Posts Tagged ‘people’
Downwinders at Risk, a local nonprofit working to get communities involved in the fight for clean air and environmental rights, has just announced a three-day gathering designed to help Texas’ grassroots environmental advocat...
Former minister and Stockyards bookstore owner Robert Platt remembers helping Texas Tech accept African-Americans.
Jeff Prince @jeffroprince
Jeff Prince @jeffroprince
Another summer is winding down –– number 87 for Robert Platt. Seasons come and go rather uneventfully these days. Platt retired as a college professor about 25 years ago, and he then spent 16 years owning and operating the ...
Students got a whole lotta love for the Contemporary Academy of Music.
With the temperature pushing 100 degrees, marching band members practiced inside the air-conditioned band hall at Southwest High School on a recent afternoon. About 200 students lined up in neat rows, shouldered tubas, trombone...
After college, I spent a lot of time trying to unlearn some things from the bottom of a rocks glass in local taverns. When the bars closed, there was really only one option for after-hours dining: Ol’ South Pancake House (150...
Inspired by Austin’s arts and crafts culture, local Darren Houk has been hosting monthly mini-festivals.
While walking through rows of paintings at an Austin art show with his wife three years ago, Darren Houk was struck with inspiration. Soaking in the color, vibrancy, and creative energy, he knew that he wanted to bring that exp...
More than 1,100 people piled into Fort Worth for a convention in July. You didn’t hear?!
“I’d like to thank the Academy.” One hand nervously in his pocket, the other gripping the podium, Danny Peña looked down at a room full of his fans, his peers, and over a thousand people who, when they finished feting hi...
A North Texas producer and her directing partner set their comedy free online.
In 2008, Shannon Cloud was 13 years old when her mother signed her up for Kamp Hollywood, a filmmaking and acting summer camp in Dallas. “Everybody else wanted to write and direct,” she remembered. “But I realized produci...
Does anyone know what’s going on with Majestic Realty’s proposed $175 million deal for the historic area?
Fort Worth’s growth has spurred development at the speed of the Game of Thrones theme. Natives have marveled at new shops, houses, restaurants, hotels, and apartments that have sprung up in areas like West 7th, South Main Str...
As Tarrant County leads the state in child-abuse cases, this volunteer-centric nonprofit tries to keep up.
Mick Rowland first met them two years ago. A 5-year-old boy and his 7-year-old sister. “The boy was getting abused by his dad, who wasn’t even supposed to [be around] him,” Rowland recalled. “Mom took off and didn’t w...
A local boy had the world by the tail. Now it has him by the balls.
To paraphrase Steve Earle in his ode to the late, great Townes Van Zandt, what’s a poor Fort Worth boy to do? It’s a muggy weekday morning, and I’m sitting on the low ledge of the muddy, cigarette butt-filled courtyard of...