It’s tough being an environmentalist in Texas – not as bad as being a snowball in hell, but perhaps akin to rolling a very large snowball up a very tall hill, while hostile types shoot arrows at you from behind ever...
E. R. BILLS
On Oct. 4, 1992, an 18-year-old dental assistant named Marion Ploch was driving to work near the German city of Erlangen. She lost control of her car and crashed into a tree. Local doctors spent four days trying to save her, bu...
A Fort Worth hair-cutter’s plans may curl the neighbors’ hair, but he just keeps stylin’.
Sitting on the tiled floor of a former gas station on Montgomery Street on Fort Worth’s near West Side, Jake James is poring through a binder full of photos of glamorous women and their beautiful hair.
One of the best things about living in Texas is that it is seldom boring for long. Boorish, frequently. Boring? How can it be, when, not even counting the pecan groves, we’ve got more nuts per acre than any place outside ...
Laurie Barker James
Recently, a crowd of hardhat-clad dignitaries gathered in Arlington to watch the largest, heaviest girder being placed in the roof of the latest, greatest football stadium. Local television news showed Dallas Cowboys owner Jerr...
Some North Texas landowners found out their gas leases were just hot air.
While the Barnett Shale may be one of the largest natural gas plays in the United States, causing a frenzy among drillers and making millionaires out of many a small rancher in several North Texas counties, at least one group o...
In Azle, a haunted house scares the be-Jesus into people.
A young girl, driven to the evils of tobacco and alcohol by her mother’s refusal to take her to church, drops her cigarette in a trash can. The resulting fire envelops both her family and their souls. Why their souls? Bec...
Cities around the country are trying to make it a crime to wear pants in the popular hip-hop style, and Dallas is the latest to sniff the wind, so to speak. One school board member is encouraging the Dallas City Council to proh...
Fort Worth Star Telegram business writer Mitchell Schnurman called it “petty politics” and suggested maybe someone forgot to kiss a certain person’s ring.
Downtown’s western gateway is exploding — with ignition from the east.
If Fort Worth is “Where the West Begins,” then the road to the true west has always been West Seventh Street. Leading out of downtown and across the Trinity River, it has always been an important spoke in Fort Worth...