Photo by Jeff Prince.

Crumbling Hopes

If these neighbors don’t replace a poorly constructed wall on their own dime, the city may fine them.
Jeff Prince
The brick wall along Chapel Creek Boulevard in far West Fort Worth is getting worse. This 6-foot-high, 2,000-foot-long privacy barrier between the boulevard and the neighborhood of Little Chapel Creek started falling apart not ...


Concrete War, Part II

Last month, Eastside residents killed (or at least postponed) a proposed plan to create a concrete recycling plant on the East Side (“Planting their Feet,” June 8, 2016). Seems like the prospect of busting up concrete, spew...

Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association greet each other at the annual retreat. Mustefa Ahad

Prayers from the Mountains

Local Muslims travel to national retreat, return home to spread the love.
Sometimes people tell Najm Saqib to go back home. But the Muslim American is home. Born in Pakistan, the 22-year-old business analyst has been an American citizen since coming to Fort Worth in 2007. At a coffee shop the other d...


Fort Worth’s Transit Future

Will The T’s master plan and TEX Rail move us forward?
Eric Griffey
On an oven-hot Sunday in July, the No. 25 bus pulled up to its stop at the intersection of Hulen Street and Camp Bowie Boulevard. The five of us waiting there stirred. We had been huddled beneath what little shade was cast by t...


Redbud Feng Shui

Driving along East 1st Street and Randol Mill Road these days is part reality, part fantasy for longtime East Side commercial realtor Jerry Barton. The reality lies in seeing dozens of young trees freshly planted alongside road...

Illustration by David Owens.

Court Doc

A family accuses an Eastside physician of malpractice. Others think he’s a blessing.
Madison Wilson
Diane Rimert wasn’t a great mother. Being great isn’t necessarily easy while battling mental illness. Rimert was bipolar. On good days, she would take her twin sons fishing in Montana, moments that the now-adults cherish. O...

TCU Center for Urban Studies directors Sean Crotty (left) and Kyle Walker are using academic research to positively impact Fort Worth residents and local nonprofits. Photo by Ryan Burger.

Community Driven Research

TCU’s Center for Urban Studies puts academic findings into action.
Edward Brown
TCU’s professors frequently conduct research that would be of value to the community. Mapping demographic trends, predicting child abuse rates, and measuring the potential impact of smoking bans in Fort Worth are just a few o...


2016 Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards

Fort Worth Weekly
Music Awards For this year’s Music Awards issue, we decided to do something different. Instead of a couple of sentences about each nominee –– all nine million of them –– we thought we’d take the temperature of the s...

What's next for Wendy?

Decent Deeds Done By Davis

While Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is making history as the first female Democratic presidential nominee, we feel inclined to ask, “Where the hell is our hometown feminist, Wendy Davis?” One minute she’s protecting ...

(From left to right) Jim Forrester, Susan Urshel, Ben Davis, Ann Stahl, and Sabine Renz helped their neighborhood get the building they think they deserve. Photo by Madelyn Edwards.

Standing their Ground

A neighborhood association wills its way into a developer’s conscience.
Some folks simply refuse to be overrun by developers. And to be fair, some local developers aren’t above listening to and working with concerned neighbors. In the past couple of years, neighbors around Camp Bowie Boulevard ne...