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Wendy Davis

Davis Gets Help

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Not many people gave Democratic candidate Ann Richards a prayer of winning the Texas gubernatorial race in 1990 against the deep-pocketed Republican rancher Clayton Williams. But Richards pulled off a victory and became only th...


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The Unbearable Lightness of Being White

KEN WHEATCROFT-PARDUE
Once in the late 1970s, I was returning home on foot from a night of as much debauchery as I, a poor college student, could then afford, when I was stopped — it was about 8 a.m. — by a representative of the law. He waved me...



Zipcar, one of several new ridesharing arrangements, caters to TCU students and faculty. Brian Hutson

Ticket to Ride

Phone apps and start-ups are bringing new options for getting around Fort Worth without a car.
EDWARD BROWN
When Texas Christian University sophomore Kirina Awamoto moved to Fort Worth two years ago, she made the tough choice to leave her car in California. With insurance, parking, maintenance, and gas, the costs would have been too ...


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General Rick’s Hospital

The governor’s refusal to expand Medicaid coverage in Texas is costing lives and — even closer to his heart — jobs.
PETER GORMAN
Patters Barnes works two jobs, running the register at a retail store and cooking at a fast-food restaurant in Dallas. Neither employer provides her with health insurance, but they do influence her healthcare choices: Combined,...



The Stockyards certainly saw its share of discreet gambling back in the day, but no casinos. Jeff Prince

Gambling on History

Stockyards supporters fear that a new zoning scheme could open the door to casinos.
JEFF PRINCE
The man with the big cowboy hat who manages Leddy’s boot store in the Stockyards presents a sharp figure. Mark Dunlap’s clothes are starched and ironed. His white hat is clean, creases sharp. The store is immaculate. He run...


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Two Futures for Lake Worth

Dredging has brought new life and new questions for the 100-year-old reservoir.
JEFF PRINCE
A silvery fish jumps in the air, curls toward the sun, and lands with a splashy smack before disappearing back into the water. Not an uncommon occurrence at a lake, until you consider that this happened last week near the south...



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Blue Zone blues

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Blue Zones Project spokesperson Julie Wilson addressed the Fort Worth City Council last week, and Static kept waiting for Foghorn Leghorn to pop up somewhere and mutter, “I say, I say, son, that lady’s got more nerve than a...


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Ads Don’t Add Up

Fort Worth Weekly
Fort Worth resident Rodney Hill was listening to Sportsradio 1310 The Ticket the other day when an announcer said the news program was sponsored by the Tarrant Regional Water District. “It was weird,” Hill said. “Why does...



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Whistling Dixie

Confronting white society’s role in Ferguson.
E.R. Bills
This is a strange time in American history. I don’t recognize us. And by us, I mean white people. We seethe with hatred. We’re fed up and embittered. Things aren’t going our way, and somebody needs to pay. Someone deserve...


Treadway, right, with Corpus: “... the idea of sharing vows with 99 other couples ... sounded perfect for us.” Lee Chastain

Only Straights Need Apply

The Stockyards is planning a mass wedding, but not for just anyone.
PETER GORMAN
When Roy Treadway and his longtime partner John Corpus heard about a group wedding to be held in the Stockyards on Dec. 13, they decided to apply for one of the 100 available spaces. “I thought it was a cute idea,” said Tre...