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The Good Fight

JESSE JAMES DECONTO
Five years ago outside the Walls Unit in Huntsville, on the night the State of Texas prepared to execute Lois Robison’s son, young photographer Scott Langley watched as she screamed and cried on the sidewalk.


Grasshopper, Clubhopper

Last Call
A famous Zen proverb says: “You are where you are.” In Clubland, a similar adage holds true: “The party is where you are.”



Lionizing Lone Star Art

Jeff Prince
At first glance, it’s simply a painting of a black gardener in overalls and floppy hat, tin cup dangling from his fingers, a gentle look on his weathered face. But it’s so much more to at least one collector.


Cell-Blocked

Dan McGraw
For Tarrant County Commissioner J.D. Johnson, receiving about $15,700 in campaign contributions from one group over the last three and a half years ain’t no big thing — he raised almost $300,000 during that period, even tho...



Pitfalls and Predators

Local police are wary of civilians setting out to help catch cyber criminals.
DAN MALONE
In the wee hours of the morning, she sat before her computer doing something that would mortify her parents. She pecked her way to an internet chat room for cheerleaders, a realm one prosecutor calls a predator’s heaven. She ...


The Panther Awakes

2006 FW Weekly Music Awards
FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF
This year is all about change. First off, that sleeping panther. If he had any remaining hope of snoozing on a downtown street, we’re putting the notion to rest. That cat is definitely wide awake. Second, take a gander at the...



The Flaming Heart

Why should gays be denied the pleasures of Catholic guilt?
Jimmy Fowler
On the recent April night when I became a Catholic, my feet hurt like hell.


Ken

Legend Shadows

Shannon Jackson’s jazz drumminghas brought worldwide fame— and hometown obscurity.
KEN SHIMAMOTO
The haunting music wafts out of the black-painted frame house. The notes have no trouble negotiating the double layers of wrought-iron fence, surrounding first the porch and then the yard of Ronald Shannon Jackson’s home. The...