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Wild About Fees

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Say you’re a mom with two kids, scraping by while working a minimum wage job. A letter shows up in your mailbox one day saying you owe $300 to Tarrant County and you better cough up the dough. If you don’t pay, see, the she...


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Hemphill Street: Irie Times

Now that revitalization is underway, what will happen to Fort Worth’s last culture clash?
PABLO ARAUZ PEÑA
The King of Hemphill just got a job interview for a dishwasher position at a local restaurant. Today he’s getting free food from a group of local activists at the parking lot next to Eddie’s Fried Chicken & Beer, at the...



Bringing back Jill Scott, Mary J., and Lauyrn Hill: Fort Worth's Reagan James.

Friday on the Green Is Here

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Breaking news: Filthy rich people will do anything short of stash their money beneath their Bergères to avoid paying taxes, leaving the rest of us plebes with the bill, because we working-class types enjoy only raping, robbing...


Pretty cool for Quakers. Photo by Karlo X Ramos.

Quaker City Night Hawks: Just Weird Enough

Quaker City Nighthawks are poised to be the biggest band in outer space.
Steve Steward
Singer-guitarist and co-frontman Sam Anderson took a breath and recited the band’s latest descriptor, the one that goes out in PR e-mails to writers like me who love it when a publicist does a lot of the creative lifting. “...



Julia Rhodes looks for love again in Stolen Shakespeare Guild’s Persuasion.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 6 - Composers like Bach and Mozart have associated the key of E-flat major with the Holy Trinity because the scale contains three flat notes. Both of the works that the UNT Symphony Orchestra is playing tonight are in that ...


Zametz: “I’ve found myself to be a connector.” Photo by Eric Griffey.

Keep Fort Worth Funky

Now this local movement has a permanent headquarters and gift shop.
Eric Griffey
James Zametz was standing in the middle of West Magnolia Avenue wearing a panther suit and a purple “Keep Fort Worth Funky” shirt. It was a warm-bordering-on-hot Sunday afternoon. He waved to people as they passed by, liber...



Don't let Reagan James' Instagram-winning Reagan James-ness obfuscate your appreciation of her amazing voice and mixed-genre tuneage. Courtesy Instagram.

Reagan James: Unique, Unfortunately

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This is not a knock on our rock, country, rap, folk, or jazz. Fort Worth is incredibly lucky that so many of its talented brothers and sisters, friends and neighbors, enemies and other bartenders, funnel their creative energy t...


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Grober on the Go

Chow, Baby
Chefs are a transient bunch. They move from one kitchen to another, joining new companies, living in different towns, and, in some cases, dramatically changing the style of food they cook. There aren’t many other professions,...



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Missing Sibling: Going Their Own Way

Missing Sibling finds the answers in DIY.
Steve Steward
The living room of Drew Gabbert’s house in North Richland Hills was dark despite the kitchen ceiling’s LEDs and the lights from a bedroom down the hall and the patio outside, where his wife, Lisa, drank beers with some frie...


Cover illustration by Melody Newcomb.

The Journey Continues

After beating drug addiction and homelessness, a local couple is battling health issues — all on newspaper deadline.
Peter Gorman
Last Saturday, the day before Easter, Stephen Karnes stood on the ground floor porch of his Southside apartment in The Villages at Samaritan House, a nonprofit organization that has been supporting Fort Worth’s homeless commu...