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Marriage Equality Under Attack?

Aside from a handful of headline-grabbing efforts to oppose the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage (Obergefell v. Hodges), the country has...

Deal of the Day

A few years back, Texas actor Barry Corbin described to us how he and a late manager worked on a handshake deal between them...

A Real Pearl

That “Haltom” sign has looked lonely for years. Sitting atop an 85-year-old brown-bricked building on East Belknap Street, the bright red marquee hasn’t changed...

An Important Life in the Balance

After receiving death threats from a gang in El Salvador for refusing to join them in early 2017, Alirio Gamez fled to the United...

Toss ’Em If You Got ’Em

There will be happy people and unhappy people beginning March 12, 2018, when Stage Two of Fort Worth’s nonsmoking ordinance goes into effect. Passed...

287(g): County Posturing?

Around 45 people gathered in a classroom at Texas Wesleyan University’s Martin Hall recently to talk about 287(g). The first order of business: What is...

Holiday Blues and Reds

Staying the night in a cold, dirty concrete room isn’t the way anyone wants to spend Christmas, but that’s just what I did six...

Identifying Desert Bones

Near the border in Arizona, a corpse will start to mummify in less than 24 hours. “They don’t bloat. They don’t putrefy. They just desiccate...

Wild Hair

Difficulty finding certain divorce cases prompted Fort Worth Star-Telegram reporter Max Baker to dig a little deeper. In his Oct. 20 piece, he determined...

Bones in the Desert

In the desert between Nogales and Tucson, Ariz., the remains of three to five people are being found every week. “And that’s too damned many,”...