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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...


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.



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...


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.


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.



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.


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.



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).