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Wild About Fees

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Say you’re a mom with two kids, scraping by while working a minimum wage job. A letter shows up in your mailbox one day saying you owe $300 to Tarrant County and you better cough up the dough. If you don’t pay, see, the she...


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Hemphill Street: Irie Times

Now that revitalization is underway, what will happen to Fort Worth’s last culture clash?
PABLO ARAUZ PEÑA
The King of Hemphill just got a job interview for a dishwasher position at a local restaurant. Today he’s getting free food from a group of local activists at the parking lot next to Eddie’s Fried Chicken & Beer, at the...



Bringing back Jill Scott, Mary J., and Lauyrn Hill: Fort Worth's Reagan James.

Friday on the Green Is Here

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Breaking news: Filthy rich people will do anything short of stash their money beneath their Bergères to avoid paying taxes, leaving the rest of us plebes with the bill, because we working-class types enjoy only raping, robbing...


Julia Rhodes looks for love again in Stolen Shakespeare Guild’s Persuasion.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 6 - Composers like Bach and Mozart have associated the key of E-flat major with the Holy Trinity because the scale contains three flat notes. Both of the works that the UNT Symphony Orchestra is playing tonight are in that ...



Zametz: “I’ve found myself to be a connector.” Photo by Eric Griffey.

Keep Fort Worth Funky

Now this local movement has a permanent headquarters and gift shop.
Eric Griffey
James Zametz was standing in the middle of West Magnolia Avenue wearing a panther suit and a purple “Keep Fort Worth Funky” shirt. It was a warm-bordering-on-hot Sunday afternoon. He waved to people as they passed by, liber...


Cover illustration by Melody Newcomb.

The Journey Continues

After beating drug addiction and homelessness, a local couple is battling health issues — all on newspaper deadline.
Peter Gorman
Last Saturday, the day before Easter, Stephen Karnes stood on the ground floor porch of his Southside apartment in The Villages at Samaritan House, a nonprofit organization that has been supporting Fort Worth’s homeless commu...



The grilled ahi sandwich was developed to pair perfectly with beer. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Afternoon Glory

This Near Southside gastropub’s small menu is big on creative, gourmet flavor.
Lauren Phillips
On a sunny spring day, when a brisk, southerly breeze is pushing pillowy white clouds across the Texas sky, even the most conscientious cubicle dweller is apt to feel a rebellious animus stirring in his or her nethers. Fantasie...


Davey Rayner’s tattoos come in handy at his new job. Photo by Ryan Grounds.

Tats in the Workplace

They’re welcome now more than ever but are still a touchy subject.
Ryan Grounds
Davey Rayner is getting ready for his latest interview. Like most job seekers, the 26-year-old Arlingtonian takes a shower, combs his hair, takes a shave, puts on a button-down shirt, and pulls on his “Fort Worth slacks,” a...



The Six 10 Grille is one of the few places in town that serves high tea. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Old School Glamour

Dining at the Six 10 Grille in the Ashton Hotel is a leisurely, mostly positive experience.
Laurie James
The Ashton Hotel is one of Fort Worth’s swankiest boutique lodgings for staycationers and travelers wanting to avoid the chains. Just adjacent to the elegant lobby, the in-house restaurant looks like it might be a secret jewe...


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The Foilies 2016

For handling public records requests so poorly, some government agencies deserve an award.
THE ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION
Last week was what’s called Sunshine Week, when open-government activists make as much noise as possible about the need for access-to-information reform, from the federal Freedom of Information Act to state-level laws such as...