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Cover07_30_14

Burning Passion

The prairie is in Fort Worth’s DNA, and environmentalists are fighting to preserve it.
NICOLE CRITES AND MELISSA WYLIE
A mammoth slab of concrete known as the Chisholm Trail Parkway runs toward the horizon on her right. A colossal, rolling pasture wishfully known as Fort Worth Prairie Park stretches to her left. In the middle stands JoAnn Colli...


Cover07_23_14

The Trans Frontier

Transgender folks want to be more than the T in LGBT.
JIMMY FOWLER W/ PHOTOS BY LEE CHASTAIN
Last June Time featured a statuesque TV star on its cover. The appearance of an attractive celebrity on a magazine was nothing new, of course, but this particular actress –– Laverne Cox from the acclaimed Netflix prison dra...



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To Breathe Free

Fort Worth is a major way station for young refugees from around the globe.
EDWARD BROWN W/ PHOTOS BY BRIAN HUTSON
As Ruth Brasier looked out across the large meeting room, she saw something she hadn’t seen in years: a standing-room-only crowd. As the recruiter for Catholic Charities’ international foster program, Brasier normally has h...


Cover07_09_14

Drying Up in DWG

Water and facts have a way of getting lost in Dalworthington Gardens.
ERIC GRIFFEY AND KENNETH KOST
As Steve Flowers walked along what used to be the shoreline of Pappy Elkins Lake in Dalworthington Gardens, he became sentimental. “That’s where I taught my son to fish,” he said, pointing to a tree standing in what looke...



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Eat, Drink, and Burn Bridges

Celebrity chef Tim Love struggles at Colonial, TCU.
JEFF PRINCE
Fort Worth’s most famous celebrity chef will begin spreading his brand even further this month with the television premiere of Restaurant Startup. Restaurateur Tim Love stars opposite MasterChef judge Joe Bastianich in the Sh...


Cover06_25_14

BACA’s Bear Hug

Bikers use their tough image to help support abused kids.
CHRISTIAN MCPHATE
The temperature was already in the triple digits that July morning in 2000 when the bikers, decked out in their scariest chains, bandanas, vests, and shades (and clean Levis) rolled out of various suburban garages, 24-hour dine...



Cover06_18_14

2014 Music Awards

EDWARD BROWN, JIMMY FOWLER, ERIC GRIFFEY, ANTHONY MARIANI, JEFF PRINCE, STEVE STEWARD w/ photos by Vishal Malhotra
For the past 17 years, Fort Worth Weekly has been celebrating Tarrant County musical talent by putting on the Music Awards, a popular vote for the best artists in town in categories as varied as rock and jazz, C&W and hip-h...


Cover06_11_14

Acting On the Frontera

In English and Spanish, Fort Worth’s Julio Cedillo has built a Hollywood career one role at a time.
EDWARD BROWN AND KRISTIAN LIN
Julio Cedillo learned early on that there’s a lot less glamour in the acting profession than most people expect. He’s spent 25 years building a career by mediating between Hollywood and his native Fort Worth, between hangin...



Cover06_04_14

Losing Lon

Burnam may not have passed many bills, but the liberal Democrat put his mark on Fort Worth.
PETER GORMAN
Being an outspoken liberal is not a good career path in Texas. But Fort Worth’s Lon Burnam has stood toe to toe with the state’s most conservative politicians and earned grudging respect from a lot of them. In March, after ...


Cover05_28_14

The Two Faces of E-(Cigs)

These days, who knows what the smoker next to you is actually enjoying?
MELISSA WYLIE AND SAMANTHA EHLINGER
Clyde, a longtime Fort Worth resident, enjoys smoking a little weed, but he’s certainly not one to spark up a fatty in public. So he was startled recently by what happened when he met a friend at a bar. As the two of them tal...