Best Root to Mexico

With violence down in most border towns, Americans are once again flocking south of the Rio Grande for their dental work — as well as medicine, cosmetic surgery, good food, and cheap margaritas.
Peter Gorman
I wasn’t quite sure what I’d run into when I recently took off from Joshua in a rental car with my former wife, Chepa, and her two young daughters on our way to get some dental work done in Mexico. We were headed to Nuevo P...


Globe Life Span Shortened?

Back in 1994, Arlington leaders were calling the newly built Ballpark in Arlington the greatest thing since the Greek Parthenon. Tom Scheiffer said Texas Rangers fans would enjoy the structure for 100 years. Schieffer was part ...

Justin Arth signed with the TWU football team last month. Courtesy of Integrity Image Group.

Reverse Play

Texas Wesleyan goes back to the gridiron.
On any given day, you can walk around the Texas Wesleyan University campus and see students sporting t-shirts emblazoned with the slogan, “Undefeated Since 1941 –– Texas Wesleyan Football.” That’s right. Wesleyan hasn...

Cover illustration by David Owens.

High Waters

Lost livestock and unpredictable flooding are forcing Eastsiders to find the cause of the Trinity River’s erratic behavior.
Edward Brown
The rain began lightly. Julie Amendola knew to keep a watchful eye on the nearby Trinity River. Heavy rains had been causing it to swell so much that it would gush over the banks and onto her ranch. Located a few miles east of ...


Botanic Garden Growing?

A recent study shows the beloved Fort Worth Botanic Garden needs a transfusion of about $15 million to keep it from turning into a post-apocalyptic Black Forest. Deferred maintenance and a lack of sufficient funding over the ye...

“I sleep fine at night because I know I’m doing the right thing,” said Jennifer Olson, Protective Parents Coalition cofounder. Photo by Madelyn Edwards.

Libeling Lawyers

Two local attorneys sue local child advocates over Facebook comments.
Madelyn Edwards
Jennifer Olson brought a valuable person with her to meet me at a grocery store café for this interview –– her 6-year-old son. The brown-eyed boy sat quietly as I talked to his mom about a pending lawsuit against her. The ...


Cop Boxing, Ballin’

The crowd gasped at a recent public forum when an energetic young black man talked about how anxious he was when he was pulled over by a cruiser one night not too long ago. An officer approached the man’s driver’s-side wind...


¡Fuera Trump!

Our neighbors in Mexico are definitely interested in the U.S. presidential election — particularly “The Donald.”
BERT JOHNSON @bertedjohnson
At Mexico City’s historic central square, or zócalo, Jose Adan Garcia Canales was busy balancing a small pipe organ on a wooden peg. He turned its crank, and the instrument let out a shrill tune reminiscent of circus music. ...

Rotted door jambs and patched holes in balcony ceilings are among the obvious damages. Photo by Jeff Prince.

Apartment Problems

Though residents pay a pretty penny at Century Colonial Park and Gallery 1701, some say they’re being left high and not dry.
Jeff Prince
“Location, location, location.” That old adage fits Century Colonial Park Apartments to a T. Or to a tee box. This 350,000-square-foot complex on Rogers Road offers 257 units within easy walking distance of Colonial Country...


Fewer Free Rides

In years past, the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office has interpreted state law regarding bond forfeiture in a way that some people say favored the bail bonds industry rather than taxpayers. During the long re...