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Potential brewpub owner Eric Addison gets a signature to his petition from a fellow Benbook resident. Photo by Kayla Stigall.

Brewery-Free Benbrook?

An aspiring brewpub owner/operator has run into some snags. And “church people.”
Edward Brown
Eric Addison loves his adopted hometown. He moved to Benbrook from Los Angeles a year-and-a-half ago with his wife Giancarla to open a brewery. The suburb that borders southwest Fort Worth allows him to live near open fields an...


Kathryn Everest: “It’s very difficult to get suicide as the official manner of death unless a parent gives permission. And with the stigma of suicide, and in some cases religious beliefs of the parent or parents, there are probably a number of deaths by suicide that are ruled as accidental deaths.” Photo by Ryan Burger.

Suicide Prevention 101

Too many Tarrant County kids are taking their own lives say social workers.
Peter Gorman
Teen, preteen, and young adult suicides: It’s a topic that crops up now and then in news cycles but one that should be getting a lot more attention, say several Tarrant County social workers and counselors, because it’s mor...



Dalworthington Gardens council meetings are now a hot ticket.

The Real DWG

Dalworthington Gardens’ outgoing mayor continues fielding accusations of wrongdoing.
Kenneth Kost
Dalworthington Gardens isn’t the working title of the next daytime soap opera, but it very well could be. In Episode 1, Kimberly Fitzpatrick beat now former mayor Michael Tedder in a landslide on election night last week, to ...


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Homeless Movie Night

A faith-based nonprofit attempts to bring some normalcy to lives that are anything but.
Erin Ratigan
Kevin McFarland has been living on the streets for three years. He’s tried shelters but doesn’t like them. When he’s not working as a day laborer, he spends most of his time taking care of Monique, his pregnant fiancée, ...



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Ducks of Death

Construction around a Bedford lake has left countless small animals stranded or worse.
Edward Brown
The other day at Bedford Boys Ranch Lake, a jogger was momentarily distracted by a dead duck floating on the surface nearby. “That’s pond life,” the jogger joked, motoring past. But is it? Over the past nine months, more ...


The wall behind Jim Strachan’s house is falling apart and could cost tens of thousands of dollars to replace. Photo by Jeff Prince.

A Large Bill

Fort Worth says residents are responsible for their falling wall.
Jeff Prince
Getting by on a fixed income means Jim Strachan doesn’t have much wiggle room when hit with an unexpected bill –– particularly a bill that could cost tens of thousands of dollars. But if the City of Fort Worth has its way...



Zametz: “I’ve found myself to be a connector.” Photo by Eric Griffey.

Keep Fort Worth Funky

Now this local movement has a permanent headquarters and gift shop.
Eric Griffey
James Zametz was standing in the middle of West Magnolia Avenue wearing a panther suit and a purple “Keep Fort Worth Funky” shirt. It was a warm-bordering-on-hot Sunday afternoon. He waved to people as they passed by, liber...


Davey Rayner’s tattoos come in handy at his new job. Photo by Ryan Grounds.

Tats in the Workplace

They’re welcome now more than ever but are still a touchy subject.
Ryan Grounds
Davey Rayner is getting ready for his latest interview. Like most job seekers, the 26-year-old Arlingtonian takes a shower, combs his hair, takes a shave, puts on a button-down shirt, and pulls on his “Fort Worth slacks,” a...



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Fort Worth’s First Senior Playground Coming?

Age-friendly outdoor spaces are all the rage.
Edward Brown
As outreach and advocacy director for AARP, Carmel Snyder represents a population that rarely makes waves in Fort Worth City Hall. While limited food access and a lack in public transportation affect tens of thousands of Fort W...


Matthew Carroll sanding the plaster frame. Photo by Erin Ratigan.

Fueling Tomorrow

A UNT team will join hundreds of other students to try to bring the automotive industry into the 21st century.
Erin Ratigan
Every April since 2006, students from all over North and South America flock to Detroit, Mich., with a shared purpose: to change the future of the automotive industry by competing in the Shell Eco-marathon Americas. The contest...