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Acosta’s battle against cancer ended in victory; his battle to win the heart of Kaitlyn, not so much. Photo courtesy of Michael Acosta.

Surviving Cancer, Surviving Romance

Testicular cancer derailed the author — but certainly not for good.
MICHAEL ACOSTA
I never thought this would happen to me. I was crushing on Kaitlyn, a beautiful blonde sitting on the other side of my English class at Central High School in Keller. When she laughed, my heart melted like the wax dripping off ...


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...



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Writer, Interrupted

A local boy had the world by the tail. Now it has him by the balls.
Steve McVicker
To paraphrase Steve Earle in his ode to the late, great Townes Van Zandt, what’s a poor Fort Worth boy to do? It’s a muggy weekday morning, and I’m sitting on the low ledge of the muddy, cigarette butt-filled courtyard of...


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The Legacy Grows

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Last week’s cover story (“Toxic Legacy,” April 10) stirred up more than just some bad memories. Back in the ’70s and ’80s, Fort Worth-based Southern Anodizing/Technicoat Inc., hired teenagers for jobs that included il...



A Victory for Prevention?

The nexus between pollution and illness may get more attention.
Mary Ann Swissler
They’re not co-pays or premiums yet there’s no doubt that polluted air and water exact a high price on our health. Still, the arguments over how to deal with that part of the healthcare equation have gone back and forth for...


A Pink Political Agenda

BETTY PINSON
In 2000, when I became a breast cancer activist, one of my first assignments was contacting the senators and members of Congress in my area to encourage their support for the Breast & Cervical Cancer Prevention & Treatm...



Stink on Pink

The Komen debacle washes up good and bad on local shores, and shows cracks in the Dallas charity.
BETTY BRINK AND GAYLE REAVES
“It’s a slippery slope, trying to pit women against women. There is no fiercer bond, no more irrevocable trust, than the common purpose we feel.” — Annabelle Massey Malloy, award-winning Fort Worth writer, regarding the...


Modeo Fund-raiser

Big Ticket
In celebration of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month (November), some upstanding young citizens have banded together to throw a party at The Where House to raise awareness of men’s health issues in general and raise funds for re...



On Jack Kevorkian, Death, The Duke

Jeff Prince
I’ve been meaning to blog about the death of Jack Kevorkian but never got around to it. “Dr. Death” died at 83 on June 3 after battling pneumonia and kidney ailments. Kevorkian was heroic despite his controver...


Modeo for Men’s Health

Big Ticket
If you’ve noticed a more than ordinary amount of moustaches around town, it isn’t just your imagination. Movember, a foundation dedicated to raising awareness and funds for men’s health, challenges men around the world to...