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GOOD-GRUB

Best Of Good Grub 2016

Fort Worth Weekly
Tour of Fort Worth Institutions Despite the seemingly endless revolving doors on West 7th and the slick come-lately joints headed for the new Waterside development, you can find some of our town’s best stories in the restaura...


Art by Kojack.

Best Of Culture 2016

Fort Worth Weekly
Critic’s Top 5 Exhibitions A solo exhibition, Jessica Fuentes’ Tree House Dividedat Gallery 76102 featured work in which the Fort Worth native explored the ethereal nature of dreams and memory via photographs, photo transpa...



Libal, shown at a protest over conditions at a federal immigrant detainee center, say private prisons must go. Courtesy Bob Libal.

Private Hells

The U.S. Department of Justice has ordered the Bureau of Prisons to allow contracts with private prisons to expire.
Peter Gorman
A scathing early-August report by the Office of the Inspector General on the quality-of-inmate-life in private prisons led to a very quick decision by the Department of Justice: Unless a new contract is “substantially reduce[...


Judge Pat Ferchill retires. Tarrant County

Controversial Judge Retires

Pat Ferchill leaves the bench after 35 years.
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Tarrant County Judge Pat Ferchill announced his retirement effective Aug. 31 after sitting on the bench for 35 years in Probate Court No. 2. Ferchill was two years into a four-year term that expires in 2018. He will continue to...



Cover illustration by David Owens.

Flood Help Coming for Eastsiders?

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The Texas Water Development Board, the state agency tasked with providing funds and know-how to maintain Texas’ water resources, awarded Fort Worth $247,378 recently for flood protection. The financial assistance, part of a l...


Hooters girls attended a hearing in Fort Worth this week. Photo by Jeff Prince.

Restraining Order

Urban dwellers worry Hooters will bring an unwanted element to downtown.
Jeff Prince
A group of protesters trying to prevent a Hooters restaurant from opening in downtown Fort Worth pulled out its own big torpedoes at an administrative hearing this week. Mayor Betsy Price, Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley, and...



Cover illustration by David Owens.

The Bright Side of #Kentrification

Laurie James
It seemed like a few people were grousing when Will Churchill and Corrie Watson, siblings and co-owners of the Frank Kent brand, started moving and shaking in the Near Southside three years ago. The pair started their alleged c...


Cover illustration by David Owens.

High Waters

Lost livestock and unpredictable flooding are forcing Eastsiders to find the cause of the Trinity River’s erratic behavior.
Edward Brown
The rain began lightly. Julie Amendola knew to keep a watchful eye on the nearby Trinity River. Heavy rains had been causing it to swell so much that it would gush over the banks and onto her ranch. Located a few miles east of ...



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Botanic Garden Growing?

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A recent study shows the beloved Fort Worth Botanic Garden needs a transfusion of about $15 million to keep it from turning into a post-apocalyptic Black Forest. Deferred maintenance and a lack of sufficient funding over the ye...


“I sleep fine at night because I know I’m doing the right thing,” said Jennifer Olson, Protective Parents Coalition cofounder. Photo by Madelyn Edwards.

Libeling Lawyers

Two local attorneys sue local child advocates over Facebook comments.
Madelyn Edwards
Jennifer Olson brought a valuable person with her to meet me at a grocery store café for this interview –– her 6-year-old son. The brown-eyed boy sat quietly as I talked to his mom about a pending lawsuit against her. The ...