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Posts Tagged ‘tarrant county homeless coalition’
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Homeless Movie Night

A faith-based nonprofit attempts to bring some normalcy to lives that are anything but.
Erin Ratigan
Kevin McFarland has been living on the streets for three years. He’s tried shelters but doesn’t like them. When he’s not working as a day laborer, he spends most of his time taking care of Monique, his pregnant fiancée, ...


Anthony Mariani is now editor.

New Weekly Editor Named

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After a month and a half on the job as interim editor, Anthony Mariani is now editor. And under his reign of blood, terror, and proper pronoun/antecedent agreement, Mariani promises to retain focus on all of the things you love...



Friese: “Most of the people I know who were homeless treated those bus passes as gold.”

No Pass/No Job

Advocates for the homeless are upset over a proposal to end free bus passes.
ERIC GRIFFEY
On weekday mornings Lou Friese takes an hour-long bus ride to work from his West Fort Worth apartment near Las Vegas Trail. Before he found a job at First Street Methodist Mission in June, Friese had been homeless for more thre...


Crain: “Texas opted out of the Medicaid expansion. That results in fewer funds ... .” Brian Hutson

New Directions

A county coalition is injecting fresh ideas and funding into the homelessness debate.
EDWARD BROWN
The facts on homelessness in and around Tarrant County aren’t encouraging: The total number of homeless people rose by 13 percent in the last two years. Owners of homes and businesses near the Lancaster Avenue corridor are gr...



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No Place to Grow Up

What homelessness looks like in Fort Worth: a young kid, an abused mom.
EDWARD BROWN W/ PHOTOS BY ROBERT HART
As the school bus pulls up at its regular stop on East Lancaster Avenue, not just a handful but a whole crowd of elementary students pile in. When the bus pulls away,  it reveals a sign that had been hidden by the kids. It say...