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Let Them Eat Cake

Off with the heads of the poor.
GRAYSON HARPER
I guess the bullies will always be with us. Nowadays they’re targeting the poor. No surprise there. Bullies always single out those who are weaker, more vulnerable than themselves. Dr. Annette Bosworth, a first-time candidate...


Summers: “I see people’s artistic spirit, how strong it might be.” Melissa Wylie

Prairie Mosaic

A Fort Worth artist’s work will help teach ex-offenders a skill and a sensibility.
MELISSA WYLIE
With the help of 10 former jail inmates, Fort Worth artist Pamela Summers is getting ready to install a 240-foot mosaic “ribbon” for the city of Grand Prairie. It won’t be her first time working with those who have been t...



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Curing Gayness

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Want an e-mail box filled with hate letters and calls at all hours of the night? Then suggest to the GOP that their platform should include reparative therapy, a technique of counseling people to no longer identify themselves a...


Coates: “They wanted us to stop talking and allow them to network.” Courtesy Grant Coates

More Help for Morningside

A new joint project seeks to get parents involved in their kids’ education.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Two years ago, community leaders, philanthropists, and educators teamed up for an innovative experiment aimed at transforming the lives of children in a southeast Fort Worth neighborhood. That experiment is netting some positiv...



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Acting On the Frontera

In English and Spanish, Fort Worth’s Julio Cedillo has built a Hollywood career one role at a time.
EDWARD BROWN AND KRISTIAN LIN
Julio Cedillo learned early on that there’s a lot less glamour in the acting profession than most people expect. He’s spent 25 years building a career by mediating between Hollywood and his native Fort Worth, between hangin...


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Fifty Shades Of Fightin’

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Looks like Fort Worth Weekly has stirred up another hornet’s nest, but isn’t that why you love this frisky little rag? The Weekly profiled two Arlington women who said they were done out of their share of the Fifty Shades o...



(Left to right) Benyam, Sam, and Tedros plan to introduce Ethiopian cuisine to Cowtown. Jeff Prince

Ethiopia to Camp Bowie

An immigrant’s dream will bring a new cuisine to Fort Worth.
JEFF PRINCE
Things seldom come easy for Samson Yosef, a man who escaped the Red Terror in his homeland of Ethiopia and immigrated to the United States in 1988. He’s worked double shifts ever since, juggling a series of grueling jobs. The...


U.S. President George W. Bush waves upon arrival at RAF Aldg

Re-Greening the Shrub

Hindsight is too kind.
KEN WHEATCROFT-PARDUE
It’s official. Texas’ own Dubya is back, hinting at a dirty joke at a civil rights conference, leading wounded warriors on a 100K bike ride, and becoming well known in retirement as a veritable artiste. For some Americans, ...



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Losing Lon

Burnam may not have passed many bills, but the liberal Democrat put his mark on Fort Worth.
PETER GORMAN
Being an outspoken liberal is not a good career path in Texas. But Fort Worth’s Lon Burnam has stood toe to toe with the state’s most conservative politicians and earned grudging respect from a lot of them. In March, after ...


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Cracks in the Frack Wall

SHARON WILSON AND CATHY MCMULLEN
If it’s a blessing to live in interesting times, those of us affected by the fracking debate — that is, all Texans — are well and truly blessed right about now. Within the past month, North Texas has seen: •petitions su...