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Troubled Waters

Trinity River Vision opponents want to shut off the funding faucet.
DAN MCGRAW
When U.S Rep. Kay Granger pushed funding through Congress for the Trinity River Vision project — anointed as flood control, but really an economic development venture — she did it with amazing speed. The approval for the U....


Taking Lumps over Coal

Plans for 17 new coal-fired plants are drawing howls from all over the map.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Environmentalists protesting the pollution potential of industrial plants — electric generating stations, cement kilns, whatever — aren’t that unusual these days.



Guilt by Disassociation

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Tarrant County Judge Tom Vandergriff’s decision to move out of his landmark house at 1216 W. Park Row in Arlington after 38 years sparked a couple of sordid memories for Weekly staff writer Jeff Prince, who grew up in Arl...


Losing Our (American) Way

E. R. BILLS
The other day I heard on the radio an industrial-edged remake (by a band called Dissturbed) of the 1986 Genesis pop hit, “Land of Confusion.” It brought back a lot of memories – in particular, MTV footage of a...



The Dems Dig Out

One race does not a landslide make — so why are the local underdogs so happy?
Betty Brink
It may still be too early to sing “Happy Days Are Here Again,” but some Tarrant County Democrats are daring to hum it under their breath.


Ahead of the (Criminal) Curve

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The modesty of Tarrant County residents is known far and wide, but gosh, sometimes you just have to toot your own horn – especially where crime is concerned.



The Narrow News of Sports

TRACY EVERBACH
The wide world of sports is more diverse and less overwhelmingly male than ever, but you wouldn’t know it from reading the sports sections of most newspapers.


The Tempest and the Teapot

Wilder lobs another stone into the courthouse punch bowl.
Peter Gorman
A series of incendiary e-mail letters written by Tarrant County District Clerk Tom Wilder to longtime criminal District Court Judge Sharen Wilson last month threatened to become a tempest inside the Tarrant County courthouse, b...



Drilling Through Peace and Property

Neighbors and activists fear gas wells are digging big holes in Fort Worth’s future.
Gayle Reaves
Carl Fors wanted out. The noise and vibration from the gas well behind his house were enough to make the plates in his cupboard bounce.


Abuse of Plain English

Static
A Nov. 14 “pre-council” meeting at Fort Worth city hall would make an interesting case study for a semantics class.