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Moment of Truth

Second Chance

Hou$ed

Faith, Hope, Love

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Summer Guide 2019

Don’t even start. Yes, it’s summer in Texas. No –– unless you’re a construction worker or some other kind of person who makes his...

Lament for Horny Toad

A friend’s 3-year-old boy is enthralled with toy dinosaurs and carries one with him wherever he goes. Imagine what the tyke would think if...

If the Shoe Fits

Possibly the earliest advice on footwear comes from the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu nearly two-and-a-half millennia ago. Lacking self-reflection is like trying to “cover...

Day Trips and Weekend Getaways

The Old Farmer’s Almanac forecasts a wetter and slightly cooler (emphasis on “slightly”) summer in North Texas. If that’s true, the highways and byways...

Mountain Shutdown

Jason Brimmer remembers the first time he saw the Mountain. The Fort Worth husband, father of two, and photographer was sitting at the corner...

Code Blue

All that time, all that hard work, all for nothing, it seemed. Vanessa Adia’s dream of serving in Congress evaporated in an instant when...

Tornup’s Musical Activism

“So, what are you gonna do now?”  This is the question I asked Tornup, seated across a table from me at a local bar where...

Immigrant Song

My Story My immigration story began many months before I boarded a plane from Manchester International to DFW Airport one late May morning in 2014....

Facing Reality

It wasn’t long ago that Billie Winner-Davis considered our government and judicial systems to be fair, just, and equal — beacons of truth for...

Skate Jam

About a year ago, while setting up the bar for happy hour at Off the Record, the cocktail bar/record store situated in what I...