Posts Tagged ‘city’

Tough Nut To Crack

Can yet another developer dent the Near Southeast's housing woes?
There’s a new developer on the block in Fort Worth’s Near Southeast Side who is confident he can do what dozens of other home builders and community leaders have not been able to do in spite of decades of effort: tu...

San Diego, Texas

A Fort Worth painter goes West - and brings along his Cowtown buds.
Most of the time he was growing up in Fort Worth, painter Drew Snyder wanted to be a musician. It was his first artistic identity. Some of his friends and fellow students at Country Day School — including Ben Groff and br...

Scene 2 for Scenesters

Fort Worth movie fans may well remember The Scenesters as the opening selection of the Lone Star Film Festival last November. Now the movie’s enjoying a new wave of interest, having been screened at the Slamdance Film Fes...

The Quality of the Test

Question: When does air quality testing not clear the air?

Greetings from Lake Worth

It was just about dawn on one morning a few weeks ago, freezing cold but with little wind, and Lake Worth was quiet. Joe Waller was up early as usual, standing in his yard near the lake’s edge.

Putting the Spurs to Cowtown

Most Fort Worth citizens were introduced to Queer LiberAction, a lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender activist group, on the evening news last summer. Footage of the packed July 14 city council meeting was broadcast on TV stations ...

Swift Changes

Story and Photos by STEVE WATKINS
The half-destroyed brick buildings at the top of the rise overlooking the rest of the Fort Worth Stockyards have seen plenty of history. The old Swift and Company meat-packing plant employed 1,700 people during the area’s...

Staff Benda Bilili

Ken Shimamoto
Read the backstory on these guys, and you’ll think they’re superheroes. Paraplegic street musicians who tool around the streets of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on custom-built motorized tricycles...

HADCenter in Effect

Last Call
In last week’s Last Call (“About to Blow Up?” Jan. 6, 2010), I mentioned an ephemeral creative force that appears to be inspiring a new era of art and culture here in Fort Worth. I referred to what our city co...

He Won’t Pipe Down

      The ingredients of Steve Doeung’s life do much to explain why this soft-spoken, bespectacled man is the last holdout on Carter Avenue. After everyone else has given up, Doeung continues to resist Chesapeake Energ...