Posts Tagged ‘people’

Cop Boxing, Ballin’

The crowd gasped at a recent public forum when an energetic young black man talked about how anxious he was when he was pulled over by a cruiser one night not too long ago. An officer approached the man’s driver’s-side wind...


¡Fuera Trump!

Our neighbors in Mexico are definitely interested in the U.S. presidential election — particularly “The Donald.”
BERT JOHNSON @bertedjohnson
At Mexico City’s historic central square, or zócalo, Jose Adan Garcia Canales was busy balancing a small pipe organ on a wooden peg. He turned its crank, and the instrument let out a shrill tune reminiscent of circus music. ...

In Fort Worth recently, expert John Buxton appraised, among other things, a pair of slippers from the South Pacific.

Antiques Roadshowing

Our fearless critic tackles the PBS hit.
Singer sewing tables, oil lamps, and china patterned with feminine chintz were once the staples of antique collectors in the 1990s. Thanks to the popularization of “picking” –– the hipper way to say “antique shopping...

Rotted door jambs and patched holes in balcony ceilings are among the obvious damages. Photo by Jeff Prince.

Apartment Problems

Though residents pay a pretty penny at Century Colonial Park and Gallery 1701, some say they’re being left high and not dry.
Jeff Prince
“Location, location, location.” That old adage fits Century Colonial Park Apartments to a T. Or to a tee box. This 350,000-square-foot complex on Rogers Road offers 257 units within easy walking distance of Colonial Country...

Trippin’ to the Altar

He’s Trippin’

An Austin filmmaker snags a prize at the Fort Worth Indie Film Festival.
Kristian Lin
At 52, David Reyes took a while to finally finish his first fiction film. “I was part of that sad generation that saw Star Wars and decided [filmmaking] was what I wanted to do,” said the Austin filmmaker. “I was 14 years...


Rodeo Tavern: Welcome

Steve Steward
I don’t necessarily think this is a bad thing, but writing about dives makes me feel like a tourist. For starters, I don’t often go back to most of them, let alone become a regular. There are only so many hours in a week, a...


Welcome to Stop Six

Erin Ratigan
Regina Blair’s “Hillary for President” t-shirt was drenched with sweat as we sat in the sweltering July heat. Before meeting her at her mother’s house, I had noticed the temperature gauge in my car: 96 degrees and climb...

Stephanie Sanford: “Our ultimate goal is that we can die and [Bennett] will be fine.” Photo by Lee Chastain.

A Diet of Hope

A California-based nonprofit is helping local kids with autism.
Eric Griffey
In many ways, Bennett Sanford is a typical 11-year-old boy. He enjoys swimming in his backyard pool, loves animals, and plays Minecraft on his iPad with the same intensity as a Russian chess champion. At his home on a recent we...

Illustration by Melody Newcomb.

From All Sides

A beleaguered veteran Fort Worth attorney fights on.
Jeff Prince
Ledford White has been representing clients in real estate and probate transactions since 1976 with no record of disciplinary action from the State Bar of Texas, based on the state bar’s website. Since 2004, however, a former...

Jonathan Miller: “...We want to empower people to love others outside the church.” Photo by Rowan Lehr

My Brother’s Keeper

Two brothers are bringing a youthful brand of religion to the Near Southside.
In the upstairs library of the World Languages Institute, overlooking West Magnolia Avenue, the assembled Sunday morning crowd looked more like the audience of a standup comedy show than church parishioners. Pastor Jonathan Mil...