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A Chink in Novation’s Armor

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In the can’t-buy-good-news department, Irving-based group purchasing organization Novation, still under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice (“Hijacking at the Hospital,” Nov. 23, 2005), was all rea...


Freeze in Forecast

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Tarrant County commissioners will see their worst fears realized this week. The county elections department has been poring over a controversial petition signed by 43,702 residents.



Stayin’ Alive in Linwood

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This country’s most famous “survivor” may be that big naked guy who won $1 million but forgot to pay taxes and is now (presumably) wearing stripes in an Oklahoma pokey. But Cowtown’s favorite survivors f...


One Tough Tax-Talker

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Austin has its one tough grandma, but Tarrant County’s got her beat – we have a self-proclaimed tough Irish grandpa who’s ready to kick some butt and who let everyone know it at this week’s meeting of co...



One Man’s Trash is a Fishy Condo

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Think of it as the poor man’s horror movie – “What Lies Beneath … the Interstate.” And it’s coming to a screen near you.


Wilkes-Barre the Door!

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Journalists at the The Times Leader in Wilkes-Barre breathed a misguided sigh of relief when Fort Worth’s Richard Connor and a group of investors recently bought the northern Pennsylvania newspaper.



Loss of (Money) Down

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When the We-Love-You-Jerry proponents of the new Dallas Cowboys stadium in Arlington made their case for sales tax dollars to be used for the football monolith, the main argument was that all sorts of money would be rolling int...


Doggin’ the Cats

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Baseball is as American as apple pie, assuming the pie is stuffed with ster-oids, amphetamines, and gold-digging groupies in addition to apples. But how American can baseball be at LaGrave Field, where the Stars and Stripes bei...



Heavy Breathing

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There may well have been Junes just as sizzling in Cowtown before this, but for damn sure there haven’t been any years on record when the city had a red-alert ozone day this early – June 9, for you asthma sufferers ...


Lyda’s Story

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“At this point, she looks like she has had a stroke; her left hand is curled into a ball, she is hard and rigid like a board, is nearly totally paralyzed, has a feeding tube inserted nasally as she is no longer able to sw...