September 17, 1999 |
From a hundred details of his daily life, it was clear that Larry Gene Ashbrook, who authorities say killed seven churchgoers before committing suicide Wednesday, seethed with hostility, distrusted neighbors and sometimes victimized the vulnerable, including his elderly father.
September 16, 1999 |
As scores of teenagers sang out prayers, a gunman opened fire Wednesday evening in a Baptist church here, fatally wounding at least seven people and injuring seven more before killing himself. Shot after shot echoed through the crowded chapel of the Wedgwood Baptist Church. Worshipers, thinking at first that it must be a prank, kept on singing. But when they realized what was happening, they dived to the floor and scrunched under pews, terrified and silent as the gunfire continued.
January 13, 1997 |
This Texas city took account of something that many other cities did not: that a much ballyhooed federal program to put 100,000 more police officers on the beat nationwide would stop paying the costs after just three years. So, soon after signing up for the program, city officials rounded up enough money to make sure the new officers would not just vanish when the three years were up. In fact, they helped pass a half-cent sales tax to hire even more police officers.
June 22, 1992 |
No two ways about it. The people here in Cow Town look off to the east, toward Big D, and what they get is a case of big-time suspicion. Ft. Worth does not trust Dallas any more than a rabbit would trust a coyote. The view from here these days is that Dallas was the slick dandy that tried to pull the wool over the eyes of the country cousin. And that does not play well in Ft. Worth. Not well at all. The object of this latest round of bickering is the mammoth Dallas-Ft.
July 6, 1991 |
A police officer captured on videotape beating a man in custody was charged Friday with assault with a deadly weapon. Officer Edward James Parnell III had been relieved of duties with pay after the beating Wednesday. He surrendered to police late Friday after an arrest warrant was issued, Ft. Worth Police Chief Thomas Windham said. He expected Parnell to be released without bail. The district attorney's office must decide whether to take the case to a grand jury, the chief said.
May 15, 1989 |
A former aide to House Speaker Jim Wright made a substantial profit by selling his house to a businessman who had benefited from Wright's work on behalf of a new Ft. Worth airport, a Dallas newspaper reported Sunday. John P. Mack, who resigned last week as an aide to Wright, sold the house in May, 1987, for $13,000 above market value to Rex Ball, chairman of HTB Inc. of Oklahoma City, which was working on an airport project in Ft. Worth backed by Wright, the Dallas Morning News reported.
August 30, 1987 |
The Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area, now the largest in Texas and the eighth largest nationwide, is aggressively seeking to expand further by luring corporate headquarters. In just the past month, Motel 6, the nation's largest chain of company-owned economy motels, and Heritage Media Corp., an owner of radio and television stations, have announced plans to relocate to Dallas. But the city's biggest catch came earlier in the summer when J. C. Penney Co.