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Paving the Way

There’s a 17-year-old boy in foster care whom Jackie Davis visits almost every week. Davis is the boy’s mentor and, unquestionably, his friend. Recently,...

Final Encore

In the eyes of the law, Gregory Charles McCain put a gun to the head of the 14-year-old daughter of his girlfriend a half-hour...

Private Hells

A scathing early-August report by the Office of the Inspector General on the quality-of-inmate-life in private prisons led to a very quick decision by...

This Jail Has Gone to Pot

We got sleepy-eyed smiles on our faces upon hearing that the California city of Coalinga — an oil town in the conservative San Joaquin...

An Art Pilgrimage

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...

Controversial Judge Retires

Tarrant County Judge Pat Ferchill announced his retirement effective Aug. 31 after sitting on the bench for 35 years in Probate Court No. 2....

Flood Help Coming for Eastsiders?

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...

Old-School Museum

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...

Restraining Order

A group of protesters trying to prevent a Hooters restaurant from opening in downtown Fort Worth pulled out its own big torpedoes at an...

Best Root to Mexico

I wasn’t quite sure what I’d run into when I recently took off from Joshua in a rental car with my former wife, Chepa,...