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Parks in Peril

DAVE MCNEELY
Think of Texas’ current debate over park funding – or lack thereof – as a tale of feast and famine. With the stuffing and starving, however, going on at the same time.


Brave New Broadcasting World

KAY MILLS
So you’ve refused to become a tv addict, glued to the tube for every re-run of The Sopranos or new episode of American Idol. You’re happy with your old tv set that has no bells, no whistles, no TiVo, that’s neither wide (...



Torture of the Powerless

Betty Brink
“People on death row have better medical treatment than these women. After all, they [the authorities] want to keep the death row inmates alive and well so that they don’t die before society has a chance to kill them. There...


Back from the Celluloid Grave

Kristian Lin
The Fort Worth Film Festival began with such promise. The first movie it screened, on Oct. 23, 1998, was Rushmore, a Texas-made film that would go on to be one of the best-reviewed releases of that year and make the reputations...



Bet Against This Campaign

DAN MCGRAW
David Carruthers is not a drug dealer or terrorist or counterfeiter, but he sat in the federal jail in Fort Worth last week nonetheless. Carruthers is British, runs a business out of Costa Rica, and was picked up while changing...


A Whiff of Payback

JEFF PRINCE
Friends and enemies continually circle the political planet of Tom Wilder, a Republican mainstay who recently won his fourth term as Tarrant County district clerk. Supporters say he efficiently manages business operations in co...



Stayin’ Alive in Linwood

Static
This country’s most famous “survivor” may be that big naked guy who won $1 million but forgot to pay taxes and is now (presumably) wearing stripes in an Oklahoma pokey. But Cowtown’s favorite survivors f...


Call Sign: Havoc

Don Jones
The Marines call it Route Michigan, a two-lane blacktop highway that’s the most direct route between Fallujah and a major U.S. airbase. For Lima Company, this time around, it’s their battleground. It’s not territory where...



Family Values

Tracy Everbach
When Dallas Mayor Laura Miller announced July 6 that she wasn’t running for re-election, headlines in The Dallas Morning News hyped the news that she’d “spend more time with her family.”


Who’s the Nuisance?

DAN MCGRAW
Lynda Sauvlet thought she was doing something good for the community in southeast Fort Worth. She and her husband, Tom, opened All My Children (AMC) Entertainment Center on Wichita Street in the Glen Gardens neighborhood as a p...