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Fort Worth has a $5.5 million plan to fix failing schools. Will it work? | Star Telegram Fort Worth has a $5.5 million plan to fix failing schools. Will it work?
Thelma Isabel Luna’s first impression of Mitchell Boulevard Elementary School was not good. She and her family had just moved from the city’s north side to east Fort Worth, near … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | August 21, 2017
Gunman opens fire on three people in game room during Fort Worth robbery attempt | Star Telegram Gunman opens fire on three people in game room during Fort Worth robbery attempt
A gunman opened fire on three people early Monday during a robbery attempt in a game room, police said. One victim was shot in the abdomen and another was shot … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | August 21, 2017
Crockett Row sees scathing complaints, but West 7th parking problem goes deeper | Star Telegram Crockett Row sees scathing complaints, but West 7th parking problem goes deeper
Parking in the West 7th Street district just got a lot pricier for the unwashed. Five to 15 cars every Friday and Saturday night are being towed from the parking … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | August 20, 2017
Man wounded during domestic dispute with girlfriend, Fort Worth police say | Star Telegram Man wounded during domestic dispute with girlfriend, Fort Worth police say
A domestic dispute between a girlfriend and her boyfriend ended just before noon Sunday in a shooting that left the man seriously injured, police said. The man who police did … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | August 20, 2017
Mother indicted on deaths of her children left in hot car in Parker County | Star Telegram Mother indicted on deaths of her children left in hot car in Parker County
A Parker County grand jury has indicted a young mother in the deaths of her two young children in May after she left them in a hot car for hours. … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | August 20, 2017
Tarrant County to charge cities, school districts more to collect their taxes | Star Telegram Tarrant County to charge cities, school districts more to collect their taxes
Tarrant County officials are raising the rate the county charges other entities to collect their property taxes for them. Although it’s not unusual for the rate to fluctuate, at least … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | August 20, 2017
Will first day of school cast shadow on solar eclipse? | Star Telegram Will first day of school cast shadow on solar eclipse?
By now you’ve likely heard everything there is to know about the big solar eclipse Monday. Just in case, here are a few last-minute reminders: ▪ Viewing in the Fort Worth … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | August 20, 2017
Look out below! Sinkhole forces closure of Haltom City service road | Star Telegram Look out below! Sinkhole forces closure of Haltom City service road
If construction bottlenecks weren’t enough for Tarrant County motorists, here’s something else that might add to their drive time. Authorities on Sunday afternoon closed a Loop 820 service road because … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | August 20, 2017
Owner of Paco’s Mexican Cuisine locks would-be thief inside walk-in freezer | Star Telegram Owner of Paco’s Mexican Cuisine locks would-be thief inside walk-in freezer
The would-be thief who attempted to get away from Paco’s Mexican Cuisine on Friday night with a bag full of popsicles and meat might have actually been glad when police … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | August 19, 2017
Martha Rowan Hyder, a force behind the Cliburn competition, dies at 89 | Star Telegram Martha Rowan Hyder, a force behind the Cliburn competition, dies at 89
Martha Rowan Hyder, a tireless advocate for the arts and a force in making the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition truly global, died Friday in her home. She was 89. … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | August 19, 2017
Museum astronomer will livestream eclipse back to Fort Worth audience | Star Telegram Museum astronomer will livestream eclipse back to Fort Worth audience
Noble Planetarium manager Sarah Twidal will livestream the Great American Eclipse from Oregon to Fort Worth on Monday. Twidal planned to leave for Albany, Oregon, on Saturday morning to be … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | August 19, 2017
50 years ago, school doors opened for all in Fort Worth | Star Telegram 50 years ago, school doors opened for all in Fort Worth
Freedom finally came to Fort Worth, but only 50 years ago. Not until fall 1967 could African-American students attend any public high school. “Ft. Worth Schools Achieve Full Integration,” the … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | August 19, 2017
Man wanted for questioning in downtown Fort Worth sexual assault case captured | Star Telegram Man wanted for questioning in downtown Fort Worth sexual assault case captured
A person wanted for questioning in a sexual assault has been taken into custody, according to police. Police said the suspect, Trealon Clark Varnshena Raheem, 22, surrendered to authorities and … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | August 19, 2017
Firefighters battling large fire at chemical storage warehouse in Fort Worth | Star Telegram Firefighters battling large fire at chemical storage warehouse in Fort Worth
Firefighters were battling a three-alarm blaze at warehouse just southeast of downtown Fort Worth on Friday afternoon. The fire was reported to be at a chemical storage warehouse in the … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | August 18, 2017
Surveillance video shows person of interest in downtown Fort Worth sex assault | Star Telegram Surveillance video shows person of interest in downtown Fort Worth sex assault
Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a person of interest in a sexual assault that occurred on a downtown sidewalk in the early hours of Aug. 6 … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | August 18, 2017
Want to watch the eclipse? Here’s where to go | Star Telegram Want to watch the eclipse? Here’s where to go
You’ve heard about the Great American Eclipse of 2017 by now, and what a life-changing event it will be for some. But where will you watch? If you want to … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | August 18, 2017
Not an issue or ‘terrifying’? Texas towns proud of their Confederate monuments | Star Telegram Not an issue or ‘terrifying’? Texas towns proud of their Confederate monuments
Ray Williams keeps a Confederate battle flag in his storefront window and has another hanging from a back wall at his boot shop on the Comanche town square, a dusty … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | August 18, 2017
This building could bring new life to the south end of downtown Fort Worth | Star Telegram This building could bring new life to the south end of downtown Fort Worth
In the latest sign of a renaissance on the south end of downtown, a five-story building with a bank, street-level retail shops and 130 loft apartments is scheduled to open … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | August 18, 2017
What does Tarrant County’s district attorney want for the next four years? | Star Telegram What does Tarrant County’s district attorney want for the next four years?
