Posts Tagged ‘home’

Direction Home: Up

Fort Worth’s homeless program is working, but funding is still dicey.
DAN MCGRAW
Larry Andrews had been homeless for almost 15 years, most of that time spent down in the East Lancaster Avenue area, near the shelters and other agencies that provide services to folks in his situation. He had a cocaine problem...


Working Through It

Last Call
I don’t know what you were doing the other morning, but I was drinking beer and watching The Price is Right.



Not That Kind of Rest

John Q. Public
To the editor: I enjoyed reading Jeff Prince’s interesting profile (“Good Country for an Old Cowboy,” March 17, 2010) of one of my favorite character actors, Barry Corbin. I’ve been a fan since seeing him in WarGames. W...


Good Country for an Old Cowboy

Family ties trump tough times for Barry Corbin, a vagabond at rest.
JEFF PRINCE
New York and Los Angeles are convenient home bases for actors seeking work, but hardly the perfect fit for a West Texas fellow with a fondness for horses, cowboy hats, and cold beers shared with plainspoken, friendly folks.



Food Bank Phoenix

JEFF PRINCE
A local food bank that spiraled downward and finally crashed in 2006 amid scandal and debt is now poised for resurrection.


Tommy Alverson

Jeff Prince
A Tommy Alverson live performance with his band at a smoky dancehall is something to see as well as to hear. Alverson’s die-hard fans get juiced up, sing, heckle, laugh, holler requests, and generally have a noisy boot-sc...



Cross My Palm with a Fried Egg

Chow, Baby
It’s a near-mandate that a writer’s end-of-year column has to be on one of three topics, each a cinch to whip out so we can leave early to be with our real or imagined families. For “The Year’s Top 10,&#...


How Ya Get So Fly

KRISTIAN LIN
Jason Reitman has now directed three films, and so far the most famous is his second one, Juno. I suspect we’ll look back on that movie and see it as atypical of his work. Whereas Juno is about a teenage girl and written ...



School’s Out

Peter Gorman
A controversial program that forced more than 60 public works inspectors in the city’s engineering department to add almost a full load of college courses to their working schedule for more than two years has been scrappe...


Round Ones

KEN SHIMAMOTO
Was it really seven years ago — an eon in restaurant years — that my oldest daughter had her wedding reception in the very same room as Chubby’s Burger Shack? (It was called something else back then.) One cons...