Posts Tagged ‘people’

Career Move

Jeremy Lanning aims to film his noir thriller in Fort Worth.
Kristian Lin
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...


Arts-Centered Learning

Imagination Fort Worth is reinventing itself while keeping the focus on the kids.
Edward Brown @EJB0017
As long as there’s been public school, there have been fights about where art and music fit into it. “They’re valuable but not crucial,” say some folks. Others think learning how to read music or paint not only help cre...


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...


The house that Leon built

Niles City Sound recording studio is opening soon but may already have one gold record on the wall.
Jeff Prince
The buzzing whine of a power saw and acrid smell of sawdust fill the back part of the century-old building on the Near Southside. A carpenter cuts pieces of reclaimed 4-inch oak wood into short pieces and lays them down in a he...

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...


Clock Kid Strikes

Ahmed Mohamed’s clock wasn’t really a bomb, although the contraption is blowing up in the faces of Irving school administrators and police right about now. The 14-year-old boy’s family wants apologies from the city’s ma...


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...


Turkey Awards 2015

Fort Worth Weekly
Turkey Time 2015 We’re not trying to be mean. Wait. Yes, we are. Some folks need to be held accountable for their transgressions, from the simply selfish to the borderline illegal. For the rest of you yokels on our dubious li...


Fellowship of Love Shines

Started by a group of friends, this 28-year-old church welcomes all.
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 ...

Not Another Brick in the Wall?
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,...