Posts Tagged ‘Tandy Hills’
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Decade Of Defiance

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Boy, time flies when you’re battling giants. Has it really been 10 years since Don Young first heard about plans to start drilling for natural gas beneath Tandy Hills Natural Area? Young’s heart sped up, and his gut churned...


VOLUNTEERS SUCH AS THESE FROM LAST YEAR GET IN SOME EXERCISE WHILE PERFORMING A COMMUNITY TASK AT THE SAME TIME.

Clean-Up On Aisle Nine At Tandy Hills

Jeff Prince
The Tandy Hills Natural Area would look a lot better if it were left natural many years ago. But nature was altered more than a century ago when ranchers and townfolk began fencing and developing the plains. Natural fires that ...



DON YOUNG WAS SURPRISED TO FIND A STRANGER WACKING DOWN HIS FRONT YARD WILDLIFE HABITAT EARLIER THIS WEEK.

Mystery Of The Mad Wacker Solved

Jeff Prince
After hearing about the Mad Wacker who attacked Don Young’s wildlife habitat, I decided to get all private investigatory. Young wrote down the man’s license plate, and yesterday I looked up the records, found the ma...


DEBORA AND DON YOUNG ARE THE PROUD PARENTS OF A NATIVE PRAIRIE YARD. (jeff prince file photo from 2006)

Mad Wacker Loose In Fort Worth; Hide Your Milkweed

Jeff Prince
Nobody is prouder of their front yard than Don and Debora Young, East Side environmentalists and unofficial caretakers of Tandy Hills Natural Area. Their yard is a canvas of native grasses and wildflowers that represent how the...



A KID DISCOVERS A WILDFLOWER (photo by Chris Emory)

Prairie Fest Illuminates Beauty Of Tandy Hills

Jeff Prince
If you missed last weekend’s 8th Annual Prairie Fest, don’t cry in your organic whole grain cereal. Crackerjack photographers are usually milling about and capturing the beauty and grace found in such abundance at t...


THE AWARD (photo courtesy of Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area).

Friends Of Tandy Hills Group Gets Some Dallas Love

Jeff Prince
The little nonprofit group that works to preserve one of Fort Worth’s most coveted natural areas won a Green Source DFW Sustainable Leadership Award this week. Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area was nominated in the category...



(photos courtesy of Don Young)

Time Again For Trout Lily Walk

Jeff Prince
That harbinger of spring known as the trout lily – a cute wildflower with perky petals – begins beckoning nature lovers about this time each year. Poetic environmentalist Don Young describes the wildflowers as “golden-thr...


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Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 26 Area churches and a Fort Worth mosque will be hosting events this week as part of the Kwanzaa celebration. The nonreligious Afrocentric festivities take up the week between Christmas and New Year’s, and they kick o...



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Don Young Is Bad, He’s Nationwide

Jeff Prince
You’ve seen Don Young’s name in Blotch and the pages of Fort Worth Weekly many times in the past eight years, ever since gas drilling became prevalent near parks, schools, homes, rivers, and lakes. Prior to that, Yo...


Buster Keaton walks the rails in search of his stolen locomotive in The General, shown at Prairie Fest, Sat.

Prairie Buster

Big Ticket
This year’s Prairie Fest has tripled in size, going from one day to three — one each in March, April, and May — to celebrate spring in Tandy Hills Park and the idea of building cities that exist in better harmony with nat...