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Police on special detail ticket Fort Worth homeless | Star Telegram Police on special detail ticket Fort Worth homeless
Complaints from organizations in the shelter district neighborhood about an uptick in violence among the homeless along a two-mile stretch of East Lancaster Avenue, between I-35 and North Beach Street, … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | October 20, 2017
Prosecutors seeking to certify teen suspect as adult in killing of Bedford girl | Star Telegram Prosecutors seeking to certify teen suspect as adult in killing of Bedford girl
Prosecutors will seek to certify as an adult a 16-year-old Fort Worth youth accused of using a hammer to kill a 14-year-old Bedford girl this summer. A certification hearing has … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | October 19, 2017
The most popular fast food chain in Texas is ... not Whataburger? | Star Telegram The most popular fast food chain in Texas is ... not Whataburger?
Call it a case of Fake News. A new study released Thursday from Business Insider and Foursquare named In-N-Out — not Whataburger — the most popular fast food chain in … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | October 19, 2017
A Fort Worth story hits the screen: Hope, devotion and love in ‘Same Kind of Different’ | Star Telegram A Fort Worth story hits the screen: Hope, devotion and love in ‘Same Kind of Different’
Call it the greatest Fort Worth story ever told. The true-life saga of a prayerful mission volunteer and her persistent friendship with a wise but wary homeless man sold more … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | October 19, 2017
Will this video persuade Amazon to build HQ2 in North Texas? | Star Telegram Will this video persuade Amazon to build HQ2 in North Texas?
Touting the region’s diversity, pro-business climate, access to research facilities and even the prevalence of delicious tacos, leaders from the Fort Worth and Dallas chambers of commerce on Thursday unveiled … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | October 19, 2017
Need a job? Fort Worth schools are hiring. | Star Telegram Need a job? Fort Worth schools are hiring.
Fort Worth schools are looking for workers. The school district announced 95 job openings recently on its Facebook page. The district is seeking bus drivers, bus attendenants, custodians, campus monitors … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | October 19, 2017
It’s a trashy issue and Fort Worth’s got to deal with it | Star Telegram It’s a trashy issue and Fort Worth’s got to deal with it
If recycling isn’t on the to-do list of Fort Worth residents now, it will be. Residents can expect recycling to become an even greater part of their daily lives as … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | October 19, 2017
Teen arrested who allegedly headed up shooting that killed mother of five | Star Telegram Teen arrested who allegedly headed up shooting that killed mother of five
Though he claims he never fired a shot, a 19-year-old Forest Hill man is facing a murder charge for allegedly heading up a drive-by shooting last month that left a … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | October 19, 2017
Fort Worth man forced 13-year-old into sex trafficking, federal agents say | Star Telegram Fort Worth man forced 13-year-old into sex trafficking, federal agents say
A Fort Worth man suspected of sexually assaulting and forcing a teenage runaway from Houston into prostitution has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of sex trafficking. Marquist “Keezie” Fulcher, … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | October 18, 2017
Beer Beef | Fort Worth Weekly Beer Beef
I am not a beer expert, master brewer, or any other such related professional. I am a guy with a long and enthusiastically spent career drinking on three continents. I have tried a delicious multifariousness of beers since I first took to drinking around age 15, which is a perfectly regular age to start dabbling […] The post Beer Beef appeared first on Fort Worth Weekly.
Fort Worth Weekly | October 18, 2017
She Stoops Don’t Stop | Fort Worth Weekly She Stoops Don’t Stop
Asking a Texan to act with a British accent for two hours is like prodding a knight to swim the Rio Grande in a suit of armor. Such noble feats are often attempted and too infrequently realized. On stage now at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center is She Stoops to Conquer. Part of Stolen […] The post She Stoops Don’t Stop appeared first on Fort Worth Weekly.
