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Habits on Horseback

Habits on Horseback

A South Texas rodeo queen became a hardworking nun, educating children from California to Tanzania.
Karen Gavis
A swanky Western jacket hung nearby as Sister Camella Menotti, 84, thumbed through a folder filled with old photographs and newspaper clippings. “We’re supposed to keep stuff like this. We put it out when we die. We have a ...


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A Short, Wild Ride

The Where House closes its doors on five years of wheels-off partying.
STEVE STEWARD
In the midst of the last show at The Where House, I looked around the room and tried to make sense of everything going on around me. This was two weeks ago, so my memory is fuzzy, but I recall watching Telegraph Canyon playing ...



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Tricky Therapy

A Weatherford drama school teaches more than just acting.
KRISTIAN LIN W/ PHOTOS BY MEI-CHUN JAU
They don’t waste any time at the Weatherford Acting, Film, and Stunt Academy, known as WACT. When I pay my first visit there on a frigid evening in January, I’m immediately directed to a seat on stage. I’m there to interv...


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Open Scary

A murderer, a call for an armed march on Washington, and aggressive confrontations with police — what’s to worry about with Open Carry Tarrant County?
CHRISTIAN MCPHATE W/ PHOTOS BY VISHAL MALHOTRA
The masked gunman paces in front of the government building wearing black coveralls and a white ski mask. A large man, he towers over the other armed supporters waiting patiently for their leader to determine their next move. H...



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Opening the Door to Polluters

Texas regulators have been weakening the state’s chemical exposure rules for years.
LISA SONG AND ROSALIND ADAMS
In 2007, Texas regulators quietly relaxed the state’s long-term air-pollution guideline for benzene, one of the world’s most toxic and thoroughly studied chemicals. The number they came up with, still in effect, was 40 perc...


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Retro Rocket

Leon Bridges blends R&B and Southern gospel in an old-is-new whirlwind.
STORY BY ERIC GRIFFEY W/ PHOTOS BY ROBERT GARNER
The recording studio looks like a shantytown, with its walls made of blankets and sheets held together by bungee cords and plastic clips. It sits on top of Astroturf in a huge room with high ceilings and exposed air ducts, as t...



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Music on the Edge

It’s a hard-candy holiday for those who put it all on the line for art and freedom.
JEFF PRINCE
The artist named Vincent couldn’t have had a good Christmas Eve. His head was bandaged, he’d been in a fight that day, and the police were on their way. He had very little money and wasn’t sure anyone would ever pay atten...


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The Campbells: Contemporary Classics

The first 40 years have been good for their gallery, the artists, and Fort Worth.
JIMMY FOWLER
Some folks do a good job of promoting Fort Worth by putting on tall boots and a big hat. Others do it in boardrooms and legislative chambers, in front of grand pianos, or on sports fields. For 40 years, Bill and Pam Campbell ha...



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Our Pints Runneth Over

Fort Worth’s craft beer scene gets heartier all the time.
EDWARD BROWN
The muffled sounds of laughter and chatter broke through the chilly, quiet air on Magnolia Avenue. In houses and condos up the side streets, neighbors were settling in for the night. But at The Bearded Lady gastropub, festiviti...


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Shale Math: Half Full or Half Empty

Either way, gas drilling’s gifts are full of questions.
JEFF PRINCE AND ERIC GRIFFEY
Her first royalty check hit the mailbox in 2008, and Becky Ferruggia was excited to see the amount –– about $8,000. Chesapeake Energy landmen had told everyone in her neighborhood that the gas wells would produce for 20 or ...