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Six-Year Sentence of Frustration

JACOB TAYLOR
It’s been six years since Tedricke Gardner was fired from Tarrant County Juvenile Services for allegedly abandoning his job, and he’s still waiting for a chance to tell his side of the story.


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 (...



Freeze in Forecast

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Tarrant County commissioners will see their worst fears realized this week. The county elections department has been poring over a controversial petition signed by 43,702 residents.


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...



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.


Stayin’ Alive in Linwood

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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...



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...


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...



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...


One Tough Tax-Talker

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Austin has its one tough grandma, but Tarrant County’s got her beat – we have a self-proclaimed tough Irish grandpa who’s ready to kick some butt and who let everyone know it at this week’s meeting of co...