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To Save the Stockyards’ Living History

Looming development reawakens a preservationist spirit.
Story by Edward Brown Photo by Brian Hutson
Rows of dutifully preserved photographs in the Stockyards Museum are all that remain from much of Fort Worth’s early days. Several images capture the enormity of the meatpacking industry at the turn of the last century. Sprea...


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High on Wax

There’s a new, cleaner way to smoke weed. And it’s legal in Texas.
Ryan Grounds
Jim is not unlike many middle-aged people in Fort Worth. He works hard and pays his taxes. He’s proud to live in the Lone Star State. He appreciates his family and home and loves his job but can get stressed out at times. He ...



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Memory Master Forgets to Win

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If you’re ever looking for a wingman, consider Fort Worth resident Ronnie White. Thanks to the man’s impressive cerebrum, he can recall women’s names and phone numbers like nobody’s business. (It’s probably not his bu...


Wright: “The appraisal disctrict has been working all year to get the kinks out.” Photo by Jeff Prince.

A TAD Screwy

A new computer program is being blamed for some wacky tax statements in Tarrant County.
Jeff Prince
Local property owners might notice something peculiar about their tax bills this year –– they’re really screwed up. Residents are complaining about property tax statements that don’t include homestead or senior exemptio...



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Danger in Dilbit

A new tar sands study finds serious problems with the world’s dirtiest hydrocarbon.
Peter Gorman
A new study of the hazards of tar sands bitumen to the environment rakes the filthy hydrocarbon over the coals. Released in prepublication form earlier this month, the study wasn’t conducted by just any organization. It was t...


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Putting Stock in Preservation

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Thought the Stockyards was already “historic”? Think again. A large swath of it –– Exchange Avenue east and west of Main Street and north to Stockyards Boulevard –– is unprotected. It has been for decades. This is i...



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A Leg Up for the Homeless

A local do-gooder and prominent businessman are helping Fort Worth’s less fortunate find some stability.
Steve Steward
No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, the fact that America’s middle class is shrinking is undeniable. Families, single people, college students, and every other type of working, middle-income American in betwee...


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Just the Facts, Ma’am

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Fort Worth Weekly is working with a handful of interns this winter, which is why you might have spotted some unfamiliar bylines in recent months. Young writers, with their wide-eyed enthusiasm, spice up a newsroom, and in retur...



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Raw Deal

A Hill County rancher’s fine may not be the end of the raw milk saga in Fort Worth.
Edward Brown
Outside a municipal courthouse downtown last week, a dozen or so protesters held signs that read, “Cowtown loves raw milk” and “Don’t mess with Texas farmers.” A lot of the protestors wore stickers emblazoned with “...


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Dog Days

While kill rates are down at Fort Worth’s animal shelter, many activists say there’s much more work to be done.
Jeff Prince and Edward Brown
Figuring out why the Fort Worth Animal Care and Control shelter is packed with hundreds of animals is as easy as driving around town. The Eastside neighborhoods are a good place to start. Suzette Watkins, who owns an Eastside k...