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Death Lives On

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When John Holbrook put together a photo essay of Texas death row inmates for Fort Worth Weekly in 2008, he probably little suspected that its effects would still be rippling outward more than three years later. His eerie pictur...


Dunbar Drumbeat

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The news came Monday that the pinching principal of Dunbar High School, Doug Williams, won’t be finishing out the year at the school he’s led for the past four years. “We are going to reassign Mr. Williams to another posi...



Happy New Year

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What seemed like a dream home in 2004 became a living nightmare for Tim and Christine Ruggiero after drillers started fracking for natural gas just 300 feet from their front door in Decatur. Fort Worth Weekly and others wrote s...


Gas And Beer

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Fort Worth residents might have looked warily at the newsletter included with their November water bills. Water rates are increasing in January, and the city sent out a chart listing the amounts of increases. Every category of ...



Cracking the Code

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The Texas Railroad Commission this week adopted the rules requiring disclosure of what’s in frac fluid, thus carrying out the intent of legislation passed earlier this year. The rule “will require Texas oil and gas operator...


New Old Changes To Star-Telegram

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Static has been all aflutter this past week, waiting to see the new changes to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that Executive Editor Jim Witt promised in a column on Nov. 26. Anytime Witt starts talking about innovative changes to...



J.D. Granger A Tease?

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Last month, the Trinity River Improvement Partnership (TRIP) sponsored a forum at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden to discuss the merits of the Trinity River Vision project.


Hello Martyr, Hello Fodder

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The five Occupy Fort Worth protesters who were arrested last month for refusing to vacate a tent in downtown’s Burnett Park are proud of their mug shots. They don’t mind them being published in news media reports because th...



What Part of Yes Do You Not Understand?

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A Fort Worth-sponsored survey showed that most residents want the number of council member districts expanded from eight to 10 to provide better representation. Increasing the number of districts is expected to reduce the avera...


Clouds of Evidence

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A couple of years ago, when gas drilling critics pointed out that separation tanks and other facilities used to store or separate natural gas from water were going to be prone to lightning strikes, the industry tried to pooh-po...