Posts Tagged ‘life’

Fellowship of Love Shines

Started by a group of friends, this 28-year-old church welcomes all.
Growing up in Nowheresville, Texas, in the 1980s with strict parents and nothing but tumbleweeds to play with is tough enough on a teenage boy. Add in a vivacious, outspoken personality –– and a sex scandal –– and life ...

Not Another Brick in the Wall?
Illustration by Vlad Alvarez.

Not another brick in the wall

After nearly 40 years of stuffing prisons with nonviolent offenders, some states and the U.S. government are beginning to see the light.
Peter Gorman
Jason Hernandez began selling marijuana in his McKinney neighborhood in 1992, when he was 15. At first, it was baggies, but within a couple of years he moved up to moving pounds. From there he moved on to selling crack cocaine,...

Guth: “There were specific threats to me, like rape threats and death threats.”

A Click Too Far

A Fort Worth native is speaking out against online harassment of women.
Eric Griffey
A year ago, Fort Worth native Amy Guth made what she thought was an innocuous comment on her Chicago-based radio talk show. The thirtysomething said it doesn’t cost anyone to say “happy holidays” instead of “merry Chris...

Young Peucker may spend the rest of his life in possibly the worst prison in Texas. Courtesy of Robin Hunter.

4.5 Grams

Ryan Peucker wound up with more jail time than most murderers.
Peter Gorman
On June 26, 2014, grand jurors in Cleburne handed down 91 indictments. One of them was for Ryan Andrew Peucker, indicted for possession of a controlled substance. Peucker’s mention was just a line on a long list that included...


Remembering the Real J.R. Ewing

The North Texas man upon which the fictional character was reportedly based will be honored in a new book, Texas Patriarch.
Karen Gavis
Sitting at his office in Dallas, Douglas D. Box, wearing broken-in cowboy boots, faded jeans, and a blue, pearl-snap shirt, looked as comfortable as he probably does on a ranch. That’s likely because the 58-year-old father of...

Paul Harral: “The question becomes, is there enough additional advertising out there” to support both. Photo by Vishal Malhotra.

C-Suite Condo Ads

Not one but two glossy mags aimed at luxury audiences are heating up the Fort.
Gayle Reaves
North Texas’ economic outlook varies with what sector you’re looking at, but if magazines aimed at middle- to upper-income groups are any indicator, things are, well, glossy. Two new business quarterlies, both aimed at “C...


Tow the Line at Arts Goggle

Steve Steward
I don’t know the attendance or sales metrics, but from my observations (a series increasingly beery ambles between The Boiled Owl, The Chat Room Pub, back again, and then back again to the Chat), Arts Goggle 2015 was the bigg...


Student Scourge

A powerbroker doesn’t want his tony neighborhood turning into Fraternity Row.
Jeff Prince and Edward Brown
The couple sitting in the front row of City Hall looked more than a little pissed off. Talk about body language. Stephen Buttram had his arms folded, head cocked, and eyes narrowed. His wife’s arms were also folded. Ansley Bu...


Jurassic Park

It’s taken a decade for historic land along the Trinity in Arlington to go from lawless to flawless.
Karen Gavis
Art Sahlstein has seen it all. From his two-story home in Euless, the 59-year-old recently re-married father of three recalls mud flying from the tires of four-wheel drive vehicles, a screaming, mosquito-slapping wild man, and ...

Cover illustration by Andrew Craft.

Books over Abuse

Many North Texas women are returning to college after surviving violent relationships.
Barbara Sullivan’s husband wasn’t always abusive. At first, he was kind, loving, and attentive. Then temptations got the better of him. “I lost him to drugs,” she said. “He wasn’t always like that.” Her moment of ...