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The Panther Awakes

2006 FW Weekly Music Awards
FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF
This year is all about change. First off, that sleeping panther. If he had any remaining hope of snoozing on a downtown street, we’re putting the notion to rest. That cat is definitely wide awake. Second, take a gander at the...


Raising a Stink

An Eastside man says his complaints about a smelly meat-packing plant led to four years of hell.
Dan Malone
Bill Cole says he nearly lost it all for just opening his mouth. If he hadn’t gone public with his complaints about pollution from an Eastside meat rendering plant, if his picture hadn’t appeared in the news, Cole says he w...



Blabosphere

TRACY EVERBACH
In this era of corporate media, watered-down news, and pompous pundits, blogs offered a chance to deliver democracy back to journalism. The internet gave anyone the chance to become a Woodward or Bernstein of cyberspace by brea...


Lyda’s Story

Static
“At this point, she looks like she has had a stroke; her left hand is curled into a ball, she is hard and rigid like a board, is nearly totally paralyzed, has a feeding tube inserted nasally as she is no longer able to sw...



Sex, Politics, and Journalism

A Star-Telegram story ensured that homosexuality would be an issue in an Eastside council race.
Jeff Prince
A close race between two Fort Worth City Council candidates might have ended differently if the city’s daily newspaper hadn’t gone against protocol and “outed” Louis McBee a week before the May 13 election. McBee is sti...


Where the Buffalo Roam

Historical and ecological merit may not save a state-owned tract from development.
SHOMIAL AHMAD
In a little house on the prairie, environmentalist Jarid Manos unrolled map after map, showing where nearly 2,000 acres of almost pristine grassland prairie lie, on the edge of suburban Crowley.



A Degree in Inequality

MICHELLE PARSONS
I’m about to graduate from college, and, like most college students, I’ve learned a lot of valuable things I was supposed to learn and other things that I wasn’t. Some of those aren’t necessarily so wort...


Bio-Flop

Static
Poor Ed. It’s not always been easy – or profitable – for this city’s favorite billionaire to play God.



The Flaming Heart

Why should gays be denied the pleasures of Catholic guilt?
Jimmy Fowler
On the recent April night when I became a Catholic, my feet hurt like hell.


Yawn Radio

MARK K. CAMPBELL
I miss Bigfoot. It used to be you could count on discovering his latest adventures from Kevin McCarthy on KLIF. But, alas, no more.