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Memory Loss

DAN MCGRAW
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.


Concrete Olive Branch

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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.



Cracking the Code

New dress rules bring out the creativity in local high-schoolers.
NANDINI BALIAL
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...


Portrait of an Artist

The Fort Worth School gained a masterpiece when Olive Pemberton chose brushstrokes over Broadway.
Jeff Prince
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...



Long Route to a ShortcutLong Route to a Shortcut

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Six years ago, some Fort Worth city staffers helped cobble together the Fort Worth Bicycle Blueprint, a plan to build 300 miles of bike routes on Funkytown’s streets.


Sticking a Toe into Transit Waters

The redesign of a key Fort Worth bridge could be a sign of things to come.
Dan McGraw
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...



Save the Magic

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.


Curry vs. Moore

The names on the DA fight card are the same as four years ago, but both contenders have a few new punches.
Betty Brink
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...



Turn on the Lights …

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The voice coming from the tall man with the oft-broken nose was unmistakable to anyone who watched Monday Night Football during the 1970s: “I’m Jeff and Hazel’s baby boy from Mount Vernon, Texas,” Don Me...


Auctioning Off a Dream

Texas Lil is selling her possessions to stake a new start.
JEFF PRINCE
Furniture movers were supposed to show up on a recent morning and haul off Lynda Farr Arnold’s remaining possessions, but the guys never arrived. Arnold, better known as Texas Lil, called the auction house to find out what ha...