Posts Tagged ‘gas’

Pocketbook Pileup

The only thing more painful than gas prices may be the toll-road hell Texas is about to enter.
Dan McGraw
Gas prices topping $4 a gallon. Freeways that have become parking lots – if you can get to them through surface-street traffic jams caused by fast growth, urban sprawl, and inadequate road planning.


Foot Off the Gas

City hall budgeters ignore the boom.
DAN MCGRAW
For the past year or so, economists have been saying that North Texas seems immune to many of the money problems facing the rest of the country.



Water Foul

An aquifer is at risk – along with property values, livestock, and dreams – after gas wells move in.
Peter Gorman
Brian Beadle knew something was wrong when the registered Boer goats he raises on his small farm near Grandview began swelling up just after Christmas.


The East Side Comes Out Swingin’

This group of activists fights city hall on everyone’s behalf.
Jeff Prince
Towering trees are among the many things that attracted Wanda Conlin to the Meadowbrook neighborhood in East Fort Worth five decades ago.



Blue-Collar Paradise

The gas drilling boom is putting North Texas workers on Easy Street – for now.
Peter Gorman
The $100 bottles of Patron tequila have been flying off the shelf at Two Bucks Beverage Center for the last couple of years.


Downwind of a Windfall

Air pollution settlement will provide seed money for “green” projects.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Generally speaking, when small environmental groups take on gigantic corporations, it usually doesn’t end well for the little guy – or the environment, for that matter.



Tree Fight Resprouts

The city’s gas well permit practices may come under court scrutiny.
Dan McGraw
When trees along the Trinity River across from Colonial Country Club fell to gas drillers’ saws last month, many who had fought to save the grove intact thought the battle was over.


Hot Water

Eastside activists join a growing line of folks worried about gas-drilling waste products.
Peter Gorman
The two neighborhood activists were worried that high-speed truck traffic and spilled sand from a gas well were creating dangerous conditions along East First Street, between the Trinity River bottoms and Oakland Boulevard.



Paper Promises

Some North Texas landowners found out their gas leases were just hot air.
Peter Gorman
While the Barnett Shale may be one of the largest natural gas plays in the United States, causing a frenzy among drillers and making millionaires out of many a small rancher in several North Texas counties, at least one group o...


Gas-Powered Politics

Drilling regulations are at the heart of the District 9 council race.
Dan McGraw & Betty Brink
District 9 on the Fort Worth City Council is one of the most influential districts in town — and one of the most diverse.