Posts Tagged ‘county’

Perilous Profits

Tempers and dangers are ramping up in the gas field we call home.
Peter Gorman
Ah, for the good old days in the springtime of the Barnett Shale boom, when the words “royalty check” were enough to get homeowners to sign away their mineral rights and everyone still thought the 3 a.m. screech of drilling...


The Dems Dig Out

One race does not a landslide make — so why are the local underdogs so happy?
Betty Brink
It may still be too early to sing “Happy Days Are Here Again,” but some Tarrant County Democrats are daring to hum it under their breath.



Leaving Johnson County

Politics make a pretty part of North Texas a hell for bad kids, poor people, and anyone caught up in the criminal justice system.
Peter Gorman
In early August, 2006, Desiree Jamison, a 40-year-old former hard drug user in the early stages of a trial for leaving the scene of an accident earlier in the year, was sent to the Johnson County jail on a bond revocation.


Curry vs. Moore

The names on the DA fight card are the same as four years ago, but both contenders have a few new punches.
Betty Brink
In the softly lit La Puertita, a former church that’s been incorporated into the sprawling Joe T. Garcia’s restaurant complex on Fort Worth’s North Side, the food was standard Tex-Mex-tasty, not too hot, not too spicy. Th...



Herded But Not Heard?

Kultur
Per the old adage, the revolution will not be televised — and it won’t be heard, either. If anyone thought that radio was owned by the political right, their minds were quickly changed this spring by Hispanics and their...


Water, Water … Where?

The hose might not reach far enough in North Texas.
Jeff Prince
The worst drought on record in these parts lasted for much of the 1950s. While city folks were discovering tv and cars with fins, North Texas farmers and ranchers suffered. Stock tanks dried up in the blistering heat, grass gre...



Annexing Trouble

Some who were forced into Fort Worth say they’re paying more to get lower quality services.
Peter Gorman
Cindy Owens remembers the night in chilling detail. Her daughter had been struck by a car. She’d called an ambulance and waited 45 minutes for its arrival. “It was nighttime, pouring rain, there was a lot of blood. We’d j...


Prison Bound

Some say the probation system in Texas sets people up to fail.
Peter Gorman
Ryan Peucker is nobody’s idea of an angel. He started smoking pot as a young teenager living in Joshua and Cleburne, dipped into cocaine and methamphetamine for a while, and in 1997, at age 18, agreed to help his friends pawn...



Six-Year Sentence of Frustration

JACOB TAYLOR
It’s been six years since Tedricke Gardner was fired from Tarrant County Juvenile Services for allegedly abandoning his job, and he’s still waiting for a chance to tell his side of the story.


A Whiff of Payback

JEFF PRINCE
Friends and enemies continually circle the political planet of Tom Wilder, a Republican mainstay who recently won his fourth term as Tarrant County district clerk. Supporters say he efficiently manages business operations in co...