A work crew prepares Fort Worth's coolest bridge for its close-up. Photo by Jeff Prince.

Color Us Happy

Fort Worth’s majestic West 7th Street Bridge cost about $26 million to build and is only two years old. So we were surprised while driving across the bridge this week to see the concrete archways looking rather discolored, pa...

Direct Action Texas director Aaron Harris alleges that two prominent Fort Worth elected officials benefited from voter fraud. Photo by Edward Brown.

Harvesting Elections

Extra seats had to be brought in to accommodate the crowd of more than 250 who showed up on Monday at a Fort Worth Elks Lodge to discuss suspicions of voter fraud in Tarrant County. Among the allegations made at the meeting: Tw...


Trouble Blooms at Garden

Fort Worth Weekly
Something stinks in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, and it’s not the newly acquired corpse plant that is growing in the conservation greenhouse. As mentioned in our August 17 edition (“Botanic Garden Growing?”), a recent s...


Survival of the Phatest

The Man. He’s always trying to keep us down. Like when all you want to do is have a few harmless illegal gambling machines in your convenience store, he takes them away. Or when you paint a mural on the side of your building ...


Feds Crater Kratom

If you thought the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency was stupid recently for leaving marijuana on the Schedule I list, then you will think the feds are downright delirious for equating kratom with heroin and crack cocaine. And, yeah...


This Jail Has Gone to Pot

We got sleepy-eyed smiles on our faces upon hearing that the California city of Coalinga — an oil town in the conservative San Joaquin Valley — had sold its prison to a cannabis extraction company. What next? Snoop Dogg buy...

Cover illustration by David Owens.

Flood Help Coming for Eastsiders?

The Texas Water Development Board, the state agency tasked with providing funds and know-how to maintain Texas’ water resources, awarded Fort Worth $247,378 recently for flood protection. The financial assistance, part of a l...


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 ...


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...


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...