Posts Tagged ‘life’
Parks: “I think this illness was supposed to happen, because everything has worked out.”

Rachella Parks Is Back

After a long battle with illness, the 53-year-old Fort Worth saxophonist has finished her debut album
Edward Brown
Multi-instrumentalist Rachella Parks is slowly regaining her strength after a 10-year battle with sarcoidosis, a rare and incurable disease that caused her fatigue, pain, joint degeneration, and memory loss. The symptoms began ...


Decimated trees along East 1st Street. Photo by Don Young.

Timber!

Static
Only a few people heard the sound of workers knocking over huge old-growth trees along East 1st Street a few weeks ago. Not many people live nearby or drive that road. The noise was more prominent on social media after Eastside...



Senator John Whitmire.

Truancy Examined

Texas has treated truancy as a criminal offense, but that might change.
Peter Gorman
Instead of being labeled a criminal for life, Texas kids who show up late to school or skip classes entirely might end up performing some sort of community service if John Whitmire has his way. The Democratic state senator from...


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Defender of the Prairie

Thanks to some tireless activists, the Tandy Hills Natural Area is thriving — and free of gas rigs.
Jeff Prince
If he were a Warner Bros. character, Don Young’s jaw would have hit the floor and his eyes popped out of their sockets. But Young is a poised, quiet-spoken man by nature. His shoulders tensed up, and the adrenaline rush cause...



Patio at Thurber Mingus.

Waiting for Thurber Mingus

Chow, baby
I kept adjusting the way I was sitting so that my friend’s head would block the blinding sun reflecting off my windshield. The Chowmaro was one of the only cars in the parking lot of Thurber Mingus (4400 White Settlement Rd.)...


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Gold Putter Lounge: Long Game

Steve Steward
Last week, I began what is apparently turning into a multi-part series about drinking establishments in Everman. Why Everman, you ask? It’s just sort of turned out that way. Over the past year, as my going-out nights have bee...



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Winslow’s: A New Breed

Chow, Baby
Why do people think it’s funny to tease dogs? On a recent cool weekday afternoon, I left my pup in the car as I stopped to pick up some grub at Temaki Sushi (1504 W. Magnolia Ave.). I could hear her yip at every passerby on M...


Michael Nye’s portraits of mental illness sufferers come to FWMSH.

Unquiet Minds

Big Ticket
The field of psychiatry has been around for more than 100 years, but there’s still much we don’t know about the workings of the human brain, especially in mentally ill people. Michael Nye was working as a lawyer in San Anto...



Dixie Longate (get it?) returns with her wares in Dixie’s Tupperware Party at McDavid Studio.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 15 - Dixie Longate’s previous party at McDavid Studio was so successful that she has returned for an encore of Dixie’s Tupperware Party. A one-woman show about an Alabama housewife who bills herself as the world’s gre...


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The Slow Tease

How is burlesque sexy and empowering?
Eric Griffey
The theatergoers sounded more like hockey fans during a bench-clearing brawl. The 150 souls who had crowded into Stage West on this otherwise soggy spring Saturday night were whistling and yelling catcalls at Sunset Hoots Monro...