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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...


Cover05_01_13

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...



Cover04_24_13

Think Global, Eat Local

Co-ops, restaurants, and farmers are building the locavore movement in Fort Worth.
ERIC GRIFFEY
The wind was gusting so hard at the Ridgmar Farmers Market that neither hat nor hairdo was safe from its wrath. But Ashley Spencer had braved the wind to come buy local honey, even though she was still recovering from pneumonia...


Cover04_17_13

Musical Chairs at City Hall

Two council veterans are fighting their successors to get their old seats back.
Story and photos BY JEFF PRINCE
A couple of elderly women dressed in their Sunday best clutched colorful scarves over their heads and carefully crossed a slick parking lot during last week’s chilly rain. They’d just listened to candidates speak at a polit...



Cover04_10_13

Toxic Legacy

The tide of death and illness is high among former workers at a Northside coatings company.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Wayne Morris was as dedicated an employee as a company could want. For 13 years, he worked as a maintenance man for a small business called Southern Anodizing, which was eventually bought by Technicoat, a metal coating company ...


Cover04_03_13

Honoring Their Service

In Tarrant County, military veterans find a strong safety net.
LILY CASURA
These days, everyone knows — or thinks they know — the script for returning veterans. They come back from deployment and try to fit back into civilian life approximately where they left off. But the homefront can turn out t...



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Losing Babies

Fort Worth leads the state in a sad statistic: infant mortality.
BY SARAH ANGLE | Photos by Tony Robles
My baby kicked and moved until the day he died,” said Jodie Kennedy. She thought everything was fine. It was her second pregnancy. But her amniotic fluid was leaking, making her feel weak and dizzy all the time. She didn’t ...


Cover03_20_13

Third Annual Visionary Awards

ANTHONY MARIANI
Lauren Cross Lauren Cross is new to Fort Worth, but the Houston native is already making an impact. Along with creating multimedia art (more on that later), she is founder, curator, and owner of WoCA Projects, a new gallery and...



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Shale Game

A big chunk of the American economy is betting on the value of producible gas reserves that aren’t there.
PETER GORMAN, PHOTOS BY LEE CHASTAIN
The early days of the shale gas boom around Fort Worth were heady ones. Chesapeake tossed money around as if it were limitless. Need a new museum of science and history? They helped cover it. A sponsor for the annual Thanksgivi...


Cover03_06_13

Ranch Tradition: Hanging On

Texas cattle raisers aren’t giving up — but neither is the drought.
JEFF PRINCE WITH PHOTOS BY ROBERT HART
The tools of a rancher’s trade are scattered around the office in Saginaw. Leather chaps, spurs, dusters, bridles, and sweat-stained cowboy hats hang on hooks and racks. They’re utilitarian, not décor. Still, they give the...