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Arlington Police: No Justice

On a sunny October day in 2011, Paul Balson watched out the window of his Arlington home as a car with three men in...

Leon Rausch Boogie

His 90th birthday party attracted a rather interesting crowd. The people milling around in a backyard on an October afternoon exhibited telltale signs of...

Remembering the Real J.R. Ewing

Sitting at his office in Dallas, Douglas D. Box, wearing broken-in cowboy boots, faded jeans, and a blue, pearl-snap shirt, looked as comfortable as...

Ticked Off at Ticked-Off Trannies

At a nondescript house in Arlington last summer, a showdown of cinematic proportions took place. Three women faced off against three men who’d brutally...

The Incredible Shrinking Star-Telegram

“Big mistake.” That was the typical response from management types at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram when I announced in February 2001 that I was...

Egg on the Edge

I’m on my back in a dimly lit room on the seventh floor of a Dallas research hospital. Though I can’t see it, a...

Scholar, fighter, mother

Last fall, University of North Texas undergraduate Darla Ray competed in a dance tournament. The dance-off among teams representing campus dorms was a part...

A New Kind of Wage Slave

Unless she's dying or recovering from surgery, a patient at the Federal Medical Center-Carswell must work. The hospital out on the banks of Lake...

Occupied Lives

From her home in East Jerusalem, Tanya Habjouqa occasionally hears warning sirens wailing. The Jordanian-born photographer and writer with strong Fort Worth roots is...

Back from the Celluloid Grave

The Fort Worth Film Festival began with such promise. The first movie it screened, on Oct. 23, 1998, was Rushmore, a Texas-made film that...