Posts Tagged ‘country’

Caught in the Dragnet

Tougher deportation rules are tearing up families without ushering in broader reforms.
Seth Wessler
On the night that Shahed Hossain left his family’s house in Haltom City to drive to Laredo, his mother, Habiba, cooked dinner — chicken and rice, with okra picked from the garden. She piled her son’s plate high and watche...


Wary Christmas

Season’s greeting should include religious tolerance.
E.R. BILLS
OK, I get it: It’s Christmas, and you want to celebrate the birth of your savior. You want to decorate the trees and break out the lights and put plastic reindeer on the lawn. You want to wear Santa hats and give out a big pi...



Bo Powell:

His life is as sprawling and colorful as his artwork.
DAN MCGRAW PHOTOS BY ROBERT HART
Out behind Lola’s Saloon, Bo Powell is staring at the mural he finished recently for the bar’s new outdoor stage — there’s the Trinity River green space, a Fort Worth skyline, and F-16 fighter jets shooting past.


Bigots’ Last Stand

Racists are going the way of Joe McCarthy, but it won't be a pretty exit.
E.R. BILLS
So, a couple of weeks back, I’m sitting at the Lowdon Track and Field Complex at Texas Christian University watching my daughter and her teammates prepare for the upcoming Texas Amateur Athletic Federation’s State Track and...



2010 Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards

Photos by Vishal Malhotra
In terms of sheer productivity, the past 12 months will be remembered as a pivotal moment in Fort Worth music. Everybody and their dog put out an album, EP, or song –– and 99 percent of them were bona fide, full-fledged, no...


The U.S. Economy: Still a House of Cards

GAYLE REAVES
So, jobless numbers are beginning to look a little better, housing foreclosures are leveling off, financial reforms are battling their way through Congress, and the government bailout, as painful as it was, seems to have helped...



Gateway to Violence

Legalizing pot could reduce the murderous power of drug cartels.
DAN MCGRAW
In the late ’90s, for a national magazine story on the issue of somehow making marijuana legal, I interviewed then-drug czar Gen. Barry McCaffrey. Of course, McCaffrey swatted away any notion that pot should be legal. It was ...


Fort Worth’s African Refugee Sculptor

The road has been weary but not overwhelming for Henri Pierre Mayakapongo.
CAROLINE COLLIER
“Art is my passion,” said local metal wire sculptor Henri Pierre Mayakapongo. “If I have an idea, I need to make it.”



Shock and Awe

To the editor:
John Q. Public
To the editor: Thank you so much for allowing me to grace the cover of your newspaper (“Weapons of Choice,” Dec. 23, 2009). It’s quite an honor. I’ve lived in Fort Worth my entire life, and I’ve re...


U.S. to Blame for Haiti?

TED RALL
As grim accounts of the earthquake in Haiti came in, the accounts in U.S. news media all carried the same sentence: “Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere.”