Fort Worthian

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2018 Dec 18 - 12:29pm

Jesse Vick
Concussions, broken bones, getting stomped on the head by a bull — life as a rodeo clown is no joke. But that hasn’t stopped Jesse Vick, the head bullfighter at Billy Bob’s Texas and Cowtown Coliseum, from getting back into the arena and fighting again and again. Seventeen years...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2018 Nov 20 - 3:30pm

Carolyn Judson
Ballet used to be boring for Carolyn Judson, who quit lessons as a child and only took it back up, begrudgingly, when her jazz teacher recommended ballet to improve her technique. But it wasn’t until she saw “The Nutcracker” that she realized she not only loved the dance —...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2018 Oct 18 - 1:02pm

Eder Teixeira
The dream began at age 16 when Eder Teixeira asked his mother for $15,000 to open his own coffee shop. She didn’t say no, Teixeira says, but he did hear “no” from building owners who wouldn’t take the young teen seriously at the time. Ten years later, Teixeira has made good...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2018 Sep 18 - 11:24am

The Hangman
Hangman’s House of Horrors nearly hung up the noose for good in 2013. That year, former owner D’Ann Dagen was preparing to retire and asked Scott Laughlin to play the role of the Hangman for what fans thought would be the haunted house’s final year. Of course, Laughlin said yes....

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2018 Aug 27 - 11:33am

With a gallery renovation set to begin in October and a slew of new exhibits in the works, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art is a happenin’ spot. And, in the middle of it all is Shirley Reece-Hughes, the mastermind behind the museum’s collection of paintings and sculptures. Even...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2018 Jul 30 - 11:55am

Manya Shorr used to ditch school, grab a burrito and head to the library as a teen growing up in Pasadena. Little did she realize her love for the library would turn into a career that would eventually lead her to Fort Worth. Now the director of the Fort Worth Library, Shorr is working to expand...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2018 Jun 20 - 11:02am

If you went to Visit Fort Worth’s Annual Meeting and Breakfast in February (or, at least, follow Fort Worth accounts on social media), you’ve probably seen the work of Make Something Beautiful, the local film company behind Fort Worth Stories — a series of cinematic shorts...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2018 May 23 - 5:12pm

From surviving burns to the face while serving as a volunteer firefighter at age 16, to spending years perfecting his craft as a martial artist, Jamie Cashion is a tough guy. But he’s also a nice guy. With a friendly Southern accent and energetic personality, Cashion is big on giving back to...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2018 Apr 25 - 1:45pm

A Wilder Vision went from vision to reality in April when the Fort Worth Zoo opened the project’s first exhibit, African Savanna. The architecture firm working behind the scenes was Halbach-Dietz Architects. Times are changing for the company’s namesakes. With E. Karl Dietz now retired...