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Remember Your Training

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Building a Better Hood

Chef Melissa McCrea was putting the finishing touches on three birthday cakes when a small group of excited black girls arrived. The apartment where...

Remembering Ron

Ron Tomlinson was in fine form this past May when he and I sat down for a series of conversations at his Westcliff home....

Man on Fire

On Monday, June 23, 2014, retired Methodist minister Charles Moore drove from his house in Allen, Texas, to Grand Saline, where he parked at...

Christmas Skyline of Yore

Folks who moved to Fort Worth this millennium missed out on the city’s bright, sparkling golden era. Literally. The last half of the 20th...

Red (and Green) Flags

Well, it’s getting chilly out there some nights, and I still don’t own a pair of jeans or any long pants. Still don’t have...

Real Help

For those fortunate enough to have a home and material comforts, the holidays can be a joyous time of celebration with friends and family....

Livin’ la Vida Santa

’Tis the season for fat pants and even fatter lies told to children about an ancient elf who visits every child’s home on Christmas...

Welcome to the 2018 Holidays Issue

I admit, I love Christmas. As a relatively happy child in a relatively stable home in the 1970s and ’80s, I wanted for next...

A Toy Store Story

It’s a scene that repeats two or three times a day at my house: There’s a knock on the door. After calming our (read:...

Faces of Homelessness

This summer when temperatures sweltered, I often found myself at the downtown library, where I indulged my latest passion: genealogy research. I almost always...