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Locking Up Water Rightsnew

In Texas and around the world, corporations are increasingly competing for rights to our most precious liquid asset.
Fort Worth Weekly  |  Jeff Prince and Eric Griffey  |  02-08-2013  |  Environment

Turning Off the Spigotnew

Texas has changed its tune on turning kids into criminals, but Fort Worth may be lagging behind.
Fort Worth Weekly  |  Eric Griffey  |  01-16-2013  |  Crime & Justice

Mimi and the Mannew

Wounded Iraq veteran Steven Woods denies that his pit bull Mimi, who has helped him overcome PTSD problems, bit an elderly man in his neighborhood.
Fort Worth Weekly  |  Eric Griffey  |  12-08-2010  |  Animal Issues

Downwinders on the Risenew

They financed it with baked goods and garage sales, but a North Texas environmental group has pursued its clean-air crusade for more than 20 years -- and won some major victories.
Fort Worth Weekly  |  Eric Griffey  |  08-20-2010  |  Environment

Baristas Say the Fight for Better Conditions is Uphill but Necessarynew

In December, Starbucks employees blocked the drive-through window at the company's coffee shop at Rosedale Street and 8th Avenue for about 20 minutes, in protest of the rising cost of their healthcare insurance, low wages, and a litany of other issues.
Fort Worth Weekly  |  Eric Griffey  |  02-09-2010  |  Business & Labor

Friend and Foes of Illegal Immigrants Deal with the Delugenew

As the number of undocumented immigrants in this country continues to grow, so does the volume of the debate over how to fix the problem. The controversy has no clear end in view, or even likely to come into view for a long time.
Fort Worth Weekly  |  Eric Griffey  |  10-10-2008  |  Immigration

Code Red for Fort Worth's Public Hospitalnew

Patients, doctors, and activists say John Peter Smith hospital is failing in its primary job: caring for poor patients.
Fort Worth Weekly  |  Eric Griffey and Betty Brink  |  03-07-2008  |  Science

Barton Scott's Bad Yearnew

The Mansfield, Texas, mayor's sex-offender crusade keeps getting punctured.
Fort Worth Weekly  |  Eric Griffey  |  11-09-2007  |  Politics

The Scariest News May be the Stuff You Haven't Seen Yetnew

This year's Project Censored articles cover issues so weighty that many observers wonder how they could have slipped through the cracks. "The civil liberties aspect of this year's list is personally troubling for many people," director Peter Phillips says.
Fort Worth Weekly  |  Eric Griffey  |  10-04-2007  |  Media

Panther City Bandits Party Like Irishnew

The lively Texas five-piece boasts a unique blend of punk, country, and Irish drinking songs; kind of The Dropkick Murphys-meets-Operation Ivy, with a little "All For Me Grog" mixed in.
Fort Worth Weekly  |  Eric Griffey  |  09-07-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

A Gay Cure?new

Things are getting even stranger in the right's campaign to counsel people out of their homosexuality.
Fort Worth Weekly  |  Eric Griffey  |  06-14-2007  |  LGBT

Texas Episcopalians Struggle to Find a 'Middle Way'new

The American-based Episcopal Church and the worldwide Anglican Communion of which the church is a part are engaged in a bitter struggle over the roles of homosexuals and women within the church.
Fort Worth Weekly  |  Eric Griffey  |  05-03-2007  |  Religion

Hardball: The Business of Baseballnew

Elitism and money have turned a summer pastime into big business that burns out many kids.
Fort Worth Weekly  |  Eric Griffey  |  03-23-2007  |  Sports

Beans of Wrathnew

The fair-trade movement is having a major effect on the lives of coffee growers, the entire coffee industry and in some cases the economies of countries.
Fort Worth Weekly  |  Eric Griffey  |  02-08-2007  |  Business & Labor

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