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Ward Timber wants Region D’s natural resources protected. Courtesy Ward Timber

Flow Chart

Bipartisan resistance to a new reservoir could leave North Texas dry.
KENNETH KOST
A long-running battle over a proposed reservoir in Northeast Texas that is part of Fort Worth’s future water supply may be resolved by the Texas Water Development Board on Thursday, Aug. 7. When the current state water plan w...


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Burning Passion

The prairie is in Fort Worth’s DNA, and environmentalists are fighting to preserve it.
NICOLE CRITES AND MELISSA WYLIE
A mammoth slab of concrete known as the Chisholm Trail Parkway runs toward the horizon on her right. A colossal, rolling pasture wishfully known as Fort Worth Prairie Park stretches to her left. In the middle stands JoAnn Colli...



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Did Putin Poison Our Water, Too?

Fort Worth Weekly
Austin wants desperately to be weird, but the line between weird and delusional gets blurry when politicians are involved. First, Gov. Rick Perry practically accuses President Barack Obama of personally piggybacking all those i...


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The Spies Who Wouldn’t Stop

Germany’s trust in the U.S. is at an end.
GWYNNE DYER
The question to bear in mind, in reading this sorry tale, is: If Americans are, on average, no stupider than Germans, then why are their intelligence services so stupid? After the most recent revelations about American spying i...



Johnson: “We’re in the water-enhancement business.” Lee Chastain

Fearing for Beer

Drought could threaten all the stuff that brewers depend on.
ERIC GRIFFEY
The seriousness of the drought plaguing Texas and much of this country has been clear for a long time. Not to mention in other parts of the world like Tunisia, where crop shortages caused by climate change have resulted in civi...


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The Trans Frontier

Transgender folks want to be more than the T in LGBT.
JIMMY FOWLER W/ PHOTOS BY LEE CHASTAIN
Last June Time featured a statuesque TV star on its cover. The appearance of an attractive celebrity on a magazine was nothing new, of course, but this particular actress –– Laverne Cox from the acclaimed Netflix prison dra...



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It’s a New Day …

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Is there anything worse than someone coming in on the tail end of a conversation, then trying to add their two cents as if they’d been there all along? That’s a party foul, right? Earlier this week, the Fort Worth Star-Tele...


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Put Up or Shut Up

Obama suggests Perry use his influence to get help on the border.
DAVE McNEELY
President Barack Obama visited Texas last week for some fundraisers and a speech at Austin’s Paramount Theater. Gov. Rick Perry, apparently making another run for the GOP presidential nomination, pointedly turned down the ide...



Tarrant County College administrators are stepping on faculty’s toes. Jeff Prince

Unrest in Academe

TCC faculty members are working — quietly — for better treatment by administrators.
JEFF PRINCE
Faculty members at Tarrant County College are chafing under the reign of Chancellor Erma C. Johnson Hadley, a longtime TCC employee who rose from the post of instructor in 1968 to the school’s top position in 2010. Hadley bec...


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To Breathe Free

Fort Worth is a major way station for young refugees from around the globe.
EDWARD BROWN W/ PHOTOS BY BRIAN HUTSON
As Ruth Brasier looked out across the large meeting room, she saw something she hadn’t seen in years: a standing-room-only crowd. As the recruiter for Catholic Charities’ international foster program, Brasier normally has h...