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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.


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...



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...


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.



Bio-Flop

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


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.



As the East Side Turns …

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Supporters of the independent-minded Louis McBee were heartbroken when he was narrowly defeated by the establishment-backed Danny Scarth in the District 4 city council race on May 13.


Tear Down the Parking Lots

Kendall McCook
On a fresh green late spring morning, I thought of young people working alongside their elders tending pinto beans and poblano peppers. I thought of untilled, fertile river and creek bottomland, hidden places where 10- and 20- ...



Downtown Hits Pay Dirt

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The Fort Worth establishment had its prayers answered (assuming those folks can still pray without being struck by lightning).


Oh Say, Can You Hear?

DAN MCGRAW
In 1983, I was sitting on the couch at my father’s house watching the National Basketball Association All-Star game in Los Angeles. Don’t remember much about the game, but I do remember the national anthem.