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Torn Apart

Another mother and her ward are separated by probate judges and Guardianship Services Inc.
Jeff Prince
A fun outing to a Fort Worth bingo hall on a pleasantly warm January afternoon was soured after Billy Mittel tripped in the parking lot, took a spill, and scraped his shoulder, legs, and chin. The strawberries and bruises were ...


Le’Velle: “I don’t like to write anything without substance.” Photo by Armando Conde.

Le’Velle Rising

This Fort Worth rapper’s star has risen quickly.
JEREMY HALLOCK
At 20, Fort Worth rapper Le’Marr Warren — better known as Lyric Le’Velle — has drawn comparisons to J. Cole and earned Leon Bridges’ seal of approval with his increasingly confident live performances. Some of his lyri...



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Green Eyes Smiling

It wasn’t the Cannabis Cup, but this past weekend’s pot festival was uplifting.
Ryan Grounds
A couple of months ago, after hearing that the second annual Southwest Cannabis Conference and Expo was going to be held in Fort Worth –– Fort Worth! a weed festival in my neck of woods! –– I felt the sun begin to shine...


Cover photo by Vishal Malhotra.

Queen of the Table

Beer pong isn’t just for basements and frat parties anymore.
Brianna Kessler
Megan Morris stands at the end of a long white table. Her opponent faces her at the other end. Eight feet separate these modern gladiators. Money, reputation, pride, and opportunity are on the line. Morris tunes out every distr...



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Whose Conduct Is Disorderly?

A Fort Worth man learns the squeaky spoke sometimes gets the hammer.
Jeff Prince
Paul Hicks strode into the Tarrant County Southwest Subcourthouse on an unseasonably hot Friday afternoon last September. The Fort Worth resident was there to help an absent friend with an eviction form at the Justice of the Pe...


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Northern Rising

Turbid North is back, with a more diverse sound.
Steve Steward
The last time I interviewed Turbid North, the Alaskan-born, Texas-based death metal band, was on a brief break from touring in support of Orogeny, a full-length album released on a notable indie metal label called Ironclad Reco...



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Faith the Music

Erin Ratigan
The dusty cardboard boxes of CDs, cassettes, and VHS tapes runneth over with the Holy Spirit. Two years ago, Cami Bradley thought she was doing her parents a favor when she agreed to dig through the expansive collection to thin...


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GRO at 15

With a new, countrified sound, Green River Ordinance is ready to go another 15 years. And more.
Eric Griffey
On a cold, dreary January afternoon, somewhere amid a neat row of bunker-esque buildings in an industrial area near Six Flags in Arlington, a man was standing in a doorway aggressively rapping over what sounded like the soundtr...



Photos by Vishal Malhotra

Marquee Buildings

They’re old, they’re (mostly) abandoned, and they’re here to stay: Fort Worth’s historic movie theaters.
Story by Kenneth Kost Photos by Vishal Malhotra
Like most American cities, Fort Worth is dotted with movie theaters. Old movie theaters. One of them, the Ridglea Theater, has been restored to its former glory. Another one, the Rose Marine Theater, has been modernized and rep...


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To Save the Stockyards’ Living History

Looming development reawakens a preservationist spirit.
Story by Edward Brown Photo by Brian Hutson
Rows of dutifully preserved photographs in the Stockyards Museum are all that remain from much of Fort Worth’s early days. Several images capture the enormity of the meatpacking industry at the turn of the last century. Sprea...