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Jeff Prince

Graffiti Artist

Fort Worth native Candy Clark is the Hollywood star next door.
JEFF PRINCE
The prospect of visiting her childhood home was making Candy Clark giddy. She sat in the passenger seat while her brother, William Clark, drove toward Chickasaw Avenue in the Polytechnic neighborhood. They’ve always been clos...


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Touching Lives

From a single phone line, Basheer Ahmed began building a major institution in North Texas’ Muslim community.
ANNABELLE MASSEY MALLOY photos by adrien P. Maroney
It started with a phone line in his garage. Or more accurately, with a phone call from a charity that led Dr. Basheer Ahmed to get the new line installed, along with an answering machine. “An organization called World Vision ...



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Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards 2013

That Low-End Rumble
ANTHONY MARIANI, Photos by Vishal Malhotra
First, thank you for supporting local music. As you’ve probably learned by now, the best stuff doesn’t always come from someplace else. Like, say, Brooklyn or Portland. Or Boise. Sometimes your backyard is as fertile an art...


Evan Hughes

A Perilous Grid

Cars on public roads must be insured. Pipelines, with their history of leaks and explosions? Not so much.
PETER GORMAN
They crisscross the country in a complex maze just below ground level, carrying flammable, dangerous, and highly polluting liquids and poisonous gases. They are capable of catastrophic failures that have killed people and devas...



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Victims of the Registry

Juvenile sex offenders get virtual life sentences for sometimes minor acts.
MICHAEL BARAJAS
When Allen and his girlfriend moved into their Austin-area house, a woman down the street passed out fliers warning neighbors that a monster had taken up residence. Their front door was egged, their cars broken into, and “peo...


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Dog Days

Activists say too many animals get sick and die at Fort Worth’s shelter. The city says it’s doing the best it can.
By Peter Gorman | Photos by Lee Chastain
Fort Worth’s Chuck Silcox Animal Care and Control shelter is a drab white cinder-block building in an industrial part of southeast Fort Worth. You wouldn’t guess it by the scant traffic in the area, but over the course of a...



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Shining a Light

An ex-city offical’s lawsuit shows how closed Mike Moncrief’s city hall was.
JEFF PRINCE
The Fort Worth City Council settled a lawsuit in April for $99,000 plus $1,125 in mediation costs. The decision served as a six-figure reminder of the not-so-distant reign of former Mayor Mike Moncrief, who ignored the city cha...


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Evolution of a Rebel

Despite threats and abuse, Sharon Wilson has become a one-woman resource for the anti-fracking movement.
PETER GORMAN
Don’t mess with Texas — TXSharon, that is, to use her online moniker. That’s the lesson the shale gas drilling companies have been learning since they got horse-riding, pickup-driving, fifth-generation Texan single mom Sh...



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Cellar Dwellers

A local filmmaker documents a historic Fort Worth music club.
KRISTIAN LIN
With the Cellar, what’s legend and what’s real …” said Giles McCrary, trailing off, implying that they’re hard to tell apart. He’s made it his job to figure that out, though. The genial, bearded 60-year-old wasn’t...


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Answering the Call

Randal Goodwin lost both legs fighting fires more than 20 years ago, but he headed to West to help anyway.
ANNABELLE MASSEY MALLOY photos by Mike malloy
When Randal Goodwin heard the rumble outside his home in rural Cleburne, just before 8 p.m. on April 17, he thought it was thunder. “We were edgy,” Goodwin said. “We were still reeling from the Boston bombing on Monday an...