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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...


Cover illustration by Jeff Drew

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...



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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...


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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...



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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...


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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 ...



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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...


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Leaving Islam

Friends she found on Twitter helped free a young woman from her family’s tyranny.
KENNETH KOST
Keys to freedom can take many forms. Samya’s was an iPod, a Twitter account, and a group of North Texas atheists. Samya is not her real name. The young Tarrant County resident asked that a pseudonym be used in this story beca...



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Compressing Agony

Noise is yet another painful payoff for gas-industry neighbors.
EDWARD BROWN W/ PHOTOS BY LEE CHASTAIN
Charles Morgan chose his home in Buffalo, a little town 70 miles southeast of Fort Worth, for its serene surroundings and solitude. That was 25 years ago, following first a career in the military and then in the Texas criminal ...


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Godmother to Rock ‘n’ Roll

“Ema” Rosenauer has wiped noses, kicked butts, and helped Fort Worth musicians to successful careers for more than 40 years.
JEFF PRINCE
The phone rings. A woman wearing a flowered blouse and black slacks rolls her office chair across the room and snatches up the receiver. “Ema’s Enterprises,” she says in a loud but friendly voice. LaVon Rosenauer has answ...