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Posted By Shilo Urban on 2017 Aug 21 - 4:10pm

Fall Gallery Night: Sat., Sept. 9 Noon-9 p.m. (at most venues) The Fort Worth Art Dealers Association launched Gallery Night in 1978, and it has since grown to be a popular, much-anticipated biannual event held in the spring and fall. The free event allows art lovers, novices and experts to...

Posted By Scott Nishimura on 2017 Jul 21 - 10:58am

It’s been a busy year for Brian Wiginton and Frank Montgomery, who bought their former employer, Silver West Limousines, from its founder in April 2016 after having worked at the company for several years. The first challenge Wiginton and Montgomery had to handle: having to move their...

Posted By Scott Nishimura on 2017 Jul 21 - 10:55am

It may be trite, heck, it may even sound sexist, but sometimes, you can tell the character of a woman by her handbag. In the case of Tiffany Cason, it was a large, light green leather satchel with one word on its catch: TOMS. The shoe and apparel company TOMS, founded by the Arlington native...

Posted By Scott Nishimura on 2017 Jul 21 - 9:53am

Gerald Alley could have written a book off of lessons he and his siblings learned from their father, who owned an Esso station in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and mother, an educator who preached to her kids the way to a life was through learning. Lesson one from his father, Troy, Alley says: “...

Posted By Scott Nishimura on 2017 Jul 17 - 3:46pm

Fort Worth Magazine’s Top Teachers 2017, our annual shout-out to private and public school teachers, covers the gamut from kindergarten to high school, library to choir, English to history and math. Our list includes five private and five public school teachers, gleaned from readers’...

Posted By Courtney Dabney on 2017 Jul 17 - 11:55am

It’s always a treat to catch a glimpse of creative chefs in their natural habitat. Fort Worth Magazine's Top Chef competition sizzled again this summer. The event was held on July 13 at River Ranch in the Stockyards. Our annual culinary showdown pits four of the area's most popular...

Posted By Courtney Dabney on 2017 Jul 17 - 11:11am

Jon Bonnell, our head judge and owner of Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine, put our four Top Chef contestants through some intense preliminary challenges at the Top Chef Challenge at River Ranch Stockyards, July 13, including cleaning, skinning and deboning a fish to his exact specifications. He...

Posted By Scott Nishimura on 2017 Jun 28 - 3:15pm

Enter the grand foyer through the double-glass doors of the newest Dream Home in Westlake, and it’s as if you’ve stepped into a gallery where lines of sight take you off in multiple directions. Straight ahead, and you’re in the 6,700-square-foot Spanish Mediterranean...

Posted By Scott Nishimura on 2017 May 22 - 3:44pm

One TCU student's memories of chronic illness and hospital stays leads to a startup that wants to bring virtual reality programming into children's hospitals, helping patients cope with pain, anxiety and depression.

As an elementary school student, Christine Clutterbuck was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, a painful, chronic inflammatory bowel disease. In and out of the hospital for two years, during which she underwent several surgeries, Clutterbuck, now a TCU senior, has been symptom-free since she was...

Posted By Scott Nishimura on 2017 May 19 - 4:38pm

Jorge Varela, with 14 startups in his back pocket, left that world years ago to raise his four children. With the youngest in college, they’ve given him the green light to return to the starting line.

It’s the one business Jorge Varela, a gearhead, dreamed of: starting an automobile design house. But with no idea how that one could happen, Varela’s leaving that one aside for now. “I wanted to do it big time, take it public,” says Varela, an apparent gearhead who says his...

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