Posts Tagged ‘energy’
Julie Wilson participated in a Fort Worth City Council pre-council meeting in 2008. Gary Hogan is at left, and XTO Energy’s Walter Dueease is in the center. Courtesy FWCANDO.org

Wells, Well-Being, and Julie Wilson

JEFF PRINCE
The hiring of former Chesapeake Energy Corp. spokeswoman Julie H. Wilson to lead a health initiative in Fort Worth has many local people astounded and confused –– but certainly not tongue-tied. Wilson’s critics don’t mi...


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...



More Bucks for Bidness, Less for Kids

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State Sen. Wendy Davis fought long and hard earlier this year to find a way to keep the state from cutting $5 billion in education spending. One of her proposals was to keep private corporations — particularly energy companie...


The New Thirty Years’ War

A global energy struggle has begun that will reshape our world — and North Texas is one of the battlegrounds.
Michael T. Klare
A 30-year war for energy pre-eminence?  You wouldn’t wish it even on a desperate planet.  But that’s where we’re headed.



Joe Barton: Not Too Bright

How many energy industry lobbyists does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
E.R. BILLS
Hardly a day goes by that I don’t hear someone around here complaining about politicians who are ignoring the will of the people or not measuring up as a representative of the people. Folks are all fired up and want something...


Tsunami Damage A Natural Gas Boon?

Jeff Prince
Jim Cramer, host of CNBC’s “Mad Money,” says the tsunami that hit Japan and damaged several nuclear-powered reactors will be the death knell for nuclear energy and a boon for natural gas in that country. ̶...



Twilight

This is scarier than vampires.
E.R. Bills
The 112th session of the United States Congress doesn’t convene until January, but the GOP is already flexing its ignorance.  


On the Green Prairie

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The cowboy life means long hours in the sun. And even after cowboys hang up their spurs and get enshrined in the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, they’re still going to get their share of solar exposure.  



The Power of Belief

Folk medicine practitioners bring a different kind of healing to Hispanic residents.
story by Peter Gorman, photos by Byrd Williams IV
On some mornings, Concepcion Arellano wakes up feeling unable to breathe. “My heart races and my body shakes,” the 86-year-old said. She calls the condition susto — “pure dread that is like you lost your soul.” When i...


Something Intangible Shines

Circle Theatre’s current production looks back on Walt Disney’s Fantasia.
JIMMY FOWLER
The story of the brilliant artist as raging egomaniac is an appealing one, probably because it allows us to see our worst character traits as somehow contributing to something creative in the world. Playwright Bruce Graham appa...