Posts Tagged ‘homeless’
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Let Them Eat Cake

Off with the heads of the poor.
GRAYSON HARPER
I guess the bullies will always be with us. Nowadays they’re targeting the poor. No surprise there. Bullies always single out those who are weaker, more vulnerable than themselves. Dr. Annette Bosworth, a first-time candidate...


The Union Gospel Mission has been turning away 200 families a month for lack of space. Brian Hutson

More Homeless on the Avenue

Eastside leaders are upset over shelter expansion plans.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Six years ago when the city adopted a 10-year plan to end homelessness in Fort Worth, officials promised to start finding ways to get people out of what Eastside residents call the shelter district along East Lancaster Avenue. ...



Natasha Lawry leads a prayer near what’s known as “Marty’s bench.” Jeff Prince

Hard to Help

Marty Wilson had many friends, but they couldn’t get him to treatment.
EDWARD BROWN
Marty Wilson’s friends would never have known what happened to him except for Driss Siyas. Siyas, owner of the Casablanca Coffee shop, counted himself as a close friend of the gentle homeless man who spent much of the last fi...


(flickr photo by robert w. howington)

Homeless People On The Attack Downtown

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth transformed its downtown from a dark, sullen, Mad Max-type of place in the 1970s and 1980s to the cheery, well-lit, activity-filled fun factory that it is today, with Sundance Square being the primary pride and joy. ...



A Camp Called Home

Tents in the woods are home to a few hundred folks but a headache to others.
SARAH ANGLE AND PETER GORMAN PHOTOS BY BYRD WILLIAMS IV
Awell-worn footpath leading through a patch of weeds into a large stand of trees is the only sign that you’re approaching a homeless camp on Fort Worth’s East Side. Low-hanging branches and bushes have been left untouched t...


Biting on a Dog

Static
We recently reported a story about a dog who was accused of attacking an 84-year-old man (“Mimi and the Man,” Dec. 8, 2010). The 4-year-old dog, Mimi, became the biggest pit bull celebrity since Spuds MacKenzie –– thoug...



Get Out!

Big Ticket
Spring is officially here, even if it came in with a blast of snow last week. This week’s weather should be nicer, in time for all of us to enjoy a nice crop of outdoor events.


What Were They Smoking?

John Q. Public
To the editor: The Drug Enforcement Administration pretends it “cannot tell the difference between hemp and marijuana” as an excuse to keep hemp off the market. (“Don’t Smoke It,” Aug. 5, 2009). Th...



Hidden Heritage

Views from a downtown park are beautiful — but its future is murky.
Dan McGraw
When the Fort Worth Parks and Community Services Department closed Heritage Park six months ago, few downtown regulars noticed.


No Names, Just Burritos

An untraditional bunch rolls up and rolls out the goodies for street folk.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Southeast of downtown, in the rundown neighborhoods where Fort Worth’s homeless shelters are hidden safely out of view of the Sundance crowd, Steve and J.D. Christian found a welcome respite last weekend from their day-la...