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Redbud Feng Shui

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Driving along East 1st Street and Randol Mill Road these days is part reality, part fantasy for longtime East Side commercial realtor Jerry Barton. The reality lies in seeing dozens of young trees freshly planted alongside road...


TCU Center for Urban Studies directors Sean Crotty (left) and Kyle Walker are using academic research to positively impact Fort Worth residents and local nonprofits. Photo by Ryan Burger.

Community Driven Research

TCU’s Center for Urban Studies puts academic findings into action.
Edward Brown
TCU’s professors frequently conduct research that would be of value to the community. Mapping demographic trends, predicting child abuse rates, and measuring the potential impact of smoking bans in Fort Worth are just a few o...



(From left to right) Jim Forrester, Susan Urshel, Ben Davis, Ann Stahl, and Sabine Renz helped their neighborhood get the building they think they deserve. Photo by Madelyn Edwards.

Standing their Ground

A neighborhood association wills its way into a developer’s conscience.
MADELYN EDWARDS
Some folks simply refuse to be overrun by developers. And to be fair, some local developers aren’t above listening to and working with concerned neighbors. In the past couple of years, neighbors around Camp Bowie Boulevard ne...


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A New Reality of Terror

Steve Steward
I don’t really know what to say about the Orlando nightclub shooting that hasn’t already been politicized by one side or the other, hammered into swords, and swung against its opposite until the points are dulled and everyo...



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No Smoke, No Problem

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A local group is going after all you people on bar patios sucking on cancer sticks and poisoning everyone with your second-hand smoke. City officials banned smoking in restaurants in 2008 but exempted outdoor patios and bars. N...


Photo by Will van Overbeek.

Death of a Rock Star

A Fort Worth punk rocker’s old film is breaking on through to the other side.
TOM HUCKABEE
Jonathan Demme got me thinking about Jim Morrison the other day. I first met Demme, the great American auteur, in 1982, about a year after I graduated from film school at the University of Texas at Austin and moved to Hollywood...



Straight Razor Steve’s ‘65 Chevy C10 will be on display Saturday. Photo by ROWAN LEHR.

Hot Rods and Java

Texas Motor Speedway is the new home for Cowtown Cars & Coffee.
ROWAN LEHR
The distinctive monthly gathering in which hot rods and caffeine are combined has gotten so popular that it has –– yet again –– moved to bigger environs. The new home for Cowtown Cars & Coffee is Texas Motor Speedwa...


Maier captured a time and place (Chicago) that revealed universal truths.

Vivian Maier: Street Photography

Now up at the Arlington Museum of Art is a career retrospective of a lost legend.
STEVE WATKINS
Street photography is like time travel. Instead of a portrait or landscape, these fragments of everyday life manifest the emotion and atmosphere of a specific point in time in a specific place, often artfully. The more distant ...



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Smoke-Free Fort Worth Now

Steve Steward
I don’t want to make every one of these columns about smoking cigarettes –– this’ll be the last one for a while, at least until something interesting happens (which, mind you, could be two months from now) –– but I ...


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Two Men Enter …

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An ocean of blood has been spilled in the name of Christianity over the ages, so it makes sense that two maintenance workers at a Christian university would resort to violence to settle a dispute. But this story is weird even i...