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Cutting History

JONATHAN AGRONSKY
When the first police car rolled up, its blue roof lights flashing in the night, the vandalism suspect — a tall, slender young man with a blond goatee — was standing on the sidewalk of Oak Street in central Denton with two ...


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Police Intelligence Matters

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With all the shots being fired lately in Dallas and around the country, we can add one more misguided volley to the list. The Fort Worth Police Officers Association shot themselves in the foot this week after posting a status d...



Photo by Jeff Prince.

Crumbling Hopes

If these neighbors don’t replace a poorly constructed wall on their own dime, the city may fine them.
Jeff Prince
The brick wall along Chapel Creek Boulevard in far West Fort Worth is getting worse. This 6-foot-high, 2,000-foot-long privacy barrier between the boulevard and the neighborhood of Little Chapel Creek started falling apart not ...


Deep Blue Something performs Sun at Arlington’s Levitt Pavilion.

Night & Day

Madelyn Edwards
Wed 13 - Raise the roof with Bobby Duncan on the rooftop patio of The Live Oak Music Hall. Let the local singer-songwriter put you in a mellow mood while you relax in some of the best seats in town. Can’t make it tonight? No ...



Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association greet each other at the annual retreat. Mustefa Ahad

Prayers from the Mountains

Local Muslims travel to national retreat, return home to spread the love.
MADELYN EDWARDS
Sometimes people tell Najm Saqib to go back home. But the Muslim American is home. Born in Pakistan, the 22-year-old business analyst has been an American citizen since coming to Fort Worth in 2007. At a coffee shop the other d...


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Fort Worth’s Transit Future

Will The T’s master plan and TEX Rail move us forward?
Eric Griffey
On an oven-hot Sunday in July, the No. 25 bus pulled up to its stop at the intersection of Hulen Street and Camp Bowie Boulevard. The five of us waiting there stirred. We had been huddled beneath what little shade was cast by t...



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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...