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Under Par

As the golf world converges on Fort Worth this week, the wrecking ball looms over legend Ben Hogan’s childhood home.
Karen Gavis
Fort Worth is the center of the golf universe this week. That’s because the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, one of the oldest stops on the PGA Tour, is in full swing. But while everyone will be keeping an eye on defend...


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Twin Problems

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This week’s biker gang shooting at the Twin Peaks breastaurant in Waco prompted the North Texas-based chain to revoke that restaurant’s franchise. Still, the shooting that killed nine people and wounded about 20 is having a...



Protestors in South Texas march against ICE’s newest facility.
Steve Pavey, Hope In Focus (www.stevepavey.com)

Asylum Seekers Detained

As detention centers in Texas hold asylum seekers needlessly, the private operators rake in millions.
Peter Gorman
In response to 2014’s unprecedented number of women with their children caught crossing the border between Mexico and the United States —68,000 families — President Obama expanded on a program of family detention that had...


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Get the Cluck Out

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Few surprises surfaced in last week’s elections. Most of the incumbents skated to easy victories. But two losses stand out. The biggest upset belonged to Jeff Williams, who unseated Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck with ease. (Is...



Lopez: “Richland Hills would be taking on debt when we had no voice in it.” Photo by Lee Chastain.

Throw Mama from The T

Richland Hills and Blue Mound are worried they’ll be on the hook for part of an $800 million line.
Eric Griffey
TEX Rail, a 27-mile commuter rail project that would connect downtown Fort Worth, downtown Grapevine, and the north entrance of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, seems like a great deal for North Texas. The feds are foot...


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Are You Going to Scarborough Faire?

The Renaissance is still all the rage in Waxahachie.
Steve Steward
I haven’t even parked my car, and I’m already interacting with people in costume. Beckoning me to stop and pointing for me to park in a particular spot, the teenager is dressed in the livery of a local squires’ associatio...



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Failing Grades

Edward Brown
Eagle Mountain and adjacent Saginaw are probably the last two places in Tarrant County where you can escape the smog and hellish traffic that trap most of Fort Worth. People who live in Eagle Mountain and Saginaw are quick to b...


Members of the SMU earthquake research team install a broadband seismicity monitor inside a storage building in the Reno/Azle area. Photo by Hillsman Jackman.

A Range of Tremors

Fort Worth gas company rattled by earthquakes, legal rulings.
Peter Gorman
Shakeups continue in the gas industry. A large company experienced legal setbacks, and the authors of a study by a local university think they know what caused all of those earthquakes in Azle and Reno that began in late 2013. ...



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New Weekly Editor Named

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After a month and a half on the job as interim editor, Anthony Mariani is now editor. And under his reign of blood, terror, and proper pronoun/antecedent agreement, Mariani promises to retain focus on all of the things you love...


Hardy: “It seems to be slowly improving down here.” Photo by Jeff Prince.

Race Redux?

Signs point to an extended revitalization in Riverside.
Jeff Prince
How many times can a phoenix rise, for chrissakes? Fifty years ago, Race Street became a thriving business district serving East Fort Worth at the so-called Six Points intersection, where Riverside Drive and Race and East Belkn...