Posts Tagged ‘Tarrant County’
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CASA: Helping Children but Needing Help

As Tarrant County leads the state in child-abuse cases, this volunteer-centric nonprofit tries to keep up.
Edward Brown
Mick Rowland first met them two years ago. A 5-year-old boy and his 7-year-old sister. “The boy was getting abused by his dad, who wasn’t even supposed to [be around] him,” Rowland recalled. “Mom took off and didn’t w...


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FOES V. TRWD

Has the Tarrant Regional Water District met its match?
Steve Miller
The friction between the Tarrant Regional Water District and its outspoken foes has moved to the state attorney general’s office. Texas’ top law enforcement agency has been presented with a 2,500-word complaint that alleges...



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Fault Lines

There’s nothing theoretical about the damages that earthquakes are causing for North Texas homeowners, cities, and businesses.
Peter Gorman
The first time Cathy Wallace felt an earthquake was last Dec. 15. She was sitting with her husband in their Irving home discussing retirement when “the whole house started swaying,” she said. She thought the house might col...


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BLOOD on Whose Hands?

Family and friends want to know how Daniel Brumley died at a simple traffic stop.
Jeff Prince
At a time when outrage over the frequency of police shootings is growing regionally and nationally, the killing of Daniel Brumley on a brisk morning last month in Fort Worth passed by with barely a ripple. The Star-Telegram pri...



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Dream or Nightmare?

Fort Worth Weekly
Remember the story about the little boy who cries wolf too many times, even when a wolf is nowhere around? Eventually people ignore his cries altogether. The head honchos at the Fort Worth-based DreamVision Co. need to read thi...


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Open Scary

A murderer, a call for an armed march on Washington, and aggressive confrontations with police — what’s to worry about with Open Carry Tarrant County?
CHRISTIAN MCPHATE W/ PHOTOS BY VISHAL MALHOTRA
The masked gunman paces in front of the government building wearing black coveralls and a white ski mask. A large man, he towers over the other armed supporters waiting patiently for their leader to determine their next move. H...



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Election Day: Last Chance To Vote

Jeff Prince
Neither rain, nor sleet, nor gloom of distasteful candidates stays Texas voters from the swift completion of their responsibility to vote and to drive safely while doing it. Why is it important to vote? Gov. Rick Perry is stepp...


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Doggies in the Window

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It’s bad enough that Static wants another dog every time it hears a Sarah McLachlan song. But on Saturday, animal shelters around town are all hanging up “Free Puppies and Kitties” signs. If you’ve ever wanted to give a...



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Public Forum On Teen Mental Health, Drug Abuse On Monday

Jeff Prince
Health officials say half of all mental health issues start by age 14. About 75 percent start by age 24. Agencies such as the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Mental Health Connection of Tarrant County w...


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 ...