Cover illustration by Vlad Alvarez.

Funding the Arts, Part 1

In a city with shaky financial support for music, dance, and theater, some leaders offer advice and insight into public, private, and corporate giving.
Edward Brown
Great performances aren’t the only things that are outsized about Fort Worth’s world-class arts groups. Funding is, too. While festivals by the Fort Worth Opera and performances by Texas Ballet Theater and others are almost...

A work crew prepares Fort Worth's coolest bridge for its close-up. Photo by Jeff Prince.

Color Us Happy

Fort Worth’s majestic West 7th Street Bridge cost about $26 million to build and is only two years old. So we were surprised while driving across the bridge this week to see the concrete archways looking rather discolored, pa...

Mimi Marziani met with Steve Wallace and other local lawyers to discuss ways to protect minority groups. Photo by Jeff Prince.

Texas Civil Rights Project

A litigation-focused nonprofit is setting roots in North Texas.
Edward Brown
During a recent speaking engagement in Fort Worth, Mimi Marziani got right down to business. The executive director of the Texas Civil Rights Project described the various lawsuits that her 25-year-old Austin-based group is ove...


Top 10 Censored Stories of 2016

From Big Pharma to more wars over oil, here’s what the mainstream media didn’t tell you this year.
By Paul Rosenberg with Terrelle Jerricks
Throughout its 40-year history, Project Censored has covered a lot of ground that the corporate mainstream media have missed. Begun by Carl Jensen, a sociology professor at California’s Sonoma State University shortly after W...

Direct Action Texas director Aaron Harris alleges that two prominent Fort Worth elected officials benefited from voter fraud. Photo by Edward Brown.

Harvesting Elections

Extra seats had to be brought in to accommodate the crowd of more than 250 who showed up on Monday at a Fort Worth Elks Lodge to discuss suspicions of voter fraud in Tarrant County. Among the allegations made at the meeting: Tw...

At Lena Pope’s art therapy wall, kids in treatment convey how they feel about themselves. Courtesy Lena Pope.

Project SAFeR

Kids and young teens with problematic sexual behaviors now have a place to turn to for help in Tarrant County.
Peter Gorman
It’s not a subject easily discussed, and it affects such a small portion of the population that most people don’t know it exists. But for those affected by it, it can be devastating. It is problematic sexual behavior (PSB) ...


Trouble Blooms at Garden

Fort Worth Weekly
Something stinks in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, and it’s not the newly acquired corpse plant that is growing in the conservation greenhouse. As mentioned in our August 17 edition (“Botanic Garden Growing?”), a recent s...

Kimberly McLean: “I thought I’d buy a lot and start a community garden.” Photo by Rowan Lehr.

Shoveling Love

Eastsiders and Wesleyan students breathe new life into Polytechnic Heights.
By Rowan Lehr
Eastsider and Texas Wesleyan University alum Kimberly McLean worked up a sweat on a recent afternoon while admitting that she knows very little about gardening. Still, she shoveled a small mountain of mulch onto her one-eighth ...

Cover by Scott Latham.

There Will Be Oil

Locals are joining a national movement against the Dakota Access pipeline.
Karen Gavis
Pen in hand, Tucker Dean stopped to sign his name. “I want to help out any way I can,” said the UTA drama major. “I just disagree with it in general.” The “it” he doesn’t like is the Dakota Access pipeline, propos...

A wild raccoon hangs out in a tree in Tanglewood. Photo by Matthew Brown.

Collateral Damage

Trash bandits get caught in illegal traps near TCU.
Matthew Brown
An unknown person or persons in a neighborhood near TCU has had enough of the local wildlife and taken matters into his or her own hands, much to the dismay of some of the neighbors. There has been at least one reported sightin...