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Shaky Foundation

Homeowners — and HUD — give the city failing marks for its work in poor areas.
BETTY BRINK and JESSECA BAGHERPOUR
In Lydia Gonzalez’ house on Fort Worth’s old South Side, leaky pipes rotted the floor under her bathtub, and the whole bathroom had to be ripped out and redone.


Tempest in a Bass Pot

Fort Worth minister draws national attention to controversy over comedian’s appearance.
Dan McGraw
The demonstration over comedian D. L. Hughley’s appearance at Bass Performance Hall last weekend could produce another protest, this one involving legendary comedian/actor Bill Cosby.



Politics and Power

JIM DUNCAN
I started my first business in the obscure solar electric installation field in 1993. Over the years, I have witnessed the gradual decrease in the price of pure silicon, the power source that is the heart of the solar panel.


Grove 0, Gas Well 1

Chesapeake won’t back off plans to level trees next to the Trinity Trail.
JESSECA BAGHERPOUR
When Colonial Country Club signed a contract in May to allow gas drilling under its property off University Drive, it joined the long line of Fort Worth institutions expecting to rake in a lot of the green stuff from the Barnet...



Ropin’ No Ghosts

The Cowtown Coliseum has a century of stories to tell, but the spirits are shy.
JEFF PRINCE
Funky Town’s funkiest arena turns 100 in October and still plays host to Wild West shows and rodeos.


Boos at the Bass

EDDIE GRIFFIN
Dear Mayor Mike Moncrief and City of Fort Worth: I want to apologize if our protest at Bass Performance Hall last Saturday night caused some embarrassment for Fort Worth.



Goin’ Long

Static
Mayor Mike Moncrief never talks to Static’s colleagues here at the Weekly, so when he opens up to our broadcast media sistren, we gather ’round the electronic devices like oracle-seekers at Delphi. Two weeks ago, Mo...


Goin’ Long

Static
Mayor Mike Moncrief never talks to Static’s colleagues here at the Weekly, so when he opens up to our broadcast media sistren, we gather ’round the electronic devices like oracle-seekers at Delphi.



Watch the Shiny Object

The Super Bowl will put money in somebody’s pocket, but probably not ours.
Dan McGraw
When the National Football League tries to sell cities on the concept of public tax money being used to build stadiums, they trot out a big shiny carrot on a stick: A Super Bowl game will be coming your way, the NFL promises, a...


(Not So Lone) Stars Come Home

The Weekly wins a constellation of awards.
Metropolis
Stories on topics from prison medical care to Mike Moncrief’s conflicts of interest earned a boxful of journalism awards for Fort Worth Weekly last weekend.