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Gail Bennison

In May 2014, Rachel Pilcher, Fort Worth native and longtime English teacher, current librarian at Trimble Technical High School, launched the Fort Worth Writer’s Boot Camp on West Berry Street. The purpose was to provide a community for local wr... Read more

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| photography by Alex Lepe | Carlo Capua got his humanitarian side from his mother, who tirelessly helps people, he said. His work ethic and business sense came from watching his dad work hard in the car business. Fort Worth’s Z’s Café, a social... Read more

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Almost six years ago, Natalie and Michael Gordon found themselves in a neonatal intensive care unit with their fragile twin babies. At 24 weeks and five days gestation, their daughter Lola and son Landry weighed less than two pounds each. They re... Read more

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Jay Armstrong Johnson, who stars in the Tony Award-nominated Broadway revival of On the Town, dazzled the town, June 7, when he performed New York, New York with his cast on the 2015 Tony Awards. The talented 27-year-old Fort Worth native has fo... Read more

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Andy Meadows’ big, deep baritone radio voice merges with a cool and calm presentation that carries over into his singing voice. His performances are reminiscent of the classic “George Strait appeal”—no bells and whistles, just standing on the sta... Read more

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Most of us have childhood memories of the wonderful scent of a brand new box of crayons at the beginning of each school year. With those crayons, the creative possibilities were as endless as the many colors in the box. Nostalgia is a powerful e... Read more

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Cameron Sanders’ mother and grandmother introduced him to the joy of cooking when he was 6 years old. His first culinary creation was a pan of noodles. Despite many obstacles, the 18-year-old recent graduate of Trimble Tech High School in Fort Wo... Read more

People

| shelter photography by Alex Lepe | WARNING: This story contains graphic content and may not be suitable for all readers. Who wouldn’t support a proposal that no animals are ever put to death because they are unloved or unwanted? The answer may... Read more

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Happy Hill Farm/Campus has athletic fields, an athletic center, chapel, vocational agriculture complex, barns, greenhouse, woodshop, and a 60,000-square-foot Academy complex with a fine arts center. ... Read more

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Imagine a time in Texas when women swapped bread for meat with peaceful Indians and shot cannons through cabin doorways to ward off the hostile ones. Throughout centuries, resilient women of the Lone Star State built ranches, defended their home... Read more

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You may know Arlington native, actress and former fashion model Taylor Cole from her films such as The Green Hornet, 12 Rounds, Surrogates, The Violent Kind, and The Ganzfeld Haunting or her television series roles in Castle, The Event and Summer... Read more

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Imagine a 15-year-old girl who has lived in 29 foster homes in the last 10 years. Now imagine this same girl who will “age out” of the foster care system in a few short years and have to face society and her life with no safety net. Unfortunately... Read more

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Cook’s recent fine art honors include the prestigious Silver Star Award from the National Watercolor Society’s 93rd Annual Juried Competition in 2013. His winning entry, Royal Street Jazz, is one of several digital images/turned paintings inspire... Read more

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It requires strong, smart men and women who make it happen day-in-day-out, year-end-year-out, generation after generation. It is their business, make no mistake, but it also is their life. We offer you a brief but beautiful tour of five famous ra... Read more

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To some people, they were merely names, good for local trivia or simply for name-dropping. To others, they were icons, high on marble pedestals, untouchable and remote. They commanded respect even if we could not remember exactly why. We hope to ... Read more

Features

Possum Kingdom Fires In another life, I was a feature writer and editor for a number of newspapers and magazines. I thought the article Out of the Ashes (See: April 2012, page 62) by Gail Bennison was beautifully done. I really appreciate the h... Read more

Fort Worth

by Gail Bennison Danny Jones III was 13 months old when he pulled a cup of hot coffee off the counter at the family home in Coconut Creek, Fla., and onto himself. Danny was burned on his face, shoulder, back, neck, ears and part of his arm. His ... Read more

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The volunteer firefighters slept on the floor the first night in a warehouse at the Brazos River Authority at the Possum Kingdom Dam. Over the next six days, they hardly slept at all. John Burgoyne, 70, was the fire chief of the... Read more

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by Gail Bennison Whether placed with unselfish love by a birth mother, adopted from foster care or united with a family that traveled across the world, an adopted child is the hope of a new generation. The Gladney Center for Adoption in Fort Wor... Read more

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Texas Christian University baseball coach Jim Schlossnagle and his wife, Kami, have established the RB Eye Foundation to raise community awareness and support for patient care, diagnostic testing and research pertaining to vision-threatening dise... Read more

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