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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. ...


Anthony Mariani is now editor.

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...


Marion Patton, who was homeless for three years, is desperate to go full-time at the job she loves. Photo by Jordan Ricaurte.

The Bare Minimum

Texas lives off low-wage workers but does little to help them escape poverty.
Sarah Angle
Her eyes are aquamarine, piercing but kind. Like the color of the sea before it washes up onto the beach. Those eyes have seen homelessness, heartache, and the daily needs of three little people who call her Mommy. She wishes h...



“He was turning in receipts almost on napkins,” said Trae Fowler.

Haltom City Scars

City leaders hope an audit of a failed development enterprise will close the door on the past.
Peter Gorman
A plan to give Haltom City a facelift that wound up nearly tearing the place apart is under scrutiny. City leaders are hoping that by the time the dust settles, old wounds will finally begin to heal. “I certainly hope that wh...


Stockyards stakeholders say, “What in the Sam Hill is going on?” Photo by Jeff Prince.

Stockyards Secrets

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Well, that went over like a cow chip on a wedding cake. Last week at River Ranch in the Stockyards, about 100 people, a city official or two, and a paid consultant gathered to talk about Stockyards architecture and design. The ...



Decimated trees along East 1st Street. Photo by Don Young.

Timber!

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Only a few people heard the sound of workers knocking over huge old-growth trees along East 1st Street a few weeks ago. Not many people live nearby or drive that road. The noise was more prominent on social media after Eastside...


Senator John Whitmire.

Truancy Examined

Texas has treated truancy as a criminal offense, but that might change.
Peter Gorman
Instead of being labeled a criminal for life, Texas kids who show up late to school or skip classes entirely might end up performing some sort of community service if John Whitmire has his way. The Democratic state senator from...