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Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2016 Aug 15 - 4:44pm

The 2016 Cocktail Awards

Locating the top tipple in town is no easy task. By polling groups of friends, discoursing with bartenders, deliberating with the editorial staff and taking suggestions from readers, we’ve made our picks for 2016. With more than a decade of experience behind a bar, I presume to have a solid...

Posted By Scott Nishimura on 2016 Aug 15 - 4:18pm

Stonework on the $2.495 million Fort Worth, Texas magazine Dream Home, a Spanish transitional in Westlake, gets underway in September.

The 2017 Fort Worth, Texas magazine Dream Home is starting to take shape. Builder Vesta Homes has poured the foundation and built the frame of the 6,700-square-foot transitional Spanish Mediterranean in Westlake’s luxury Granada development. Drywall is in, and the roof, electrical, HVAC, and...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2016 Jul 21 - 3:11pm

Fort Worth ISD students immersed in a modern classroom

The way instruction had been delivered with books and teachers lecturing to students was soon to be old school. The task—and not a small one—was to get educators onboard and students and parents engaged with a digital way of teaching and learning. That was the transformation Kyle Davie...

Posted By Scott Nishimura on 2016 Jul 21 - 11:06am

Builder Vesta Custom Homes is under construction on a 6,700-square-foot transitional Spanish Mediterranean in Westlake’s luxury Granada development.

The 2016 Fort Worth, Texas magazine Dream Home is just now coming out of the ground in Westlake’s Granada development. Scheduled to be completed this fall, the 6,700-square-foot, five-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath home at 2017 Granada Trail is one of 10 that builder Vesta Custom Homes is...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2016 Jun 29 - 1:27pm

A comprehensive guide to finding the right homebuilder in North Texas

Building a home can be one of the most exciting (and stressful) things to happen in a person’s life. While the process will never go completely smoothly, choosing an experienced builder can ensure a well-crafted home built within an agreed-upon timeframe. Our guide, in advance of the Fort...

Posted By Scott Nishimura on 2016 Jun 29 - 1:14pm

Home of Dreams builders, set back by rain, work to finish everything from the stone stairwell to the exterior landscaping.

This being Texas, we don’t like to complain too much about rain. It has put our inaugural Home of Dreams behind by more than a few weeks, but builders Betty Baker and Mark Johnson are promising a $2.4 million Transitional French showpiece. Crews are hard at work on the 7,169-square-foot,...

Posted By kendall louis on 2016 Jun 27 - 9:56am

Foodie fans watched as six of the area’s most talented chefs faced off for the honor to move on to Top Chef Finals at Fort Worth, Texas magazine’s Top Chef preliminary round.

Poached shrimp with white seaweed, braised chicken tacos, bacon and blue cheese-stuffed mushrooms and smoked bacon-wrapped scallops welcomed more than 200 hungry guests as they moved throughout Texas Appliance Hurst on Wednesday, May 4, for the Top Chef Preliminaries. This year’s...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2016 May 18 - 12:46pm

South Hills High School students, one year apart, make history as two of the best female athletes in the state.

Athletes from other schools flock to Fort Worth's South Hills High School just to have a shot at playing on the same field with them. Kids who never thought about the opportunity to go to college and play at the collegiate level look at them and see hope for themselves. They are an inspiration...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2016 May 18 - 12:18pm

Texas Christian University charges forward with its Rhino Initiative, a global effort to prevent the extinction of a critically endangered species.

Warning: This story contains images that some readers may find disturbing. It’s a tranquil night on the South African savannah. The full moon silhouettes the gnarled baobab trees, and a symphony of nocturnal insects begins as the grazing rhino plucks and chews another leaf from a bush. For...

Posted By Scott Nishimura on 2016 May 18 - 11:57am

Home of Dreams shapes up: floor, trim, cabinet, paint and other finishes come in.

The floors, a 3 ¼-inch white oak plank, have been installed at Fort Worth, Texas magazine’s 2016 Home of Dreams. And not just any floor. “It is nailed down, then hand-scraped by our artisans, and then a stain is applied along with finishing protective top coats,” Julie Behr...

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