Fort Worth Weekly | October 18, 2017
H. Schenck’s “untitled” | Fort Worth Weekly H. Schenck’s “untitled”
UTA’s 16th faculty biennial started last Monday, but the opening reception doesn’t take place until 5:30pm Fri. The school’s 35 faculty members work in all manner of media, including glass, jewelry, and digital imaging. Faculty Biennial XVI, thru Nov 18. The Gallery at UTA, 502 S Cooper St, Arlington. 817-272-3143. The post H. Schenck’s “untitled” appeared first on Fort Worth Weekly.
Fort Worth Weekly | October 18, 2017
Dead Vinyl’s Rebirth | Fort Worth Weekly Dead Vinyl’s Rebirth
Last year, Dead Vinyl entered that career phase a lot of bands go through when all the members live together. In lots of cases, the “let’s all rent a house” period can easily degenerate into a darkened blur of nonstop partying and eventual burnout. But for the now-Meadowbrook-based rockers, they say their era of cohabitation […] The post Dead Vinyl’s Rebirth appeared first on Fort Wo
Fort Worth Weekly | October 18, 2017
Oil Boom: Crude Awakening | Fort Worth Weekly Oil Boom: Crude Awakening
The trend of what’s old has been new again for long enough now that it’s become some sort of meta-parody of itself –– the proverbial snake chomping on its own tail. North Texas four-piece Oil Boom is intent on writing songs that could be written only in the here and now. You can certainly trace […] The post Oil Boom: Crude Awakening appeared first on Fort Worth Weekly.
Fort Worth Weekly | October 18, 2017
The  Great Divide | Fort Worth Weekly The Great Divide
Less than three miles separate the campuses of two leading seminaries that call Fort Worth home, but their philosophies are a world apart. One welcomes those who are LGBTQ. The other prohibits them. One allows differing views on abortion. The other is strictly pro-life. One believes that women should play leadership roles in the church. […] The post The Great Divide appeared first on Fort W
Fort Worth Weekly | October 18, 2017
DFW makes its pitch for Amazon HQ2. See what cities are in play | Star Telegram DFW makes its pitch for Amazon HQ2. See what cities are in play
Leaders across North Texas said Wednesday that a proposal to lure Seattle-based Amazon to the Dallas-Fort Worth region was ready to go and would be submitted well ahead of Thursday’s … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | October 18, 2017
What’s next for #MeToo? Local advocates predict action | Star Telegram What’s next for #MeToo? Local advocates predict action
Me too. You’ve seen those two words posted by women you know in Fort Worth and beyond — maybe your sister, wife or good friend — on Facebook, Twitter and … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | October 18, 2017
Cartel emerges as most dominant in North Texas | Star Telegram Cartel emerges as most dominant in North Texas
Overall drug cartel activity has increased in North Texas over the last year, federal authorities said Wednesday, and the cartel named by a suspect in an extortion plot last week … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | October 18, 2017
Good Luck (Getting a Table) | Fort Worth Weekly Good Luck (Getting a Table)
I’m done (for a little while) writing about these pinky-out, over-priced restaurants that most people can afford only on special occasions. I’m ready to get back to my roots: finding hole-in-the-wall joints, rubbing elbows with the workingman, and finding the best bang-for-buck eateries in town. Full disclosure:  I’m also tired of being embarrassed about the […] The post Good Luck
Fort Worth Weekly | October 18, 2017
Smoke-Free Now or Later? | Fort Worth Weekly Smoke-Free Now or Later?
