Posts Tagged ‘companies’

Sacrificed to Shale

PETER GORMAN
Lloyd Burgess owns the Lucky B horse farm in Denton County. He made a good living raising and boarding horses there from 1993 until 2006, good enough to pay for a $350,000, 45-stall barn a few years back. These days though, it&...


Worth the Paper They’re Written On

DAN MCGRAW
A little more than a year ago, the Barnett Shale gravy train was shooting through North Texas at blinding speeds. Even while some residents were accusing the city council of surrendering Fort Worth’s future and environmen...



Healing Healthcare

John Q. Public
To the editor: As a physician, I feel I must write to you about the healthcare debate (“Healthy Debate,” July 29, 2009).


The Big Takeover

PETER GORMAN
It’s been a tough spring and summer for the gas drilling industry’s public image.



Travel Advisory

Cohe Bolin
A discount travel club operating in North Texas didn’t provide promised benefits to many of its customers, but its principals apparently have made the travel arrangements to get themselves out of the clutches of Texas cou...


The Big Picture(s)

Kultur
A touring photo exhibit perplexes, while the 817′s two major dance companies generate some ka-ching.



A New Kind of Wage Slave

Corporations are getting rich using federal prisoners as captive labor pools.
Betty Brink
Unless she’s dying or recovering from surgery, a patient at the Federal Medical Center-Carswell must work.


Beans of Wrath

You’ve got the whole world — or at least the lives of millions — in your cup.
ERIC GRIFFEY
In a five-bay garage tucked away in the shadow of Trinity Industries off Seminary Drive in south Fort Worth, the smells are a unique combination of grease and the heady aroma of coffee. Here, owner Marvin Rodak and his crew rep...



The Gasfather

If the mayor is making thousands of dollars off gas companies, why is he still voting on their requests at city hall?
Jeff Prince
A one-page memo went out from Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief to neighborhood groups last month seeking nominations for the city’s ethics review committee. Moncrief ended the letter by thanking people for their assistance “i...


Brave New Broadcasting World

KAY MILLS
So you’ve refused to become a tv addict, glued to the tube for every re-run of The Sopranos or new episode of American Idol. You’re happy with your old tv set that has no bells, no whistles, no TiVo, that’s neither wide (...