Posts Tagged ‘people’
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Critical Thinking

A local writer believes we are the answer to our problems.
DIANA WILEY
I’m beginning to think that we Americans have lost our critical thinking skills. Or maybe our hearts are just too broken to revive them. Or maybe we have all decided that the state of our union is so out of whack that we’ve...


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Under Par

As the golf world converges on Fort Worth this week, the wrecking ball looms over legend Ben Hogan’s childhood home.
Karen Gavis
Fort Worth is the center of the golf universe this week. That’s because the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, one of the oldest stops on the PGA Tour, is in full swing. But while everyone will be keeping an eye on defend...



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Twin Problems

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This week’s biker gang shooting at the Twin Peaks breastaurant in Waco prompted the North Texas-based chain to revoke that restaurant’s franchise. Still, the shooting that killed nine people and wounded about 20 is having a...


Protestors in South Texas march against ICE’s newest facility.
Steve Pavey, Hope In Focus (www.stevepavey.com)

Asylum Seekers Detained

As detention centers in Texas hold asylum seekers needlessly, the private operators rake in millions.
Peter Gorman
In response to 2014’s unprecedented number of women with their children caught crossing the border between Mexico and the United States —68,000 families — President Obama expanded on a program of family detention that had...



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Failing Grades

Edward Brown
Eagle Mountain and adjacent Saginaw are probably the last two places in Tarrant County where you can escape the smog and hellish traffic that trap most of Fort Worth. People who live in Eagle Mountain and Saginaw are quick to b...


Hardy: “It seems to be slowly improving down here.” Photo by Jeff Prince.

Race Redux?

Signs point to an extended revitalization in Riverside.
Jeff Prince
How many times can a phoenix rise, for chrissakes? Fifty years ago, Race Street became a thriving business district serving East Fort Worth at the so-called Six Points intersection, where Riverside Drive and Race and East Belkn...



Marion Patton, who was homeless for three years, is desperate to go full-time at the job she loves. Photo by Jordan Ricaurte.

The Bare Minimum

Texas lives off low-wage workers but does little to help them escape poverty.
Sarah Angle
Her eyes are aquamarine, piercing but kind. Like the color of the sea before it washes up onto the beach. Those eyes have seen homelessness, heartache, and the daily needs of three little people who call her Mommy. She wishes h...


“He was turning in receipts almost on napkins,” said Trae Fowler.

Haltom City Scars

City leaders hope an audit of a failed development enterprise will close the door on the past.
Peter Gorman
A plan to give Haltom City a facelift that wound up nearly tearing the place apart is under scrutiny. City leaders are hoping that by the time the dust settles, old wounds will finally begin to heal. “I certainly hope that wh...



Parks: “I think this illness was supposed to happen, because everything has worked out.”

Rachella Parks Is Back

After a long battle with illness, the 53-year-old Fort Worth saxophonist has finished her debut album
Edward Brown
Multi-instrumentalist Rachella Parks is slowly regaining her strength after a 10-year battle with sarcoidosis, a rare and incurable disease that caused her fatigue, pain, joint degeneration, and memory loss. The symptoms began ...


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Defender of the Prairie

Thanks to some tireless activists, the Tandy Hills Natural Area is thriving — and free of gas rigs.
Jeff Prince
If he were a Warner Bros. character, Don Young’s jaw would have hit the floor and his eyes popped out of their sockets. But Young is a poised, quiet-spoken man by nature. His shoulders tensed up, and the adrenaline rush cause...