Living in a little bubble of progressivism like we do has its advantages. Our Facebook feeds are (mostly) bereft of right-wing nut jobs, and everyone we drink with is cool and on the same cheery progressive team. On our ways to and from our offices here in Monticello, stopping occasionally for some happy-houring along the […] The post Smoke-Free Now or Later? appeared first on Fort Worth Wee
Fort Worth Weekly | October 18, 2017
Artist for Obama’s official portrait drew big crowds in Fort Worth | Star Telegram Artist for Obama’s official portrait drew big crowds in Fort Worth
Artist Kehinde Wiley, who has twice exhibited at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, is accustomed to setting ordinary people in powerful positions in his paintings. Now he’ll be … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | October 18, 2017
Razing the roof: Street mix-up leads to new roof for wrong house | Star Telegram Razing the roof: Street mix-up leads to new roof for wrong house
It’s enough to make you want to hit the roof. A woman returned home Tuesday to find someone had removed all the shingles from the roof of the house she … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | October 18, 2017
Wide Open Spaces | Fort Worth Weekly Wide Open Spaces
All those motorists who complained about their cars being towed from the parking garages in the West 7th Street corridor now have a huge parking lot at their disposal. And the $10 parking fee at Farrington Field is half of what the parking garages charge. So why has Farrington Field’s parking lot looked so, uh, […] The post Wide Open Spaces appeared first on Fort Worth Weekly.
Fort Worth Weekly | October 18, 2017
Texas Slim’s BBQ: Secret Treats | Fort Worth Weekly Texas Slim’s BBQ: Secret Treats
Texas Slim’s BBQ, 2903 W Berry St, FW. 817-926-7814. 12pm-4pm Sun, 11am-8pm Tue-Sat. They may be less common every year, but there are still places around that look and feel as if they’ve been with us forever. The Aardvark, located across West Berry Street from TCU, can certainly seem frozen in time, having taken over […] The post Texas Slim’s BBQ: Secret Treats appeared first on Fort
Fort Worth Weekly | October 18, 2017
Notes on Cocktail Week | Fort Worth Weekly Notes on Cocktail Week
After the inaugural year of Fort Worth Cocktail Week in 2016, the participating distillers have grown considerably. This is the time to try something outside of your comfort zone with new spirits and find twists on old favorites. If I may be so bold, allow me to steer you to a few things worth your […] The post Notes on Cocktail Week appeared first on Fort Worth Weekly.
Fort Worth Weekly | October 18, 2017
(Almost) All Cello Sonatas | Fort Worth Weekly (Almost) All Cello Sonatas
Alisa Weilerstein, the cellist with the razor-like tone and sense of phrasing, was supposed to play here in February 2016, but then she was advised not to travel in the final months of her pregnancy, so the date went on with a different cellist. Now, the 35-year-old returns to Fort Worth for her makeup engagement […] The post (Almost) All Cello Sonatas appeared first on Fort Worth Weekly.
Fort Worth Weekly | October 18, 2017
Police search for bank robber who put “Tom Lawson” on robbery note | Star Telegram Police search for bank robber who put “Tom Lawson” on robbery note
Police are looking for a bank robbery suspect who ended his note demanding cash with the name Tom Lawson. The suspect walked into the BBVA Compass Bank, 4480 Bryant Irving … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | October 18, 2017
Teen admits shooting up house but says he didn’t mean to kill mom of five | Star Telegram Teen admits shooting up house but says he didn’t mean to kill mom of five
A drive-by shooting that claimed the life of a Fort Worth mother of five last month was spurred by an earlier shooting involving the woman’s boyfriend, court documents reveal. But … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | October 18, 2017
Fort Worth, the only city in Tarrant County that’s not smoke-free, soon will be | Star Telegram Fort Worth, the only city in Tarrant County that’s not smoke-free, soon will be
Smoking in bars, bingo parlors and private clubs in Fort Worth will soon end. The City Council directed city attorneys on Tuesday to draft an ordinance that clamps down on … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | October 17, 2017
Why was a Women’s March activist booted off an American Airlines flight? | Star Telegram Why was a Women’s March activist booted off an American Airlines flight?
