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Posts Tagged ‘life’
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Food Deserts

A coalition works toward bringing fresh food to poor parts of town.
Edward Brown
The scene looked nothing like the picturesque images plastered on billboards by the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau. Several dozen people with IDs in hand were in line in an open-air facility near a row of retail st...


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Recovering Workaholic

Who knows when, if ever, a local A.C. repairman injured by a faulty part will be compensated.
Kate Skinner
First responders cut away Clarence Johnson’s singed clothing while he looked out the ambulance’s small window. “I remember thinking, ‘How could such a beautiful day turn out to be so bad?’ ” It was Friday, Aug. 3, 2...



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The Way They Were

A once-lost silent film tied to Quanah Parker’s legacy is a bittersweet gem.
Karen Gavis
White Eagle has fallen for the Daughter of Dawn. But the prettiest child of the Kiowa chief has more than one suitor. Black Wolf, despite Red Wing’s love and devotion, can offer plenty of ponies to the beautiful maiden’s fa...


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Developing Patience

Despite a major setback, the Hemphill Corridor Task Force is forging ahead.
Eric Griffey
In April, when the city broke ground on a $12 million underpass connecting the downtown business district to Hemphill Street, it looked like the momentum behind the Hemphill Corridor’s revitalization had gone from a gust to a...



Margaret DeMoss

The Y Factor

A longstanding women’s advocacy group is calling it quits, but Fort Worth has more women-centric nonprofits — and challenges — than ever.
Edward Brown
After a unanimous vote at a recent city council meeting, a 32-year-old institution was dissolved without fanfare or objection. The Fort Worth Commission for Women effectively fell on its own sword by requesting the action weeks...


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Texas Girls’ Choir Time

Though it’s been 13 years since their founder died, this nonprofit continues to ring throughout Fort Worth — and the globe.
Edward Brown
The little girl looked nervous as she stepped into the music room to audition. The only singing that Alina Ortiz had done before was at home or in the family car, singing along to the radio. Now the 8-year-old 3rd grader at Cas...



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Fellowship of Love Shines

Started by a group of friends, this 28-year-old church welcomes all.
KATE SKINNER
Growing up in Nowheresville, Texas, in the 1980s with strict parents and nothing but tumbleweeds to play with is tough enough on a teenage boy. Add in a vivacious, outspoken personality –– and a sex scandal –– and life ...


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Illustration by Vlad Alvarez.

Not another brick in the wall

After nearly 40 years of stuffing prisons with nonviolent offenders, some states and the U.S. government are beginning to see the light.
Peter Gorman
Jason Hernandez began selling marijuana in his McKinney neighborhood in 1992, when he was 15. At first, it was baggies, but within a couple of years he moved up to moving pounds. From there he moved on to selling crack cocaine,...



Guth: “There were specific threats to me, like rape threats and death threats.”

A Click Too Far

A Fort Worth native is speaking out against online harassment of women.
Eric Griffey
A year ago, Fort Worth native Amy Guth made what she thought was an innocuous comment on her Chicago-based radio talk show. The thirtysomething said it doesn’t cost anyone to say “happy holidays” instead of “merry Chris...


Young Peucker may spend the rest of his life in possibly the worst prison in Texas. Courtesy of Robin Hunter.

4.5 Grams

Ryan Peucker wound up with more jail time than most murderers.
Peter Gorman
On June 26, 2014, grand jurors in Cleburne handed down 91 indictments. One of them was for Ryan Andrew Peucker, indicted for possession of a controlled substance. Peucker’s mention was just a line on a long list that included...