Will Austin continue allowing lawyers and bankers to get rich off Texas’ elderly?
Residents and activists are looking on with keen interest as lawmakers in Austin are discussing new bills that could give probate judges even more power to place people under guardianship. For years, probate judges in Tarrant C...
There’s more to this beloved Fort Worth artist than society satire.
Nancy Lamb is a Fort Worth icon. If Facebook is a trustworthy barometer, she is perilously close to her limit of 5,000 friends –– she’s at 4,990 as of this writing –– so don’t try to friend her. Instead, like her pa...
The former Flickerstick frontman returns with a new band and a new (clean, sober) outlook.
Not so fun fact: When you’re an alcoholic at age 37, killing yourself slowly by downing pint after pint of Taaka, you’d think the final bullet would be liver failure. It’s not. When Brandin Lea finally awoke in the ICU at...
The oil and gas folks talk a big game about having bromances. They promise big royalty checks to communities and in return give money to libraries, parks, schools, and cultural events. It’s so sweet! They attend town hall mee...
After losing in Denton, the industry turns on the charm in Mansfield.
Nobody’s really happy. Not the residents of Mansfield who wanted major changes to the city’s gas- drilling ordinance. And not the industry, whose leaders decided to draw a line in the Barnett Shale sand after suffering a de...
Robin Hufford’s life has been spent at — and in — the piano.
The piano has left an indelible mark on Robin Hufford. From his earliest memories growing up in a small fishing camp on Lake Worth, the iconic instrument has followed him like a melodic theme running through a lifelong symphony...
Apparently the CEO of British Petroleum and the captain of the Exxon Valdez oil tanker weren’t available. Too bad. Those two would have fit perfectly among the list of speakers at this year’s Earth Day Texas set for March 2...
Nonbelievers aren’t just welcome; they’re the point at these events.
It’s not a Bible study group. It’s not a church. The Bible and Beer Consortium gets together once or twice a month to discuss cultural issues from a biblical standpoint, with people from any faith or no faith. And to have a...
Pardon me while I catch my breath. I’ve never been let go from a job before. I suppose it’s something just to be able to say that, after 40-plus years in an industry as volatile as journalism. Gaining new experiences has al...
There’s nothing theoretical about the damages that earthquakes are causing for North Texas homeowners, cities, and businesses.
The first time Cathy Wallace felt an earthquake was last Dec. 15. She was sitting with her husband in their Irving home discussing retirement when “the whole house started swaying,” she said. She thought the house might col...