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Courthouse Protest Draws a Handful Against COVID-19 Restrictions

On the same Saturday as Tarrant County reported a near-record 130 new coronavirus cases and four more deaths, bringing the total number of the...

The Aardvark Is Closing

Everything ends. Maybe not on a cosmic level, but here on earth, in the laughably brief duration of human lifetimes, the institutions of men...

Spanish Flu May Help You Remember the Pandemic of 2020

Sometime back in the 1970s, while visiting my grandparents on the east side of Fort Worth, I ran across a puzzling photo in an...

A Hot Box Response: Social media furor prompts changes at Near...

The owners of Hot Box Biscuit Club were frazzled already, even before their brusque reply to a Facebook message prompted a social media firestorm,...

Protest Leaders Arrested Shortly After Meeting Mayor and Police Chief

Several hours after meeting with Mayor Betsy Price, Fort Worth Police Chief Ed Kraus, and city staffers to discuss the too-frequent killing of unarmed...

Dog Shot By Vote Canvasser (UPDATED)

  Duncan is recuperating at home. The 70-pound golden retriever/border collie mix lost multiple teeth, had his head shaved, received more than a dozen stitches...

Basement Bar Doubles Down on Opening May 1 Amid Pandemic

Ending with a #Trump2020 hashtag, the Basement Bar is doubling down on its plan to reopen on May 1. After starting a viral storm...

Protest Group Enough Is Enough Announces New Downtown Disruptions

Downtown Fort Worth was the scene of two tense confrontations between the Fort Worth police department and a coalition of protest groups that includes...

Blogging “Django Unchained” (The Tennessee Chapters)

Part 1 is here. • In some sheltered rocky campsite on the road to Tennessee, Dr. Schultz is taking his clothes down from a laundry...

Movies About Maids

The Help looks poised to be a huge hit this weekend, and everyone is healthily chewing over the book and the film’s racial politics....