Haltom City

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    Chasing The World: One Man's Crazy World Cup Quest

    The roof of my car has sprung a leak in the middle of a tropical rainstorm, and the backseat is rapidly flooding. I'd pull over, but I've been stuck on an under-construction highway for the last half hour, and time is slipping away. We're two weeks into the World Cup. At the behest of my editor, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    Collective Brewing Project, North Texas' Newest Brewery, Is Ready to Get Tapped

    This week, North Texas' latest craft brewery will officially make the transition out of a home brewer's dream journals and into our real-life pint glasses. The Collective Brewing Project, based in Fort Worth but currently renting a temporary space in Haltom City, will release their first two beers o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2014

    The Biggest Speed-Trap Cities in North Texas

    Maybe the street was deserted and you decided to open up the throttle. Maybe a tree branch was blocking the flashing school zone sign, or you didn't notice the cop as you rolled through the stop sign. Whatever the particulars of the situation, practically every driver knows the flush of shame -- an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    Children of Haltom City, Please Stop Tormenting Caine Smith

    Caine Smith, an 11-year-old from Haltom City, seems legit. He's thoughtful, eloquent, and self-aware, moreso than many adults you'll encounter. In spite of, or probably because of all that, he's tormented daily by classmates, who push, punch, choke and otherwise abuse and humiliate him. So, he made ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Wendy Davis Is Running for Governor

    It's official. Wendy Davis, the Fort Worth Democrat who rose to national prominence during her summer filibuster of abortion legislation, is running for governor. She made the announcement just now in the Haltom City auditorium where she graduated from high school. Already, pro-life groups are read ... More >>

  • News

    August 22, 2013

    The Kings of the Apartment-Lot Tow

    How a towing company uses parking stickers, a law firm and a sham "safety group" to tow your car from your own lot.

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    North Texas "Sweepstakes Gaming" Company Guilty of Running Illegal Gambling Operation

    Over the past several years, in shopping malls and storefronts across the country, entrepreneurs have begun operating what are called sweepstakes parlors. They look and smell like miniature casinos, and they're lined with terminals featuring electronic games that bear an uncanny resemblance to slot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Haltom City Dumpling Show Down: Go Ahead, Put Your Arteries on the Line

    "I'll put my dumplings up against anybody's." -- Cindy Gifford Gifford's confidence in her dumplings at The Eatery in Haltom City, which she and her husband own, is borderline scandalous, yet enticing. They offer a menu full of traditional home-cooked meals, all made from scratch, but their dumplin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    The Democratic Angle on Redistricting

    ​Matt Angle, the Haltom City boy who used to be chief o' staff for Martin Frost, is at present the treasurer of the Fred Baron-founded Texas Democratic Trust. He's also head of the Lone Star Project, dedicated to making sure "all of the new districts coming to Texas should be used to bring racial, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Whitt's End: 4.9.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your rope, welcome to Whitt's End: *Don't care if you're a puckhead or merely a fan of storybook endings, you had to have been moved (to tears?) by Mike Modano's swan song at American Airlines Center Thursday night. In his final hom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    Pho From Home: Bistro B

    ​This week I had the rare pleasure of spending time with my mom. She is in town, well, technically in the country, for the next few weeks and I have been waiting anxiously for her arrival. One of my favorite pastimes is embarking on adventures of the food variety with my mom. Whether it's gett ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Pho From Home: Dishes To Fit Your Resolutions

    Mi Hoanh Thanh (wonton noodle soup).​City of Ate reader, Margie, comments, "Oh, and I'd like to add that this rash of dieting talk all over the web and TV is making me sick. My resolution is to eat more and drink more and have more fun doing it. Saying 'hell' more than 'damn' is another one I thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Pho From Home: Cafe Hop

    ​My only immediate family member in town this Christmas is my brother, Ben. It's been a difficult time for my family, and I figure my brother and I need a home cooked meal. Seeing as how my parents are both overseas caring for my ailing grandmother, this is kind of a conundrum. While I am adep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    Pho From Home: Dim Sum (And Memories) At Kirin Court

    ​If you don't mind, I am straying off course this week. Thank you, in advance, for indulging me. If you're frustrated that I have yet to visit your preferred pho burb of Garland, Carrolton, or Haltom City, please remember that this is a long-term weekly blog about one very specific bowl of nood ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Pho From Home: Vietnam

    In Pho From Home we seek out the variety of pho--authentic, Texified, good and bad--available in restaurants, starting in the streets of Ho Chi Minh City and winding all the way around the Dallas area.​As a little Vietnamese kid in a primarily white world, I never thought these three letters wou ... More >>

  • Music

    January 17, 2008
  • News

    October 4, 2007

    Family Shattered After Oscar Sanchez's Murder

    Sanchez's family thought they'd left the lawlessness of Mexico behind. But somehow it caught up with them.

  • Calendar

    June 16, 2005
  • News

    March 3, 2005

    Hell Hath No Fury

    Plus: Cash for Candy; Teed Off

  • News

    March 27, 2003

    The Dead Zone

    Thanks to TV, crime scene investigating is the new hot profession, but Max Courtney knows it's more science than art

  • News

    April 25, 2002

    Sweetheart Deal

    How does Virginia McGuire make a profit in the nonprofit business of creating affordable housing? Simple. She pays her husband.

  • News

    December 20, 2001

    The Garden of Angels

    With statues, crosses and Christmas ornaments, parents mourn and celebrate the memory of children taken by violence

  • News

    May 21, 1998

    Toy boy

    Tarrant County Sheriff David Williams lusts for helicopters, Chevy Tahoes, and machine guns, but in the hands of used car parts baron Ed Max, Williams is the ultimate cop toy

  • News

    November 6, 1997

    Whupass U.

    Probing the mysteries of the monkey flip, the clothesline, and the pile driver at Black Bart's pro-fesh-nul wrestling academy

  • Music

    November 6, 1997

    A tale of two venues

    The difference between the Stones' two area appearances was more setting than set list

  • News

    October 9, 1997

    Dr. Lucas' Little Shop of Horrors

    What drove veterinarian LISSALUCAS to allegedly starve dozens of animals and repeatedly butcher routine surgeries?

  • News

    July 4, 1996

    Handle With Care

    Sex offender David Rivera was willing to do almost anything to stay out of jail. Except masturbate.