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Obsessed by Florence

Artist Tom Sale turns Florence Nightingale’s life into a vast and strange artistic adventure.
ANNABELLE MASSEY MALLOY
For Julie and Bruce Webb, outsider art is a passion. The Waxahachie collectors lecture and curate exhibits at universities and museums around the country involving the work of those iconoclastic artists. Beat-generation writer ...


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No Bluffing

Fort Worth’s David Benefield is living his dream: playing at the final table of the World Series of Poker.
SEAN CHAFFIN
The winner of the World Series of Poker’s Main Event leaves with a huge, diamond-encrusted gold bracelet worth probably half a million dollars. David Benefield doesn’t care about that. If he were to win next week, he said, ...



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Disaster in Waiting

Beneath North Texas’ water-supply lakes run pipelines full of tarry danger.
PETER GORMAN
Southeast of Dallas lie two major reservoirs that provide 80 percent of the drinking-water supplies in and around Tarrant County. Below each of those lakes runs a pipeline; one is 65 years old and the other more than 40. And bo...


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String of Pearls

Fort Worth’s award-winning Trinity bridges connect trails, neighborhoods, and history.
PHOTOS AND STORY BY ROBERT HART
From a moving vehicle it’s difficult to appreciate the bridges that span Fort Worth’s two forks of the Trinity River. Railings fly by, obscuring the river completely or chopping the view into slices like a flipbook. Is the ...



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Healing Moral Wounds

A Fort Worth center takes on some of war’s deepest injuries.
CAROLINE COLLIER
When retired Army Chaplain Herman Keizer Jr. comes to Fort Worth, strangers, seeing his Purple Heart cap, sometimes pay for his dinner. Keizer appreciates the pride and feelings of support that Texans often show to veterans, bo...


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Slimmer Streets

Forest Park Boulevard is headed for a diet, but not everyone’s happy.
Eric Griffey | Photos By Lee Chastain
In the fall of 2009, Mistletoe Heights resident Susan Pressley was waiting at the intersection of Park Place Avenue and Forest Park Boulevard with her two children and a neighbor’s daughter. Pressley was walking the kids to L...



Winning cover art by Art Institute student Jonathan Ayala.

Keep a Firm Grip on Your Gimme Cap

GAYLE REAVES
Pink tennis shoes or combat boots? It’s been that kind of in-the-trenches year in our fair burg and, really, the rest of the state. Still coming out of the recession, still growing. The Lovers of Air-Breathers contingent, tho...


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Egg on the Edge

Depression is at epidemic levels, and drugs often don’t help. Bio-energetics may be the next step.
GREG HARMAN
I’m on my back in a dimly lit room on the seventh floor of a Dallas research hospital. Though I can’t see it, a device roughly two feet tall resembling an oversized egg has been wheeled up behind me, its single blue claw-li...



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Who’s on First?

Fort Worth school board politics make foreign policy look easy.
Eric Griffey | Photos By Lee Chastain
The tension in the boardroom at the Fort Worth school district headquarters was palpable on a warm night in June. Trustee Ann Sutherland was to be censured that evening. The motion had been placed at the end of the agenda, so S...


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Grabbing the Purse

Texas’ guardianship law leaves the elderly open to abuses from a cozy system.
JEFF PRINCE
Dorothy Luck was enjoying the fruits of a lifetime of hard work: a well-cared-for house, a good-running Cadillac Deville, a million dollars in a bank account, another million in annuities, and a monthly income from investments ...