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GOOD-GRUB

Best Of Good Grub 2016

Fort Worth Weekly
Tour of Fort Worth Institutions Despite the seemingly endless revolving doors on West 7th and the slick come-lately joints headed for the new Waterside development, you can find some of our town’s best stories in the restaura...


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This Jail Has Gone to Pot

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We got sleepy-eyed smiles on our faces upon hearing that the California city of Coalinga — an oil town in the conservative San Joaquin Valley — had sold its prison to a cannabis extraction company. What next? Snoop Dogg buy...



Photo by Christopher Blay

An Art Pilgrimage

All roads led west and to a bittersweet farewell.
CHRISTOPHER BLAY
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...


Judge Pat Ferchill retires. Tarrant County

Controversial Judge Retires

Pat Ferchill leaves the bench after 35 years.
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Tarrant County Judge Pat Ferchill announced his retirement effective Aug. 31 after sitting on the bench for 35 years in Probate Court No. 2. Ferchill was two years into a four-year term that expires in 2018. He will continue to...



Don’t believe everything you read, our author says. Photo by Brianna Kessler.

In Russia with Love

BRIANNA KESSLER
A Wesleyan graduate travels to the “least friendly city in the world,” criticizes media.
My favorite thing about growing up and living in Fort Worth is seeing smiling faces every day. We’re a friendly town. Travel + Leisure says we’re the seventh friendliest in the country. On the personal friendly scale, I tip...


Lupita Murillo Tinnen’s “Luis” and “Leticia”

Gallery

Fort Worth Weekly
In a year when a presidential candidate has built his campaign on hatred of immigrants, TCU is holding a show that spotlights immigrant laborers. Lupita Murillo Tinnen shoots posed photographs of them and provides text and maps...



Cover illustration by David Owens.

Flood Help Coming for Eastsiders?

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The Texas Water Development Board, the state agency tasked with providing funds and know-how to maintain Texas’ water resources, awarded Fort Worth $247,378 recently for flood protection. The financial assistance, part of a l...


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Old-School Museum

In Duncanville, this repository of early 20th-century technology is an artifact in itself.
Barbara Kevles
Rick Wilkins stood staring at the dozens of pieces of the Scopitone, a massively tall coin-operated musical video machine from the 1950s that he had dismantled to repair. To get to the circuit board and other failing components...



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...


Hooters girls attended a hearing in Fort Worth this week. Photo by Jeff Prince.

Restraining Order

Urban dwellers worry Hooters will bring an unwanted element to downtown.
Jeff Prince
A group of protesters trying to prevent a Hooters restaurant from opening in downtown Fort Worth pulled out its own big torpedoes at an administrative hearing this week. Mayor Betsy Price, Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley, and...