Posts Tagged ‘life’
May the Fourth be with you.

Faith of Force

Star Wars is more than a sci-fi franchise. For some folks, it’s a religion.
A short time ago, in a ThinkGeek store not so far away, mostly young men and women joined together to celebrate something very important to them: Star Wars. They stormed into the gadget retailer in North East Mall dressed as Da...


Fine and Tandy?

A Central Park on the East Side might not be a dream — if the city cared.
Jeff Prince
A two-story house on View Street inspired artist Mary Jeter to set up an easel across the street in Tandy Hills Natural Area, squeeze an assortment of paints onto her palette, and stand knee-deep in grass and wildflowers while ...


Homeless Movie Night

A faith-based nonprofit attempts to bring some normalcy to lives that are anything but.
Erin Ratigan
Kevin McFarland has been living on the streets for three years. He’s tried shelters but doesn’t like them. When he’s not working as a day laborer, he spends most of his time taking care of Monique, his pregnant fiancée, ...


James Hinkle: Still Ticking

(Update below.) First, the good news. Veteran Fort Worth bluesman, painter, and all around great guy James Hinkle is alive. The bad news: His full recovery from emergency heart surgery last week might sidetrack him from a tour ...


Carry On

Steve Steward
Here’s the most interesting post I found while searching for “bars fort worth” on Facebook Monday morning: “Ok, soooo, apparently BJ’s on Heritage Trace in Fort Worth has an establishment decision that you can open ca...


Ducks of Death

Construction around a Bedford lake has left countless small animals stranded or worse.
Edward Brown
The other day at Bedford Boys Ranch Lake, a jogger was momentarily distracted by a dead duck floating on the surface nearby. “That’s pond life,” the jogger joked, motoring past. But is it? Over the past nine months, more ...

Acosta’s battle against cancer ended in victory; his battle to win the heart of Kaitlyn, not so much. Photo courtesy of Michael Acosta.

Surviving Cancer, Surviving Romance

Testicular cancer derailed the author — but certainly not for good.
I never thought this would happen to me. I was crushing on Kaitlyn, a beautiful blonde sitting on the other side of my English class at Central High School in Keller. When she laughed, my heart melted like the wax dripping off ...


Buggy About BioBlitz

Some people view nature in the same way Chevy Chase looks at the Grand Canyon in Vacation –– a quick glance, a nod, and done. Others enjoy relaxing in the shade and listening to a bird warble, not caring a whit that they do...

Thomas Hart Benton’s “Shipping Out” features the face of John Paxton, father of Fort Worth-born actor Bill Paxton. The painting, now on display at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, sold in 2014 at a Christie’s auction for more than $1 million. Private collection, Photo by Chip Cooper.

Benton and the Paxtons

One of America’s greatest art treasures has a long connection with one of Fort Worth’s most popular families.
Jeff Prince
Thomas Hart Benton was such a major American artist and muralist during the 1930s and 1940s that some consider him America’s version of Diego Rivera. Benton’s large, populist images are amazing to see, including the Hollywo...

The wall behind Jim Strachan’s house is falling apart and could cost tens of thousands of dollars to replace. Photo by Jeff Prince.

A Large Bill

Fort Worth says residents are responsible for their falling wall.
Jeff Prince
Getting by on a fixed income means Jim Strachan doesn’t have much wiggle room when hit with an unexpected bill –– particularly a bill that could cost tens of thousands of dollars. But if the City of Fort Worth has its way...