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Karen Gavis

freelance writer, journalist

Location icon United States

Fort Worth Weekly
Love in the time of Ebola

Every other time Dominic Murer had flown into Freetown, the plane had been close to full. Even though Sierra Leone is one of the poorest countries in Africa, there are plenty of outsiders interested in its diamond industry and thriving cacao farms. But this time - in late July of this year - the plane...

Student survives crash, regains life

By karen gavis/se news editor It will soon be three years since the SE Campus philosophy student could walk unassisted, but he tries. On Jan. 11, 2009, 24-year-old Matt Lundy became not just another DWI victim, but a survivor. For two months, he lay in a coma.

Fort Worth Weekly
The Way They Were

White Eagle has fallen for the Daughter of Dawn. But the prettiest child of the Kiowa chief has more than one suitor. Black Wolf, despite Red Wing's love and devotion, can offer plenty of ponies to the beautiful maiden's father. All that White Eagle can give is himself, his bravery, and his love.

Fort Worth Weekly
There Will Be Oil

Pen in hand, Tucker Dean stopped to sign his name. "I want to help out any way I can," said the UTA drama major. "I just disagree with it in general." The "it" he doesn't like is the Dakota Access pipeline, proposed to transport about half a million barrels of crude oil daily across four...

Fort Worth Weekly
Remembering the Real J.R. Ewing

Sitting at his office in Dallas, Douglas D. Box, wearing broken-in cowboy boots, faded jeans, and a blue, pearl-snap shirt, looked as comfortable as he probably does on a ranch. That's likely because the 58-year-old father of three grew up on the Frisco ranch where pilot episodes of Dallas were filmed in the late 1970s....

Man who jumped from Harbor Bridge dies

A 29-year-old man died after jumping from the Harbor Bridge Sunday. The man was identified Monday as Jonathan Lara by the Nueces County Medical Examiner's Office. Police arrived at the bridge about 6:30 p.m. Sunday after reports of a vehicle in the roadway.

Dallas Observer
10 of Dallas' Most Iconic Residences

Stanley Marcus Home10 Nonesuch Road A Dallas city landmark, the Stanley Marcus home sits on approximately three acres. The property originally consisted of six acres and, according to CBSDFW, was a gift to retail wizard Stanley Marcus from his father, Herbert, cofounder of Neiman Marcus. Lore has it that Marcus...

My mind wanders to the south side

By Karen Gavis/ se news editor The black and white documentary photography exhibit Peter Helms Feresten: my mind wanders to the south side of town is on display through March 8 on SE Campus. Looking at the photographs is like seeing Fort Worth through a new perspective, said SE student Stephan Colpaert.

A haunting in Fort Worth

Ghosts of Fort Worth's past live on in the legends and lore surrounding some of the city's buildings. Paranormal activity has prompted some to flee, while others have sought and found peaceful coexistence. Miss Molly's Hotel A cowboy, a madam, a prostitute and her child are all said to be permanent guests at Miss Molly's Hotel.

Wedding Fair offers a bride's paradise on Sunday at American Bank Center

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