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Hemphill Street: Irie Times

Now that revitalization is underway, what will happen to Fort Worth’s last culture clash?
PABLO ARAUZ PEÑA
The King of Hemphill just got a job interview for a dishwasher position at a local restaurant. Today he’s getting free food from a group of local activists at the parking lot next to Eddie’s Fried Chicken & Beer, at the...


Zametz: “I’ve found myself to be a connector.” Photo by Eric Griffey.

Keep Fort Worth Funky

Now this local movement has a permanent headquarters and gift shop.
Eric Griffey
James Zametz was standing in the middle of West Magnolia Avenue wearing a panther suit and a purple “Keep Fort Worth Funky” shirt. It was a warm-bordering-on-hot Sunday afternoon. He waved to people as they passed by, liber...



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Mindfulness at Magnolia

Steve Steward
On Saturday, I tried to read this article on mindfulness, the practice of actively paying attention to one’s perceptions of body and surroundings in an effort to live a more patient, present, mindful state of being. I failed ...


Cover illustration by Melody Newcomb.

The Journey Continues

After beating drug addiction and homelessness, a local couple is battling health issues — all on newspaper deadline.
Peter Gorman
Last Saturday, the day before Easter, Stephen Karnes stood on the ground floor porch of his Southside apartment in The Villages at Samaritan House, a nonprofit organization that has been supporting Fort Worth’s homeless commu...



Davey Rayner’s tattoos come in handy at his new job. Photo by Ryan Grounds.

Tats in the Workplace

They’re welcome now more than ever but are still a touchy subject.
Ryan Grounds
Davey Rayner is getting ready for his latest interview. Like most job seekers, the 26-year-old Arlingtonian takes a shower, combs his hair, takes a shave, puts on a button-down shirt, and pulls on his “Fort Worth slacks,” a...


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The Foilies 2016

For handling public records requests so poorly, some government agencies deserve an award.
THE ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION
Last week was what’s called Sunshine Week, when open-government activists make as much noise as possible about the need for access-to-information reform, from the federal Freedom of Information Act to state-level laws such as...



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Fort Worth’s First Senior Playground Coming?

Age-friendly outdoor spaces are all the rage.
Edward Brown
As outreach and advocacy director for AARP, Carmel Snyder represents a population that rarely makes waves in Fort Worth City Hall. While limited food access and a lack in public transportation affect tens of thousands of Fort W...


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Torn Apart

Another mother and her ward are separated by probate judges and Guardianship Services Inc.
Jeff Prince
A fun outing to a Fort Worth bingo hall on a pleasantly warm January afternoon was soured after Billy Mittel tripped in the parking lot, took a spill, and scraped his shoulder, legs, and chin. The strawberries and bruises were ...



Linda Guerrero (left) and her daughters Brianna (middle) and Jasmine are still dealing with the loss of the man they loved. Photo by Madeleina Gorman.

Leaving a Void

The 2004 death of a Fort Worth man leads to questions from his 13-year-old daughter.
Peter Gorman
On November 2, 2004, a young man named Robert Guerrero was asked by a friend to reconnect the electrical current to her apartment in Fort Worth –– the power had been shut off for non-payment. Guerrero didn’t hesitate: His...


Calvin Tillman, former DISH mayor, knows from experience that wells dry up rather quickly. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Gas Money Gone

The mailbox money that was supposed to arrive monthly for 30 years has dried up in the Barnett Shale.
Peter Gorman
When the landmen arrived in Fort Worth in 2007, they didn’t promise that every home owner would make a killing from leasing his or her land for natural gas exploration. But they did promise that every house would be getting f...