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Covering Man Holes

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The manner in which we normally read the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s “Cheers & Jeers” section probably says a lot about our psychological makeup. What do you bet most people focus on the Jeers? And why not? The Cheers ...


Le’Velle: “I don’t like to write anything without substance.” Photo by Armando Conde.

Le’Velle Rising

This Fort Worth rapper’s star has risen quickly.
JEREMY HALLOCK
At 20, Fort Worth rapper Le’Marr Warren — better known as Lyric Le’Velle — has drawn comparisons to J. Cole and earned Leon Bridges’ seal of approval with his increasingly confident live performances. Some of his lyri...



Linda Guerrero (left) and her daughters Brianna (middle) and Jasmine are still dealing with the loss of the man they loved. Photo by Madeleina Gorman.

Leaving a Void

The 2004 death of a Fort Worth man leads to questions from his 13-year-old daughter.
Peter Gorman
On November 2, 2004, a young man named Robert Guerrero was asked by a friend to reconnect the electrical current to her apartment in Fort Worth –– the power had been shut off for non-payment. Guerrero didn’t hesitate: His...


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Achilles Heals

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How’s this for a pick-up line: “I’ll tell you a secret. Something they don’t teach you in your temple. The Gods envy us. They envy us because we’re mortal, because any moment might be our last. Everything is more beau...



Calvin Tillman, former DISH mayor, knows from experience that wells dry up rather quickly. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Gas Money Gone

The mailbox money that was supposed to arrive monthly for 30 years has dried up in the Barnett Shale.
Peter Gorman
When the landmen arrived in Fort Worth in 2007, they didn’t promise that every home owner would make a killing from leasing his or her land for natural gas exploration. But they did promise that every house would be getting f...


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Green Eyes Smiling

It wasn’t the Cannabis Cup, but this past weekend’s pot festival was uplifting.
Ryan Grounds
A couple of months ago, after hearing that the second annual Southwest Cannabis Conference and Expo was going to be held in Fort Worth –– Fort Worth! a weed festival in my neck of woods! –– I felt the sun begin to shine...



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There’s Something about Mary Lou

Fort Worth Weekly
Mary Lou Bruner seems harmless enough. The gray-haired, bespectacled grandmother running for one of 15 seats on the Texas Board of Education could have been a Golden Girl. The 68-year-old Mineolan, according to her website, mlb...


Cover photo by Vishal Malhotra.

Queen of the Table

Beer pong isn’t just for basements and frat parties anymore.
Brianna Kessler
Megan Morris stands at the end of a long white table. Her opponent faces her at the other end. Eight feet separate these modern gladiators. Money, reputation, pride, and opportunity are on the line. Morris tunes out every distr...



Some of the guitars you’ll see at the antiques show date from the 1920s to the 1940s. Photo by Jan Orr-Harter.

Vintage Guitar Nut?

These babies play great and also happen to be in excellent shape.
Jeff Prince
The annual Fort Worth Show of Antiques & Art has been offering everything from old toasters to Victorian furniture to porcelain figures to original paintings for more than 50 years at the Will Rogers Memorial Center. “Ten...


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Hocus SCOTUS

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While we send our sincere condolences to the large family and numerous friends of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died — peacefully and of natural causes last week after a day of hunting quail on a West Texas ranch ...