Posts Tagged ‘don’

Fighting for Sanity

E. R. BILLS
In the last few years the number of suicides involving active-duty American troops has skyrocketed. In addition to engaging the enemy, a growing number of our soldiers are fighting themselves. And they’re losing.


Worn Out

COLE WILLIAMS
Man, was I looking forward to this. A CGI movie about live rag dolls fighting terrifying junkyard robots in a post-apocalyptic future? Sign me up. Different and darkly atmospheric, 9 didn’t quite look like it would be for...



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).


‘Rita Madness

Last Call
I’ve painted myself into a corner. A salt-rimmed, tequila-fueled, one-more-and-I’ll-be-on-top-of-the-table corner. In a quixotic attempt to find the 817′s best margarita (our Best of Fort Worth issue comes out...



Hard-Bitten

Jeff Prince
A hardwood chair, desk, laptop computer, and picture window are familiar friends to Dawn Irons, who doesn’t do much more than sit at home and write these days.


Just Lounging

Last Call
By day, Yucatan Taco Stand is a casual eatery serving up fresh, tasty Tex-Mex. At night, the place becomes Yucatan Lounge, a hotspot of DJ music and exotic drinks.



Spreading it Around

Static
Static’s old Stock Show-loving granny used to say, “When life hands you cow poop, make cow poop-ade.” Why life would be handling cow manure was never clear, but Static vowed to make poop-ade nonetheless. And s...


The Binge Conundrum

DAN MCGRAW
When I started college, I was 17 – had to wait three months before I could drink in bars near our campus in Chicago. Not to say we didn’t drink before we were legal, but we did change our habits once we hit the magi...



Parking Perils

Jeff Prince
A disagreement between a valet attendant and Fort Worth police has escalated to feud status, prompting a flurry of citations, an arrest, accusations of police harassment and retaliation, and an internal police investigation.


Canary in the Coal Mine Gas Field

Pablo Lastra
Richard Wilkinson spent his early years wildcatting all over Texas in search of oil.  During a stint in the Army in the ’50s, he fired high-caliber warning shots at Russian airplanes wandering into North Pole airspace. H...