Anger over a Taser-related homicide has sparked creation of a historic coalition.
The parents of Michael Jacobs Jr., killed last April by a Fort Worth police officer wielding a Taser, have never been satisfied with the police department’s handling of their son’s case. But now, they believe, somet...
A small home at Eagle Mountain Lake could have a big impact on construction practices.
On a bluff above Eagle Mountain Lake sits a rustic-looking house in the final stages of construction. The frame “casita” (Spanish for small house) looks like a simple Old- West cabin. In fact it’s an ambitious...
Local baristas say the fight for better conditions is uphill but necessary.
In late December, a small group of Starbucks employees blocked the drive-through window at the company’s coffee shop at Rosedale Street and 8th Avenue for about 20 minutes, in protest of the rising cost of their healthcar...
Question: When does air quality testing not clear the air?
Frances Saperstein is 81 and suffers from Parkinson’s disease She taught in the Fort Worth school district for a decade before her illness forced her to quit at the end of the 2008 school year. But a stress-free retiremen...
Story and Photos by STEVE WATKINS
The half-destroyed brick buildings at the top of the rise overlooking the rest of the Fort Worth Stockyards have seen plenty of history. The old Swift and Company meat-packing plant employed 1,700 people during the area’s...
Joey Daniel Retana and Elmer Duane McMichael were lovers for about six years. For about three of those years they shared a two-bedroom rental house in River Oaks. They also shared a diagnosis: Both were HIV positive. Because ...
A local food bank that spiraled downward and finally crashed in 2006 amid scandal and debt is now poised for resurrection.
Military schools have studied the science of war for hundreds if not thousands of years. Serious scholarship on how to stop wars or avoid them is a lot harder to come by – but a group of women peace activists and North Te...
As avenues go, Carter Avenue, on Fort Worth’s East Side, is pretty modest. But a lot of North Texas gas drilling activists are hoping it will turn out to be the Ground Zero of something big.