A co-leader of the Women’s March movement who was booted off an American Airlines flight over the weekend demanded an official apology from the airline Tuesday and said the pilot … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | October 17, 2017
Professor Marston: Golden Ropes | Fort Worth Weekly Professor Marston: Golden Ropes
Sometimes, a high-profile film is followed by a movie on a related subject intended to capitalize on the first movie’s expected success. (Remember 12 years ago, when we had two films about Truman Capote?) Professor Marston and the Wonder Women trails in the wake of Wonder Woman, but it doesn’t play like a tag-along. Rather, […] The post Professor Marston: Golden Ropes appeared fi
Fort Worth Weekly | October 17, 2017
‘Have you seen the 10th floor?’ Why our public hospital needs money, and now | Star Telegram ‘Have you seen the 10th floor?’ Why our public hospital needs money, and now
County leaders balked at the pricetag last year and refused to consider borrowing $800 million for public hospitals. Now, their own hand-picked citizens’ healthcare study committee says the county healthcare … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | October 17, 2017
Dreamy Life’s Group Therapy Vol. 4 Release Holiday: 16 Out of 19 Bands Reviewed! | Fort Worth Weekly Dreamy Life’s Group Therapy Vol. 4 Release Holiday: 16 Out of 19 Bands Reviewed!
Advance warning: this is gonna be long, in part because a show with 19 bands is a lot to talk about, and also because I have some excuses for lackluster coverage to make up front; if you want to get right to the “this band played, and other bands played after in succession” part, skip […] The post Dreamy Life’s Group Therapy Vol. 4 Release Holiday: 16 Out of 19 Bands Reviewed! appe
Fort Worth Weekly | October 17, 2017
Sports Rush: Stars in College Hockey Country | Fort Worth Weekly Sports Rush: Stars in College Hockey Country
Brad Berry played in the Dallas Stars organization for a number of years, including a couple of seasons in Minnesota, several with the top farm club in Kalamazoo, and the team’s inaugural season in Dallas. The former defenseman has since returned to his alma mater, the University of North Dakota, as the head coach. He […] The post Sports Rush: Stars in College Hockey Country appeared first
Fort Worth Weekly | October 17, 2017
He beat them and poured drain cleaner on them to make sure they were dead. One survived. | Star Telegram He beat them and poured drain cleaner on them to make sure they were dead. One survived.
Editors note: This report contains graphic material that may offend some readers. FORT WORTH — Police found Miguel Hernandez naked and covered in blood on the night he is accused … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | October 17, 2017
Statewide sex trafficking ring operating in Fort Worth shut down with eight arrests | Star Telegram Statewide sex trafficking ring operating in Fort Worth shut down with eight arrests
Some of the girls were recruited on Facebook and Instagram. The seven girls and women ranged in age from 16 to 36. Their pimps charged $100 for half an hour … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | October 17, 2017
In a state where gambling is illegal, how DFW poker rooms are playing their hand | Star Telegram In a state where gambling is illegal, how DFW poker rooms are playing their hand
Jody Wheeler is betting on a business model he bills as a legal and safe place to play poker. He opened FTN Poker a month ago in a former shoe … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | October 17, 2017
‘He did incredible things:’ Owner says good-bye to heroic Fort Worth police K-9 | Star Telegram ‘He did incredible things:’ Owner says good-bye to heroic Fort Worth police K-9
Luca, the retired Fort Worth police K-9 that earned national recognition for helping rescue an elderly man with Alzheimer’s from the freezing Trinity River last year, died Friday morning, police … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | October 16, 2017
Watauga motorist succumbs to injuries he suffered in Fort Worth wreck | Star Telegram Watauga motorist succumbs to injuries he suffered in Fort Worth wreck
A Watauga man critically injured earlier this month in a crash on Loop 820 died Sunday at a local hospital, authorities said Monday. Authorities with the Tarrant County medical examiner’s … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | October 16, 2017
Three arrested in cartel-linked ‘ransom drop’ at Fort Worth Home Depot | Star Telegram Three arrested in cartel-linked ‘ransom drop’ at Fort Worth Home Depot
Three men accused of trying to collect money in a kidnapping and extortion scheme involving a fourth man who claimed ties to a Mexican cartel were arrested last week during … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | October 16, 2017