Posts Tagged ‘people’
Politics make a pretty part of North Texas a hell for bad kids, poor people, and anyone caught up in the criminal justice system.
In early August, 2006, Desiree Jamison, a 40-year-old former hard drug user in the early stages of a trial for leaving the scene of an accident earlier in the year, was sent to the Johnson County jail on a bond revocation.
North Texas restaurateur Gloria Fuentes finally reaches the Fort.
A decade ago, people in the Dallas neighborhood of Oak Cliff could say, “Ooh, I’m really craving a pupusa right now” and not get slapped.
Local puzzlemaster and prankster Robert McKee spins misplaced pizza delivery orders into comedic delicacies.
Misplaced phone calls will forever terrorize our homes. For normal people, it’s a nuisance. For Fort Worth’s Robert McKee, it’s manna from the comedy gods.
On some days, the Arlington campus looks like a tense meeting of the United Nations.
A small plaque hangs inconspicuously on the wall of Nedderman Hall, one of the University of Texas at Arlington’s engineering buildings. “An international tribute to an international calling,” it says, “ … the fla...
Take 25 North Texas musicians, wake ’em up early, throw their names into a hat, mix ’em up, pick ’em out, then divide them into five groups of five. In addition to a band name, give each group 12 hours to come up with thr...
Some who were forced into Fort Worth say they’re paying more to get lower quality services.
Cindy Owens remembers the night in chilling detail. Her daughter had been struck by a car. She’d called an ambulance and waited 45 minutes for its arrival. “It was nighttime, pouring rain, there was a lot of blood. We’d j...
Some say the probation system in Texas sets people up to fail.
Ryan Peucker is nobody’s idea of an angel. He started smoking pot as a young teenager living in Joshua and Cleburne, dipped into cocaine and methamphetamine for a while, and in 1997, at age 18, agreed to help his friends pawn...
The Fort Worth City Council meeting two weeks ago was an important one for Kathleen Hicks. Up for a vote were zoning changes on the old Masonic Home property on the East Side, for a development that will bring new single-family...
Katrina’s winds shredded through cities and towns like a giant scythe, but the Gulf Coast had seen major hurricane winds before.
The problem with most comic books and graphic novels is that most if not all of them are pretty poorly written. Obviously, I haven’t read every title ever published, but I have been through enough to make a sound generali...