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Troubled Waters

When U.S Rep. Kay Granger pushed funding through Congress for the Trinity River Vision project — anointed as flood control, but really an economic...

Taking Lumps over Coal

Environmentalists protesting the pollution potential of industrial plants — electric generating stations, cement kilns, whatever — aren't that unusual these days. So when several...

Losing Our (American) Way

The other day I heard on the radio an industrial-edged remake (by a band called Dissturbed) of the 1986 Genesis pop hit, "Land of...

Ahead of the (Criminal) Curve

The modesty of Tarrant County residents is known far and wide, but gosh, sometimes you just have to toot your own horn - especially...

The Tempest and the Teapot

A series of incendiary e-mail letters written by Tarrant County District Clerk Tom Wilder to longtime criminal District Court Judge Sharen Wilson last month...

The Dems Dig Out

It may still be too early to sing “Happy Days Are Here Again,” but some Tarrant County Democrats are daring to hum it under...

The Narrow News of Sports

The wide world of sports is more diverse and less overwhelmingly male than ever, but you wouldn't know it from reading the sports sections...

Abuse of Plain English

A Nov. 14 "pre-council" meeting at Fort Worth city hall would make an interesting case study for a semantics class. Assistant City Manager Joe...

Labor Dispute

Everyone checks out everyone else very intently at Fort Worth’s Day Labor Center. Walk into the waiting room and sign in looking for work, and...

Drilling Through Peace and Property

Carl Fors wanted out. The noise and vibration from the gas well behind his house were enough to make the plates in his cupboard...