Fort Worth and Tarrant County are dynamic, fun, hip and culturally diverse places to live. Why not celebrate that? “Where I Live,” a new and regular series, will explore the neighborhoods of Fort Worth and Tarrant County with interesting stories straight from the people who live there.



A man wearing overalls stands in the doorway of a brick building. Part of a motorcycle can be seen on the photo's right side.

Where I Live: South Main Villager remembers neighborhood’s scrappy start

By Jeff Wood“Move to the city … get mugged and murdered” was the seed that was planted in most suburban kids’ minds in the North Dallas suburb of Plano where I grew up.After living in the Near Southside neighborhood of Fort Worth for the past 12 years and based on personal experience, that statement should…

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Where I Work

Where I Work: Muralist brings well-traveled view to his art

By Fernando Rojas Cervantes I believe that everyone is a product of their environment and that the experiences and people you encounter shape you into who you are. My childhood in Mexico was full of family, making lifelong friends, and a slow but steady path of growth and deciding what my dreams and aspirations were…

Where I Work: Family heritage beats loudly in Latin music festival

Editor’s note: Because of the success of our “Where I Live” series, we are offering people the opportunity to write personal essays on other subjects, too. Some possibilities include where I work, shop, play, explore, volunteer or learn. To submit your essay, please email Managing Editor Thomas Martinez at thomas.martinez@fortworthreport.org and hello@fortworthreport.org. Lorenzo Zenteno  To…