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Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2017 Jun 22 - 10:45am

It started with three words that an 8-year-old boy asked one day after overhearing his mother’s phone conversation: “What is cancer?” Taken aback, his mother – Gloria Starling, managing partner at The Capital Grille – realized she had not yet discussed the topic of...

Posted By Kendall Louis on 2017 May 17 - 11:37am

Last year I started this letter by telling you, our readers, that y’all have a lot of opinions. And I’m so proud to report this year that y’all have even more than I thought – 167,957 of them to be exact. That’s how many reader votes we received this year for our...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2017 Apr 26 - 9:55am

Yes, this is a thing. Flying cars could be in Fort Worth by 2020, thanks to a recently announced venture by Uber to create a ridesharing service for the air. According to Wired, Uber is teaming up with several aviation companies -- including Fort Worth's Bell Helicopter -- to develop the...

Posted By Olivia Heinen on 2017 Mar 21 - 1:34pm

Thirteen isn’t always an unlucky number – especially if it refers to the 13 baby flamingos welcomed at the Fort Worth Zoo this year. Lesser flamingo hatchings from January through March were successful, the zoo announced Tuesday. The Fort Worth Zoo has hatched 196 chicks since the...

Posted By Anonymous on 2016 Dec 21 - 10:56am

pen of unattended livestock
Photographer Brian Luenser stumbled upon this pen of unattended livestock one Saturday on the banks of the Trinity River in 2012. He says he never quite figured out why they were there. But, in January, when the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is in town, you never know what might be on your hooves...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2016 Oct 17 - 11:57am

The Fort Worth Zoo is getting wilder indeed. Zoo officials announced the meaning behind those green, blue and purple paint-splattered billboards and advertisements Monday when they revealed plans for A Wilder Vision – a campaign to raise $100 million for new exhibits, renovations and other...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2016 Oct 5 - 2:29pm

Save the date. The Fort Worth Zoo is doing something on Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. The thing is, no one knows what it is, and the zoo won’t tell anybody. The one thing we do know is that it’s going to be “big,” or so says an invitation from the zoo. In fact, the zoo promises it...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2016 Sep 29 - 11:50am

A Guinness World Record holder is visiting the Fort Worth Stockyards – and he’s on sale. Bluegrass, a nine-year-old longhorn that holds the Guinness World Record for largest horn spread, arrived at the Stockyards on Wednesday. Last October, Bluegrass measured at 119.5 inches. He will...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2016 Feb 16 - 5:12pm

Mike Nichols

| photography by Alex Lepe | Mike Nichols, former columnist and travel writer for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and author of Balaam Gimble’s Gumption, Lost Fort Worth, and Live from the Boneyard (not yet released), describes himself as a journalist by training, a slacker by inclination, a...

Posted By Anonymous on 2015 Oct 20 - 10:32am

Each month we will present our readers with an obscure detail shot from somewhere in Fort Worth, courtesy of Photographer Brian Luenser. We will provide the clues, and you will have the opportunity to guess where the shot was taken at fwtx.com/articles/where-november-15. The following month we will...

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