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Photos by Vishal Malhotra

Marquee Buildings

They’re old, they’re (mostly) abandoned, and they’re here to stay: Fort Worth’s historic movie theaters.
Story by Kenneth Kost Photos by Vishal Malhotra
Like most American cities, Fort Worth is dotted with movie theaters. Old movie theaters. One of them, the Ridglea Theater, has been restored to its former glory. Another one, the Rose Marine Theater, has been modernized and rep...


Photo by State Rep. Ramon Romero

Stock Show Parade or Klan Rally?

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Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo officials are barring people from displaying the Confederate battle flag at official events from now on. The ban included participants at last Saturday’s downtown parade that drew thousands o...



Wilbur and Babby loved the backyard slop. The neighbors? Not so much. Photo by Ryan Grounds.

Green Acres on Camp Bowie

A horse, two pigs, two dogs, and a handful of cats come between two neighbors.
Ryan Grounds
Like most hardworking 18-year-olds, Emily Price wants to move into a place of her own. She wants to stay in Fort Worth, where she works as a waitress. She would love a two-bed/two-bath house with a little bit of land. Not too l...


Genma Holmes poses with Congressional Gold Medal recipient Mark McCann Sr., one of the first black Marines. Holmes profiled McCann in the magazine she produced. Courtesy of Genma Holmes.

Glossy Showdown

A legal battle over a magazines — and thousands of dollars — is playing out in Fort Worth and Nashville.
Jeff Prince
Jim Austin and wife Gloria are often seen at public and private events around town dressed in Western attire, promoting their annual Cowboys of Color Rodeo, their museum (National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum), and var...



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To Save the Stockyards’ Living History

Looming development reawakens a preservationist spirit.
Story by Edward Brown Photo by Brian Hutson
Rows of dutifully preserved photographs in the Stockyards Museum are all that remain from much of Fort Worth’s early days. Several images capture the enormity of the meatpacking industry at the turn of the last century. Sprea...


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High on Wax

There’s a new, cleaner way to smoke weed. And it’s legal in Texas.
Ryan Grounds
Jim is not unlike many middle-aged people in Fort Worth. He works hard and pays his taxes. He’s proud to live in the Lone Star State. He appreciates his family and home and loves his job but can get stressed out at times. He ...



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Memory Master Forgets to Win

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If you’re ever looking for a wingman, consider Fort Worth resident Ronnie White. Thanks to the man’s impressive cerebrum, he can recall women’s names and phone numbers like nobody’s business. (It’s probably not his bu...


Wright: “The appraisal disctrict has been working all year to get the kinks out.” Photo by Jeff Prince.

A TAD Screwy

A new computer program is being blamed for some wacky tax statements in Tarrant County.
Jeff Prince
Local property owners might notice something peculiar about their tax bills this year –– they’re really screwed up. Residents are complaining about property tax statements that don’t include homestead or senior exemptio...



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Danger in Dilbit

A new tar sands study finds serious problems with the world’s dirtiest hydrocarbon.
Peter Gorman
A new study of the hazards of tar sands bitumen to the environment rakes the filthy hydrocarbon over the coals. Released in prepublication form earlier this month, the study wasn’t conducted by just any organization. It was t...


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Putting Stock in Preservation

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Thought the Stockyards was already “historic”? Think again. A large swath of it –– Exchange Avenue east and west of Main Street and north to Stockyards Boulevard –– is unprotected. It has been for decades. This is i...