Politics make a pretty part of North Texas a hell for bad kids, poor people, and anyone caught up in the criminal justice system.
In early August, 2006, Desiree Jamison, a 40-year-old former hard drug user in the early stages of a trial for leaving the scene of an accident earlier in the year, was sent to the Johnson County jail on a bond revocation.
Used to be there were only two things sure in this life: death and taxes. Now there are three sure things: death, taxes, and TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) tests. I was never a fan of the first two, but neither...
It was a dark and stormy night, and it sucked a big one. Last Sunday, the sky lit up like the crowd at a Phish reunion concert.
When young people start in the journalism business, the importance of five W’s is tattooed on their brains. The who, what, where, and when are the easy part. It is the “why” part of the job that’s tough.
New dress rules bring out the creativity in local high-schoolers.
You almost have to feel sorry for Fort Worth public school administrators. When they instituted a stricter dress code for high schools this year, their aims were laudable: Get rid of the saggy-bottom, droopy-drawer guy-wear, an...
The Fort Worth School gained a masterpiece when Olive Pemberton chose brushstrokes over Broadway.
Hitting the gym three days a week puts a snap in Olive Pemberton’s step. She knows about staying fit, having danced on Broadway and made Look magazine’s “Beautiful Girls From Texas” list in 1939. The ens...
Regular readers are familiar with the battle between rich and poor in Woodhaven, a neighborhood with gorgeous houses and a country club butted up next to two dozen apartment complexes that attract lots of minority tenants.
The redesign of a key Fort Worth bridge could be a sign of things to come.
The action a few weeks ago didn’t seem like any kind of bombshell — just a vote by a Fort Worth City Council committee approving a redesign of the West Seventh Street bridge over the Trinity River. The project has been on t...
The names on the DA fight card are the same as four years ago, but both contenders have a few new punches.
In the softly lit La Puertita, a former church that’s been incorporated into the sprawling Joe T. Garcia’s restaurant complex on Fort Worth’s North Side, the food was standard Tex-Mex-tasty, not too hot, not too spicy. Th...
E. R. BILLS
It’s getting darker earlier now. There’s a chill in the air and the nights have an eerie foreboding to them. It’s just a matter of time. Any day now, the signs will appear.