Posts Tagged ‘local’
When I was thinking about all the places I wrote about in 2015 (this was after I’d written last week’s Last Call), I realized that I’ve had a comparatively tame year of roaming around the 817’s drinking scene. You’d t...
A survey of new and old works presents an artist with a message.
There is no substitute for being in nature. And there is no equivalent expression that translates nature into a satisfying two-dimensional experience either. For as long as humans have stood in awe of it, we have tried to bring...
While kill rates are down at Fort Worth’s animal shelter, many activists say there’s much more work to be done.
Jeff Prince and Edward Brown
Jeff Prince and Edward Brown
Figuring out why the Fort Worth Animal Care and Control shelter is packed with hundreds of animals is as easy as driving around town. The Eastside neighborhoods are a good place to start. Suzette Watkins, who owns an Eastside k...
A coalition works toward bringing fresh food to poor parts of town.
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...
Who knows when, if ever, a local A.C. repairman injured by a faulty part will be compensated.
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...
Wed 9 - December means it’s time for the Dorothy Shaw Handbell Choir to come out of hibernation. The Littlest Wiseman is their Nativity pageant (and not a tribute to any child named Wiseman) that can be seen through the weeke...
Caliche Burnout is new to the scene, but its members have been around the rock block.
Collectively, the four guys in Caliche Burnout have amassed a century’s worth of experience playing in local bands. With a resume of past acts that reads like a who’s-who of North Texas heavyweights (Ghostcar, The Gideons, ...
Jeremy Lanning aims to film his noir thriller in Fort Worth.
Jeremy Lanning always knew he was going to join the military. “It felt like something I was supposed to do,” said the 41-year-old Fort Worthian. “And nothing interested me more than the helping professions. I wanted to wo...
The North Side is still the best area in town to find a lunch bargain. Where else can you get a delicious enchilada special for $3.99? There are a dozen good restaurants right on Main Street near the Stockyards, but if you real...
Despite a major setback, the Hemphill Corridor Task Force is forging ahead.
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...