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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...

Posted By Jocelyn Tatum on 2016 Apr 19 - 2:48pm

Vivid colors and patterns transform a Monticello remodel from Traditional to Transitional for a family of five.

| photography by Alex Lepe | Vivid color and natural light now pass through the entire Davidson home on Hamilton Avenue in Fort Worth’s Monticello neighborhood. An eclectic array of patterns engages each room in a conversation through the consistent use of colors. The concatenation of...

Posted By Scott Nishimura on 2016 Apr 19 - 2:38pm

Home of Dreams En Route to Spring Completion

It goes without saying, there’s a lot behind the walls of Fort Worth, Texas magazine’s Home of Dreams that its eventual buyer will never see. Start with the advanced framing techniques builders Betty Baker and Mark Johnson have been deploying in the 7,169-square-foot, five-bedroom, two...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2016 Mar 28 - 11:52am

Dining Out

There are days when we hop from one air-conditioned bubble to another, but for the majority of the year in Fort Worth, weather is moderate and perfect for enjoying meals alfresco. Remember that stretch of 70-degree days in February when the rest of the nation was shoveling snow? In the last 18...

Posted By Jocelyn Tatum on 2016 Mar 28 - 11:20am

Revitalizing Heritage Plaza

Architect Lawrence Halprin knew the key to the city in 1969…and it didn’t involve any doors. Now, plans are underway to relaunch Fort Worth’s original gateway to the Trinity River. Fort Worth’s Heritage Plaza resembles an open-air museum without a roof or doors and is...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2016 Mar 28 - 10:36am

Fort Worth, unlike any other city in the nation, manages to preserve its rich heritage despite dramatic growth. Founded by Maj. Ripley Arnold as a military outpost in 1849, Fort Worth was named after Gen. William Jenkins Worth, commander of the Texas army. Between then and now, many other great men...

Posted By Celestina Blok on 2016 Feb 16 - 4:43pm

Looking back at a year full of disappointing restaurant closings.

New restaurants, many touting craft beer menus, peppy patio scenes and scratch-made dishes, keep opening in Fort Worth faster than we can unroll our silverware. But, they all face a challenge ahead. For new restaurants, avoiding quickly shuttered doors, especially within the first three years, is...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2016 Feb 16 - 3:54pm

Places to play on the Trinity River

Heritage Park Located north of the courthouse, Heritage Park sits on the natural bluff to the Trinity. With more than 112 acres, it is also the largest open space in downtown. The park has been closed since 2007, but funding has been secured to make repairs and reopen this year. 300 N. Main St....

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