Posts Tagged ‘fort worth’
Children

CASA: Helping Children but Needing Help

As Tarrant County leads the state in child-abuse cases, this volunteer-centric nonprofit tries to keep up.
Edward Brown
Mick Rowland first met them two years ago. A 5-year-old boy and his 7-year-old sister. “The boy was getting abused by his dad, who wasn’t even supposed to [be around] him,” Rowland recalled. “Mom took off and didn’t w...


DANIEL BRUMLEY IN HAPPIER TIMES (photo courtesy jessica castillo)

Video Shows Fort Worth Police, Daniel Brumley Prior To Shooting

Jeff Prince
A witness who videotaped Fort Worth police officer Chris Jones after he stopped Daniel Brumley for running a stop sign says the subsequent altercation didn’t go down like police are saying (“Blood on Whose Hands?” Feb. 25...



More rock star. Less Woody Guthrie. Chris Johnson. Photo by Jeff Prince.

The Bearding Hotels

Telegraph Canyon’s folksy predilections aren’t all gone, but they have been supplanted by some experimental sonics.
Jeff Prince
Lead singer Chris Johnson lowered the keys when arranging songs on Telegraph Canyon’s just-released third album You from Before. It was a subtle but important decision. Johnson’s razor-thin tenor anchors the sound. But sing...


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Lola’s Wrevival

Hearsay
I like this. I like this new development. Every autumn, I get a little nostalgic. The slant of the sun as it bathes very institutional-looking buildings in hazy yellow. The anticipation of donning flannel over- and undergarment...



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Sandi’s Red Barn: Secret Bar

Steve Steward
Because my friend Leah works at the Ozzie Rabbit on East Lancaster, I texted her to ask if she’d ever been to this bar down the street from her called Sandi’s Red Barn. “Hahaha,” she wrote back. “We call it ‘Secret ...


Among the offerings on Vivo 53’s menu, the wood-fired pizza and signature chopped salad get the highest marks. Robert Garner

Viva, La Vivo

Chow, Baby
It struck me as I walked into Vivo 53 (525 Taylor St., 855-216-2378) that this city has quietly built a small but solid stable of upscale pizza restaurants. Not too long ago, the only place you could get pizza outside of Domino...



A troupe of actors looks to protect their talent after the apocalypse in Stage West’s Mr. Burns, a post-electric play.

Bart to the Future

The apocalypse gets Simpsonized in Stage West’s Mr. Burns.
Kristian Lin
The Simpsons was hardly the first cartoon to make humorous references to both highbrow and lowbrow culture, but the breakneck pace of its in-jokes and its willingness to get esoteric helped make it into the postmodern comedy in...


Christina Cranshaw pets a fake dog in Hip Pocket Theatre’s Lili.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 12 - In his work for the General Services Administration, architect Steve Kline enforces compliance the National Historic Preservation Act in five states, including Texas. He’s therefore well-equipped to deliver a lecture...



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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...


Josh Weathers visits an orphanage in Vizag, India. Courtesy Josh Weathers.

We Want Change

Josh Weathers is using his star power to open a girls’ home in India.
Edward Brown
She was crying, lying on the steps of a police station in Mumbai. Not any older than a few days, the little girl was in bad shape. She had a cleft lip and palate, a genetic deformation that requires surgery to fix. It could hav...