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Shaping a Future for the Fort

Fernando Costa drags us kicking and screaming toward a livable city.
DAN MCGRAW
Fernando Costa is a familiar sight at Fort Worth City Council meetings, giving presentations on one aspect or another of the city’s past, present, or future. As city planning director, he is the hub where many spokes on the c...


Brake Lights

A traffic jam of opposition is facing the Trans-Texas Corridor.
Peter Gorman
The Trans-Texas Corridor, the Goliath of Texas road projects, is taking a real bruising from the slingshot crowd these days, with so many Davids piling up stones that critics and supporters alike are beginning to believe it may...



The Dreck Report

DAN MCGRAW
Watching the local news during sweeps can be entertaining and frustrating at the same time.


Will the Water Be Unnaturally Blue?

Static
A dirty wind was blowing in from the west last Saturday, but many of those listening to proposals for Gateway Park flood control at an Eastside meeting thought more was being dumped on them than a little sand.



Sneak Play

Politicians pull an end-around to benefit the Cowboys.
Jeff Prince
A cold drizzle doesn’t stop Julia Burgen from climbing out of a warm pickup truck and walking along Johnson Creek in Arlington’s entertainment district, near I-30 and Collins Street, where Six Flags, Hurricane Harbor, Ameri...


A Chip in Every Chicken

Some farmers are fuming over a push to register their cows.
ERIC GRIFFEY and I’SHA GAINES
Question: What does a 1,200-foot-wide superhighway have to do with putting radio chips in pigs’ ears? Answer: In the minds of the Texas farmers and ranchers who are gearing up to oppose them in Austin this week, they both spe...



Congrats on the New Job

GWYNNE DYER
In 1979, when we knew very little about the way human activities affect global climate, independent scientist James Lovelock warned that the sheer scale of human activities threatened to destabilize the homoeostatic system that...


They Get Us Coming and Going

Static
Exciting news, folks – Interstate 69, a proposed Texas-to-Michigan road that’s part of the Trans-Texas Corridor, may get built even quicker than expected! Well, gosh, that’s a relief.



Short Hop to the Big Apple

A TCU-born theater group is introducing local frogs to the off-Broadway pond — and vice versa.
Jimmy Fowler
It wasn’t much of a stretch, when a small group of TCU drama students decided to stage a play on the Horned Frog campus seven years ago, for them to pick the name Amphibian Productions for the new theatrical entity they&#...


T for Freedom

Released from slavery, a Colleyville man is now caught by Homeland Security’s failure to act.
LESLIE RIGOULOT
“I don’t like having to introduce myself as a former slave, as a victim of human trafficking, but it is important,” said 20-year-old Given Kachepa of Zambia, who now lives in Colleyville.