Posts Tagged ‘life’
Local Muslims travel to national retreat, return home to spread the love.
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...
Will The T’s master plan and TEX Rail move us forward?
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...
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’s Center for Urban Studies puts academic findings into action.
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...
A neighborhood association wills its way into a developer’s conscience.
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...
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...
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...
A Fort Worth punk rocker’s old film is breaking on through to the other side.
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...
Texas Motor Speedway is the new home for Cowtown Cars & Coffee.
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...
Now up at the Arlington Museum of Art is a career retrospective of a lost legend.
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 ...