Posts Tagged ‘story’
Cover by Scott Latham.

There Will Be Oil

Locals are joining a national movement against the Dakota Access pipeline.
Karen Gavis
Pen in hand, Tucker Dean stopped to sign his name. “I want to help out any way I can,” said the UTA drama major. “I just disagree with it in general.” The “it” he doesn’t like is the Dakota Access pipeline, propos...

Sandra Wood has spend the past four months recuperating from broken bones after a fall. Photo by Jeff Prince.

Coming Home?

A Fort Worth woman fights to have her “son” returned.
Jeff Prince
When Sandra Wood saw Billy Mittell earlier this month, the mute man with Down syndrome was making a sign created by putting his fingers together to fashion what looks like a roof. It’s the sign for “home.” Mittell was tel...

Photo by Christopher Blay

An Art Pilgrimage

All roads led west and to a bittersweet farewell.
It’s been two weeks since I drove from Fort Worth to San Francisco. The trip, which also took two weeks, gave me a taste of the great American road trip, and it was an art pilgrimage of sorts. For all the times I’ve travele...

Dazey: “I didn’t really have a backup plan.” Photo by rambo.

Playing it Forward

Jeff Dazey is inspiring the next generation of saxophonists.
Edward Brown
The Tarrant County College south campus’ jazz band was recently performing at the Live Oak. The music hall was packed. TCC jazz director Rick Stitzel deftly guided his big band through popular standards, newer works, and a su...

Cover illustration by David Owens.

High Waters

Lost livestock and unpredictable flooding are forcing Eastsiders to find the cause of the Trinity River’s erratic behavior.
Edward Brown
The rain began lightly. Julie Amendola knew to keep a watchful eye on the nearby Trinity River. Heavy rains had been causing it to swell so much that it would gush over the banks and onto her ranch. Located a few miles east of ...

“I sleep fine at night because I know I’m doing the right thing,” said Jennifer Olson, Protective Parents Coalition cofounder. Photo by Madelyn Edwards.

Libeling Lawyers

Two local attorneys sue local child advocates over Facebook comments.
Madelyn Edwards
Jennifer Olson brought a valuable person with her to meet me at a grocery store café for this interview –– her 6-year-old son. The brown-eyed boy sat quietly as I talked to his mom about a pending lawsuit against her. The ...


¡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...


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...