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You Are There

A few weeks ago, my oldest son told me that Afghanistan is probably in his immediate future. It was only a little over a...

Live from the Stockyards

It was 1998, and Tom "Buffalo" Kinzer, a Texas rodeo cowboy by way of California, was in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on business. Kinzer, who lives...

After the Shrub is Gone

Remember when war protests down in Crawford were as common as George W. Bush mispronouncing words like "nucular" and "subliminibal?" Now two of those...

Small Help for Small Wind

  The idea of harnessing wind energy conjures up, in many people's minds, visions of sweeping West Texas plains filled with massive windmills perpetually spinning...

Let’s Call the Whole Thing “Augh”

On a trip to Ireland some years ago, my brother and I checked into a hotel in Galway. The clerk asked for our reservation,...

The South(side) Rises Again

Sitting in the foyer of Fort Worth architect Bob Kelly's office, Eddie Vanston doesn't look like a big-time real estate developer. He's slumped in...

After the Storm I

Trying to decipher what happens in the closing days of the Texas Legislature is like being picked up by a tornado and dropped in...

House of Cards

When his boss Jay Chapa fired former city housing director Jerome Walker on May 7, he did it in a hotly worded letter outlining...

Told You So

It's not nice to say "I told you so," but ... in February I predicted that the United States would seek a one-to-one deal...

Turbulence

A flamenco dancer shimmied and snapped her fingers for the large crowd of local and state politicians, employees, and reporters who converged on Dallas/Fort...