Parting Shot

Posted By Anonymous on 2017 Sep 20 - 10:42am

No, it’s not a Tyrannosaurus rex — it’s actually an Acrocanthosaurus, and a life-size replica can be found casually greeting visitors as they enter the Omni Theater on the north end of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. It’s one of several dinosaurs that can be...

Posted By Anonymous on 2017 Aug 24 - 10:12am

Near the intersection of Fabons and Rosedale streets stands the image of a time gone by — the Grand Theater, a former movie theater built in 1938. It once served as a place where African-American families could gather and watch movies during segregation. After the theater closed, a church...

Posted By Anonymous on 2017 Jul 17 - 12:53pm

They don’t call it Funky Town for nothing. Photographer Brian Luenser stumbled upon this free hypnosis event at the Fort Worth Water Gardens on a hot August day in 2015. A group of hypnotists were hosting a “Street Hypnosis” event using “instant induction” — a...

Posted By Anonymous on 2017 Jun 21 - 5:07pm

The West Seventh Street Bridge opened in August 2013 amid much fanfare. It was the world’s first precast network arch bridge – in layman’s terms, it was constructed offsite at a nearby casting yard. Each arch is 163.5 feet long and weighs 300 tons. Ringing in at a cool $26 million...

Posted By Anonymous on 2017 May 17 - 11:24am

This stately, 67-foot-tall structure made from COR-TEN steel stands resolutely outside The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, to which our staff awarded the Best Museum crown this year. The work’s name is Vortex, sculpted by California-born artist Richard Serra and acquired by The Modern in...

Posted By Anonymous on 2017 Apr 27 - 11:50am

We started this issue above the treetops, and we finish it below. In an October 2014 article recognizing the 40th birthday of the Fort Worth Water Gardens, the Star-Telegram described the nearly 4.5-acre park as “a wonderland hidden in plain sight at the southern end of downtown — so...

Posted By Anonymous on 2017 Jan 23 - 4:15pm

Seven years ago, Fort Worth and the downtown courthouse seen here were covered in a rarely seen blanket of white. The Dallas-Fort Worth area experienced a record-breaking snowfall that February, with DFW Airport reporting more than 12 inches of snow. The following year, February weather made news...

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 Anonymous on 2016 Nov 29 - 2:12pm

Many residents depend on the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) commuter rail line that runs through the DFW Metroplex. Established by an agreement between Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T), the first segment of the TRE opened in 1996. Following along a...

Posted By Anonymous on 2016 Oct 18 - 9:51am

| photo by Brian Luenser | Donated by Mexican artist Yvonne Domenge, Tabachin Ribbon sits at 1000 Throckmorton St. in front of the Municipal Court in downtown Fort Worth. The bright yellow sculpture arrived in 2014 during a Hispanic heritage celebration and was inspired by the Tabachin tree, which...

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