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In Fort Worth, graffiti abatement is turning a problem into art.
MATTHEW MCGOWAN photos by Robert Hart
Standing behind a table littered with paint cans on a small Near Southside grassy area, Alison Letnes, a city parks staffer who oversees Fort Worth’s graffiti abatement efforts, smiled widely as she handed out cups of paint t...


Directing a Horror

Directing a Horror

A top local film society director was in prison before anyone knew of his kiddie porn obsession.
Jeff Prince
John Storm was introduced to Fort Worth Weekly readers several years ago when film writer Kristian Lin described the new leadership at the Lone Star Film Society (“Lone Star In Focus,” Dec. 31, 2008). Storm, the managing di...



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Second Annual Visionary Awards

Tim Harding, David Lowery, and Devon Nowlin are tops in our annual local-arts celebration.
Anthony Mariani
Here’s a conundrum: How can Fort Worth have such an incredible array of art-related institutions and not be an “art town”? (At least not yet.) Yes, there are arty aspects of the Fort that are the envy of many other, older...


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War on Women

Right-wingers may rue the day they launched their offensive against women’s health programs.
BETTY BRINK
In 1980, Dwinna Barker was a divorced mother in Amarillo who had just lost one of her two young children to Reyes syndrome. She had also been laid off from a well-paid job. “After two months of unemployment, I was lucky to fi...



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Still Riveting

Metalheads keep up the rawk in the Fort.
STEVE STEWARD
From behind the steel mesh and pipe of the Rail Club’s stage security fence, Homer Jimenez held a red raffle ticket aloft. The pudgy, silver-haired man waved it in the air, pushing up his glasses toward a pair of eyebrows as ...


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A Lover and a Fighter

Mace Maben’s Encore
ZACK SHLACHTER
Mace Maben hadn’t sung in a year when he got a call to join his friends Eddie Miller and the Heavy Hitters onstage at the now-defunct Ridglea Jazz Café. There wasn’t much anguish in the decision to take the offer — it wa...



A Potpourri of Poisons

Fake pot and other synthetic “drugs” are causing real harm.
JEFF PRINCE
Horror stories about smoking synthetic incense or potpourri were spreading long before Hollywood actress Demi Moore linked her famous face to the phenomenon. She went into seizure on Jan. 23 in Los Angeles, and a friend’s 911...


Stink on Pink

The Komen debacle washes up good and bad on local shores, and shows cracks in the Dallas charity.
BETTY BRINK AND GAYLE REAVES
“It’s a slippery slope, trying to pit women against women. There is no fiercer bond, no more irrevocable trust, than the common purpose we feel.” — Annabelle Massey Malloy, award-winning Fort Worth writer, regarding the...



A New Curve

Traffic roundabouts are here, but they have some residents going in circles.
Story and Photos by Jeff PRINCE
One of my early newspaper assignments was to stand on a median on McCart Avenue in south Fort Worth and note the number of motorists who wore seatbelts. Cars whizzed by, whipping wind into my face. I hunkered down and counted s...


Don’t Drink the Water

Drillers are furious about reports backing up claims of poisoned groundwater.
Peter Gorman photos by Lee Chastain
When Jeff Locker looks out over his 1,500 acres of land just outside Pavillion, Wyo., he remembers what it used to look like: three horses in the corral, fields of barley and alfalfa bending in the breeze. These days the view f...