Posts Tagged ‘people’
A local do-gooder and prominent businessman are helping Fort Worth’s less fortunate find some stability.
No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, the fact that America’s middle class is shrinking is undeniable. Families, single people, college students, and every other type of working, middle-income American in betwee...
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...
A Fort Worth CEO has returned from Cuba with new ideas about caring for U.S. children.
In late September, 12 agency heads under the umbrella of the Child Welfare League of America took off to spend six days in Havana, Cuba, to learn how that country, under more than a 50-year embargo by the United States, dealt w...
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...
Imagination Fort Worth is reinventing itself while keeping the focus on the kids.
Edward Brown @EJB0017
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...
A once-lost silent film tied to Quanah Parker’s legacy is a bittersweet gem.
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...
Niles City Sound recording studio is opening soon but may already have one gold record on the wall.
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...
A longstanding women’s advocacy group is calling it quits, but Fort Worth has more women-centric nonprofits — and challenges — than ever.
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...
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...
Though it’s been 13 years since their founder died, this nonprofit continues to ring throughout Fort Worth — and the globe.
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...