Tarrant County District Attorney Sharen Wilson is seeking another term in office. Wilson, a former state district judge, became Tarrant County’s first female district attorney in 2015. “Serving as District … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | August 18, 2017
Film Shorts | Fort Worth Weekly Film Shorts
OPENING The Adventurers (R) This Chinese caper film is about a bunch of thieves who pull off their European heist but are pursued by a legendary French detective (Jean Reno). Also with Shu Qi, Andy Lau, Zhang Jingchu, Tony Yang, You Tianyi, and Eric Tsang. (Opens Friday in Dallas) The Hitman’s Bodyguard (R) This action-comedy […] The post Film Shorts appeared first on Fort Worth Weekly.
Fort Worth Weekly | August 18, 2017
A murder suspect was about to be deported. Then Fort Worth police found him | Star Telegram A murder suspect was about to be deported. Then Fort Worth police found him
A 46-year-old man, who was a week away from being deported to Mexico, will instead be headed to Tarrant County Jail after he was linked through a DNA database to … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | August 18, 2017
Brigsby Bear: Fanfic | Fort Worth Weekly Brigsby Bear: Fanfic
You probably know Kyle Mooney as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, where he plays nerds and needy guys in perfectly capable fashion. That show, however, has given only a glimpse of the awkward, harder-to-categorize sort of comedy that he specialized in with his pal Beck Bennett before he joined SNL. Fortunately, we have […] The post Brigsby Bear: Fanfic appeared first on Fort Worth Weekl
Fort Worth Weekly | August 18, 2017
Fort Worth father says man convicted of assault tried to kidnap his son | Star Telegram Fort Worth father says man convicted of assault tried to kidnap his son
Joshua Pistokache faced down a parental nightmare on Jan. 21. Pistokache was taking a shower while his 9-year-old son was outside throwing around a football. The father and son met … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | August 18, 2017
Dive teams recover teen’s body in Trinity River | Star Telegram Dive teams recover teen’s body in Trinity River
Fort Worth Fire Department dive team members found a body in the Trinity River Friday matching the description of the 15-year-old they had been searching for since he fell in … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | August 18, 2017
Soon, police can ask about immigration status. They’re scrambling to prepare for SB4 | Star Telegram Soon, police can ask about immigration status. They’re scrambling to prepare for SB4
In just a few weeks, SB4 will allow Texas police and deputies to ask people about immigration status during an arrest, so agencies are hustling now to get policies and … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | August 17, 2017
Top 5 Shows 8/17-8/20: Rap, Rock, Reggae, and Elvis-themed Clownery | Fort Worth Weekly Top 5 Shows 8/17-8/20: Rap, Rock, Reggae, and Elvis-themed Clownery
1) Need a reason to wander around Deep Ellum on a Thursday? How about supporting Fort Worth bands at Three Links (2704 Elm, Dallas)? Royal Sons, Dead Vinyl, and Matt Tedder are on the bill, so it will be like you’re hanging out at Lola’s, except it’s Dallas. Not sure what the cover is, but […] The post Top 5 Shows 8/17-8/20: Rap, Rock, Reggae, and Elvis-themed Clownery appeared first o
Fort Worth Weekly | August 17, 2017
Fort Worth firefighters searching Trinity River for teen | Star Telegram Fort Worth firefighters searching Trinity River for teen
Firefighters were searching for a 15-year-old boy who fell into the Trinity River while he was fishing Thursday. Two dive teams were in the water searching for the boy while … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | August 17, 2017
Man fatally shot at Fairmount home was trying to rob occupants, police say | Star Telegram Man fatally shot at Fairmount home was trying to rob occupants, police say
A 21-year-old man fatally shot Wednesday afternoon at a Fairmount home had been trying to rob the home’s occupants when he was shot and killed, police officials said Thursday. Now, … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | August 17, 2017
UPDATED Uniting Fort Worth | Fort Worth Weekly UPDATED Uniting Fort Worth
A new anti-discrimination coalition is reevaluating its next move. Just two weeks ago, United Fort Worth organized more than 400 marchers to send a message to City Hall that Senate Bill 4, the so-called “sanctuary cities” bill, encourages racial profiling.  The legislation, which passed in the 2017 regular session and goes into effect Sept. 1, […] The post UPDATED Uniting Fort Worth
Fort Worth Weekly | August 17, 2017
