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Calvin Tillman, former DISH mayor, knows from experience that wells dry up rather quickly. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Gas Money Gone

The mailbox money that was supposed to arrive monthly for 30 years has dried up in the Barnett Shale.
Peter Gorman
When the landmen arrived in Fort Worth in 2007, they didn’t promise that every home owner would make a killing from leasing his or her land for natural gas exploration. But they did promise that every house would be getting f...


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RadioShack Might Downgrade To Real Shack

Jeff Prince
If I were down to my last $62 million in cash, I’d be upset but could somehow squeak by. RadioShack, on the other hand, might soon be looking for a tin cup and a shady street corner. A recent CNNMoney article shared the s...



PEDROZA AND BEEBE MAKING SOAP AT THEIR NEW BUSINESS IN ARLINGTON. (Photo by Jeff Prince)

Two Local Women Sue For Share Of Fifty Shades Of Grey

Jeff Prince
Jenny Pedroza and Christa Beebe are suing the company that published the smash-selling trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey. The women told Fort Worth Weekly not long ago that they believe they were bamboozled by Amanda Hayward of The ...


The Big Bird

Fort Worth Weekly Staff
The biggest turkey in Fort Worth flew the coop in 2011, his tail feathers still singed from our frequent rounds of birdshot. Yep, Mayor Mike Moncrief resigned after eight years of running Fort Worth like his own personal fiefdo...



Say Neigh to Equine Suffering

Static
There was a time in Texas when horses meant the difference between life and death for people. Horses carried riders, pulled plows, and hauled wagons across rugged terrain. Horses were heroic. Nowadays they’re little more than...


PETA’s Deep Pockets

Static
Jesus surely loved a good fish sandwich despite the fact that tartar sauce wasn’t invented until years later. Mr. Loaves and Fishes himself once fed 5,000 people with only five loaves of bread and two little fish. That’s im...



The Guv’s New Math

John Q. Reader
To the editor: Gov. Perry has made his career running on a “no new taxes” platform [see story, page 10], but is it true? For years Texans have been paying extra “fees” and “surcharges” with the promise the money wou...


A High-Priced Can of Worms

Haltom City taxpayers are footing the bill for years’ worth of secretive city-hall deals.
PETER GORMAN PHOTOS BY TONY ROBLES
Haltom City has about 40,000 people and an annual budget of about $65 million. As towns go, it’s mostly modest — modest homes, modest aspirations. Those aspirations, in recent years, have included cleaning up the funky thor...



Paying the Piper

Static
Static is no stranger to large bar tabs. But the Fort Worth Police and Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission should really think about the one they’ve run up. In this case, they should stop hanging out at gay bars — it’s co...


The Deficit Monster

How did Texas get so far down in this financial hole?
STORY BY VINCE LEIBOWITZ PHOTOS BY JOHN OEFFINGER
In 2006, Texas had a multi-billion-dollar budget surplus. Under state court order — yet again — to come up with a school finance system that would provide decent funding for poor districts without unduly robbing from rich o...