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Ears Wide Open

KEN SHIMAMOTO
The slight, unassuming woman, dressed all in black and seated at a table behind a laptop computer, coaxed wisps of feedback from an electric guitar lying flat in her lap, blending its tones with radio static and snippets of cha...


Falling Star

DAN McGRAW
When Gary Hardee got laid off by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram last June – a day reporters and editors still refer to as “Black Monday” – he took with him more than 25 years of experience in the newspaper...



Soul Chain

JIMMY FOWLER
The little business located at the intersection of two huge freeways was packed. It was Saturday night, and AJ’s Chicken & Waffles, open since last Halloween at the southwest corner of Interstate 30 and Loop 820 in th...


A Rahr Breed

DAN MCGRAW
Eren Reddick and his dad, Jim, meet just about every Saturday afternoon to shoot the breeze over a few beers. But they don’t do it in some local bar or at their homes. They do it on Fort Worth’s Near South Side at t...



We Are Doing It

JEFF PRINCE
Texas rural women are battling modern dragons to save some “country” for future generations. A drive through her Wise County stomping grounds with Sharon Wilson is like getting a battlefield tour from a guerrilla co...


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Renaissance of the Rails

PETER GORMAN
A winter sun was shining, but a chilly wind rushed through the tall grass between an abandoned building and the rail lines of Tower 55, the freight yard beneath the freeways at the southeast corner of downtown Fort Worth.


Cowtown’s Growing Green

Pablo Lastra
Fort Worth environmental activists have been struggling for years to save a few pockets of the tallgrass prairie that once covered Fort Worth, part of a living carpet that ran all the way to Canada. But who knew that the vanish...