Two Fort Worth residents in hospital with burns from apartment fire | Star Telegram Two Fort Worth residents in hospital with burns from apartment fire
A helicopter ambulance took one burn victim to the hospital Thursday for injuries received during an apartment fire and a ground amblance took another. Crews working a 2 alarm apartment … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | August 17, 2017
Should Fort Worth rename Jefferson Davis Park? City will talk about it | Star Telegram Should Fort Worth rename Jefferson Davis Park? City will talk about it
Nearly 5,000 people have signed an online petition requesting that the city of Fort Worth change the name of Jefferson Davis Park in south Fort Worth, joining a national movement … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | August 17, 2017
Can’t find solar eclipse glasses? You’re not alone | Star Telegram Can’t find solar eclipse glasses? You’re not alone
If you’ve waited until now to get your solar eclipse glasses, you’re in trouble. The retail chains selling safe eclipse viewers have largely sold out. And the big event is … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | August 17, 2017
Police chase ends with four-car crash in southwest Fort Worth | Star Telegram Police chase ends with four-car crash in southwest Fort Worth
A police chase in south Fort Worth ended with a four-car wreck just south of McCart Avenue and Altamesa Drive Thursday. Police could not immediately confirm the details, but witnesses … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | August 17, 2017
At town hall on poverty-stricken Las Vegas Trail, a ‘roomful of hope’ | Star Telegram At town hall on poverty-stricken Las Vegas Trail, a ‘roomful of hope’
One resident called it “a very positive first step.” An overflow crowd of more than 400 people crammed into the Western Hills Primary School gymnasium Wednesday night for a forum … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | August 17, 2017
Yarn It All | Fort Worth Weekly Yarn It All
Remember when yarnbombing was just a bless-your-heart form of protest with Texas roots? Thought to be pioneered in Houston, this cozy style of vandalism has covered the globe over the last five years. This quasi-land art usually occurs in urban landscapes, but flocks of hipsters residing in quirky suburbs have latch-hooked onto the trend. Trees […] The post Yarn It All appeared first on Fort
Fort Worth Weekly | August 16, 2017
Suspension  of Disbelief | Fort Worth Weekly Suspension of Disbelief
After dragging its feet for more than a year, and no doubt quietly enjoying the controversy and seemingly endless contradictory speculation by former players, media whisperers, league “insiders,” and sports talk callers, the NFL and its resident strongman, Commissioner Roger Goodell, have finally reached a decision in the alleged domestic violence incident against star running […] The po
Fort Worth Weekly | August 16, 2017
Field of Dreams | Fort Worth Weekly Field of Dreams
There’s something about baseball that brings out the kid in us. It happened to me, a 70-year-old man, last month when I went to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. for induction weekend. That’s when I saw many legends of the game, spanning three generations. It made me feel like a kid again […] The post Field of Dreams appeared first on Fort Worth Weekly.
Fort Worth Weekly | August 16, 2017
Man who sex trafficked 18-year-old UNT student gets 13-year prison sentence | Star Telegram Man who sex trafficked 18-year-old UNT student gets 13-year prison sentence
A Wichita Falls man sentenced to 13 years in prison Wednesday forced an 18-year-old University of North Texas student into prostitution. Joshua William Jackson, 29, was a fugitive on probation, … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | August 16, 2017
North Richland Hills man accused of sexually assaulting two girls while their pastor | Star Telegram North Richland Hills man accused of sexually assaulting two girls while their pastor
Police arrested a man Wednesday on suspicion of sexually abusing two girls when he was a preacher at a Fort Worth church. Hurst police reported that officers executed two felony … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | August 16, 2017
On Tap in Fort Worth: The Riverside Shootout | Fort Worth Weekly On Tap in Fort Worth: The Riverside Shootout
Ignore the “lumberjack chic” image that sometimes caricatures craft beer brewers. You won’t find more unique individuals than Macy Moore, Ryan McWhorter, and Cody Martin. (By the way, if I got you Googling “lumberjack chic,” try “lumbersexual.”) These brewmeisters do share one thing. I’m yet to meet a professional brewer who didn’t cut his or […] The post On Tap in Fort Wor
Fort Worth Weekly | August 16, 2017