Inspiring

Posted By Erin Pinkham on 2019 Jan 25 - 9:25am

Abram Bock was working as a jewelry apprentice in St. Petersburg, Russia, when he married the daughter of his instructor. The two then moved to Memel, Germany, in 1928 and started their own jewelry business. From there, the story takes a turn as, a few years later, these Jewish immigrants found...

Posted By Jason Forrest on 2019 Jan 10 - 10:04am

Photography by OLAF GROWALD
Kevin Lackey’s road to success with Freedom Powersports was paved with what felt like defeat after defeat. Today, Lackey is one of North Texas’ premier success stories. He rose from a frontline salesperson to the CEO of Freedom Powersports, with multiple locations in several states. In...

Posted By Shilo Urban on 2018 Dec 20 - 1:32pm

“I’ve broken my arm, my leg, my jaw, I tore my bicep … just minor stuff,” professional bull rider Dane Doggett recounts his injuries with a raspy voice and a laissez-faire attitude. He is uncommonly positive and polite; copious “yes, ma’ams” pepper his...

Posted By FWTXmag Productions on 2018 Dec 20 - 11:01am

Brandom Gengelbach Executive Vice President of Economic Development, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce The future of Fort Worth does not lie in the hands of a single person, but there are people whose hands help push it along. Brandom Gengelbach is one of these people. Now in his third year as...

Posted By FWTXmag Productions on 2018 Dec 18 - 12:58pm

Brad Gandy
It might have some modern amenities — we can be thankful for electricity and running water — but the Fort Worth Stockyards is otherwise a veritable trip back in time. Walk down the street, and you’ll see chaps, spurs, a whole lot of “howdies,” herding cattle and even a...

Posted By Brian Kendall on 2018 Nov 20 - 3:55pm

Taylor Willis and Vanessa Barker
While I strolled and chatted with this gregarious duo at Fortress YDC, a center that provides mentoring, schooling and spiritual development for 150 underprivileged children, Vanessa Barker and Taylor Willis frequently stopped to point out items the center received through the Welman Project. Fake...

Posted By Brian Kendall on 2018 Oct 18 - 2:36pm

Ginny and the Accordion
When Ginny Mac came to the Fort Worth Magazine offices for an interview and photo shoot, there were only a couple of us hanging around the photo studio when she started playing her accordion and belting out classic tunes in her powerful Bobbie Gentry-meets-Big Mama Thornton voice. Slowly but surely...

Posted By FWTXmag Productions on 2018 Oct 18 - 10:56am

Trinity Valley School Scoreboard
When Kingsley Ehiemua took to the field on Sept. 1, 2017, as the starting quarterback for Trinity Valley School, he became the first African-American to do so. The high school senior is a towering boy of 6 feet, 4 inches, with broad shoulders and an eye for fashionable footwear.  He is a true...

Posted By Anonymous on 2018 Oct 1 - 2:33pm

UTA Opens $125 Million Building Project
The University of Texas at Arlington celebrated the opening of its new, $125 million Science & Engineering Innovation & Research (SEIR) building Friday. Photo by Ellman Photography by Jenelle Langford The University of Texas at Arlington celebrated the opening of its new, $125 million...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2018 Sep 11 - 11:59am

Gabe Williams Throwing Sneakers
Gabe Williams is no stranger to taking chances. He took a chance as an MBA student at TCU, when Elliott Hill — then-president of geographies and integrated marketplace at Nike — visited the university for his daughter’s college tour. TCU’s career office got word of his visit...

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