Posts Tagged ‘people’
Photo by Will van Overbeek.

Death of a Rock Star

A Fort Worth punk rocker’s old film is breaking on through to the other side.
Jonathan Demme got me thinking about Jim Morrison the other day. I first met Demme, the great American auteur, in 1982, about a year after I graduated from film school at the University of Texas at Austin and moved to Hollywood...

Straight Razor Steve’s ‘65 Chevy C10 will be on display Saturday. Photo by ROWAN LEHR.

Hot Rods and Java

Texas Motor Speedway is the new home for Cowtown Cars & Coffee.
The distinctive monthly gathering in which hot rods and caffeine are combined has gotten so popular that it has –– yet again –– moved to bigger environs. The new home for Cowtown Cars & Coffee is Texas Motor Speedwa...


Smoke-Free Fort Worth Now

Steve Steward
I don’t want to make every one of these columns about smoking cigarettes –– this’ll be the last one for a while, at least until something interesting happens (which, mind you, could be two months from now) –– but I ...


Two Men Enter …

An ocean of blood has been spilled in the name of Christianity over the ages, so it makes sense that two maintenance workers at a Christian university would resort to violence to settle a dispute. But this story is weird even i...

Photo by Jeff Prince.

Jessica in Wonderland

Now that Fort Worth has its own film commission, the big bucks should come rolling in. Right?
Jeff Prince
Working in the film and television industry while living in Fort Worth means you’ll probably spend a lot of your time traveling to other cities. Richard Porter spends much of his time driving to Dallas, Austin, or other citie...

The concrete recycling plant planned for the East Side appears to be a dead deal for now. Photo by Jesse Brackeen.

Planting their Feet

The most dangerous man in Texas was no match for Fort Worth’s East Side.
A take-no-prisoner’s developer who was once dubbed the most dangerous man in Texas learned the hard way that Eastside folks are no pushovers. Residents who live near Chesapeake Energy’s wastewater disposal site –– the o...


Dee-Moralized at Jail

Imagine working at the same place for 16 years without any problems and then getting criticized and booted out the door. This might explain why Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson hasn’t returned to work since losing a runoff...


Indian Football

A nonprofit offers Native American youth shoulder pads and helmets — and hope.
Karen Gavis
As he slid $12,000 in hundred-dollar bills around the table, he asked his friends to reach out and touch it, to see what that kind of wealth feels like. Steve Cardwell then asked them if they would rather have the money or the ...

Keller humanist and atheist Zachary Moore looks over a prayer he read at a Keller City Council meeting. Photo by Madelyn Edwards.

Invoking Other Religions

There’s more than “Our Father” to council meetings now.
Before the Pledge of Allegiance is recited –– or a motion is made or a voice is heard –– some city council meetings in North Texas begin with a prayer. Dear Lord, what the hell happened to the separation of church and s...


Smokers: Get Out of Our Hair

Steve Steward
I don’t smoke cigarettes. If you do, I don’t think you’re a bad person or anything, because it would be hypocritical for me to lecture anyone else about which types of self-poisoning are acceptable and which ones aren’t...