Posts Tagged ‘817’
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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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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A Leg Up for the Homeless

A local do-gooder and prominent businessman are helping Fort Worth’s less fortunate find some stability.
Steve Steward
No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, the fact that America’s middle class is shrinking is undeniable. Families, single people, college students, and every other type of working, middle-income American in betwee...


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Getting Toasted

Steve Steward
You know what I think would be badass to hear on New Year’s Eve? An Iron Maiden tribute band (say, for example, Maiden Texxas) playing “Two Minutes to Midnight” right before the countdown to the next year. Take a moment a...



Wonders

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 30 - Dallas Theater Center’s world premiere of Samuel D. Hunter’s Clarkston (intended as a companion piece for a play called Lewiston premiering elsewhere in 2016) is drawing rave reviews from the area’s theater criti...


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Raw Deal

A Hill County rancher’s fine may not be the end of the raw milk saga in Fort Worth.
Edward Brown
Outside a municipal courthouse downtown last week, a dozen or so protesters held signs that read, “Cowtown loves raw milk” and “Don’t mess with Texas farmers.” A lot of the protestors wore stickers emblazoned with “...



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The New Normal

Steve Steward
When I was thinking about all the places I wrote about in 2015 (this was after I’d written last week’s Last Call), I realized that I’ve had a comparatively tame year of roaming around the 817’s drinking scene. You’d t...


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New Old Soul

Rosako’s offers a unique take on traditional Southern soul food
Lauren Phillips
Rosako Bailey is a man who loves to cook. You can see it when his eyes light up talking about his vegetable sides. You might hear it in his conspiratorial whisper as he tells you about the signature twist he applies to his clas...



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Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 16 - It was North Texas’ own Gene Autry (who hailed from Tioga) who first recorded the song Frosty the Snowman in 1950. Decades later, Casa Mañana is spending the holiday season by keeping the old chestnut alive and putt...


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Food Deserts

A coalition works toward bringing fresh food to poor parts of town.
Edward Brown
The scene looked nothing like the picturesque images plastered on billboards by the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau. Several dozen people with IDs in hand were in line in an open-air facility near a row of retail st...