thousands of dollars off gas companies, why is he still voting on their requests at city hall?
Jeff Prince
A one-page memo went out from Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief to neighborhood groups last month seeking nominations for the city’s ethics review committee. Moncrief ended the letter by thanking people for their assistance “i...


Soaking the Citizenry

Static
That mother of all boondoggles, the Trinity River Vision, has added another “Trinity River (fill in the blanks)” item to its growing maze of acronyms.