Posts Tagged ‘people’
Some Eastsiders near an old church quietly worry that a self-proclaimed renaissance man will bring Bacchanalia to their little ville.
What’s that thing about one flap of a butterfly’s wings can alter history? By that theory, a butterfly must have flapped its wings sometime before the 1980s and sent some weird mojo hurtling toward Handley Church of Christ....
Several current and former officers say APD refuses to ruffle feathers — even if one of its own is in trouble.
On a sunny October day in 2011, Paul Balson watched out the window of his Arlington home as a car with three men in it circled the block. On the third pass they pulled up to the curb in front, got out, and purposefully started ...
Amy Winehouse gets a respectful, revealing documentary.
I remember the first time I heard Amy Winehouse. I was at a listening booth in a Borders Books & Music — remember those? I’m fuzzy on what made me listen to this CD called Back to Black, but I do recall what impression ...
ACH is rethinking (and redesigning) foster care.
Wayne Carson is already seeing improvements. CEO of ACH Child and Family Services, a 100-year-old Fort Worth-based nonprofit that’s recently been hired by the state to oversee foster care in seven counties, including Tarrant,...
New book Dateline Purgatory argues for Darlie Routier’s innocence.
Darlie Routier. If you remember her at all, you’re probably seeing the same mental image that most of us have: a young, attractive blonde woman chewing gum and spraying Silly String onto the new graves of her little boys. She...
Like Dante’s Inferno, there are rings of band “success.” And 99 percent of them are long. And hard.
I found the most tragicomic advertisement I’ve ever seen in the fall of 2008, when my old band, Darth Vato, was loading into a crappy bar in Longview to play a show. Stuck into a planter box littered with rocks and cigarette ...
So there’s water contamination near fracking sites, but no provable connection between the two? That’s what two different June studies are saying. The industry is all over this, of course, claiming that they prove that hydr...
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra produces more than simply outstanding musicians.
Though everyone onstage was wearing casual clothes, not everyone looked relaxed. The adults had nothing to worry about. Professional musicians with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, they had played Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overtur...
Though Race Street is dying, a new business is being turned away.
The rows of empty buildings on Race Street in east Fort Worth look like a scene from the Great Depression. But the boarded up lots are a little misleading. The area is ground zero for what could be the city’s next bustling bu...
One of Fort Worth’s oldest graveyards is bustling with enough noise to wake the dead. West of Bryant Irvin Road and just north of I-20, Burke Cemetery once blended into a dense forest of live oaks and brush. Now a large resid...