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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.


Snarled and Snarling

Tired of the ever-growing highway traffic? So are the traffic gurus.
Peter Gorman
You’re on I-35, headed north out of Fort Worth. You’re trying to get home but it’s 5:30 p.m., so you’re not going anywhere. Again. You start to feel like Michael Douglas’ character in Falling Down. You want to bash so...



TAKSing Our Patience

E.R. BILLS
Used to be there were only two things sure in this life: death and taxes. Now there are three sure things: death, taxes, and TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) tests. I was never a fan of the first two, but neither...


TiVO is Life

Static
It was a dark and stormy night, and it sucked a big one. Last Sunday, the sky lit up like the crowd at a Phish reunion concert.



Memory Loss

DAN MCGRAW
When young people start in the journalism business, the importance of five W’s is tattooed on their brains. The who, what, where, and when are the easy part. It is the “why” part of the job that’s tough.


Portrait of an Artist

The Fort Worth School gained a masterpiece when Olive Pemberton chose brushstrokes over Broadway.
Jeff Prince
Hitting the gym three days a week puts a snap in Olive Pemberton’s step. She knows about staying fit, having danced on Broadway and made Look magazine’s “Beautiful Girls From Texas” list in 1939. The ens...



Concrete Olive Branch

Static
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...



Long Route to a ShortcutLong Route to a Shortcut

Static
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...