Fort Worth Convention and visitors Bureau Blog

Louie the Singer on Family, Faith, and R&B

In mid-2009, Louie the Singer left a lucrative music tour to return home to Fort Worth to raise his then two-year-old son. The decision to leave Los Angeles is one that Louie said he doesn’t regret. Now a father of four, the songwriter, performer, and producer is preparing to co-headline Centro Popular at Wild Acre Live, the new music stage near Wild Acre Brewing Company…

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Shopping Guide: WestBend

Come to WestBendfor some self-care; stay for the boutique shopping and dining experience. The development south of Interstate 30 on University Drive is a great base to launch a trip to the Fort Worth Zoo or the Cultural District. …

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Spotlight: Chef Stefon Rishel

Chef Stefon Rishel’s four-year-old daughter takes after her father’s refined palate. She often enjoys a plate of fresh seafood – especially crab legs – when her dad gets home from long days at his restaurants. At Wishbone & Flynt, you too can choose from a selection of blue crab, tuna, swordfish…

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Viola Pitts: The Unofficial Mayor of Como

Ask residents of Fort Worth about Viola Pitts and you will likely hear about her tireless efforts to use voting to effect change. Ask people in west Fort Worth’s former resort community of Como who she was, and you will hear a more nuanced and personal description for the passionate activist known affectionately as “the unofficial mayor” of Como…

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12 Mighty Orphans: Filming Locations Tour

This guide to “12 Mighty Orphans” filming locations is written by one of the film’s associate producers, guest blogger Anne Fleitas. Fans of the film can enjoy touring the real-life locations in Fort Worth at their leisure.   This sports film, starring Luke Wilson, Vinessa Shaw, Wayne Knight, Martin Sheen and Robert Duvall, tells the true story of the Mighty Mites, the football team of a Fort Worth orphanage who, during the Great Depression, went from playing without shoes--or even a football--to playing for the Texas State Championships. We always knew we wanted to shoot in Fort Worth, where the true story took place. Creating an authentic portrayal of Depression-era Fort Worth was no easy task, but with help from the Fort Worth Film Commission, we had access to some truly amazing and historical locations, which ultimately set the scene for the story director Ty Roberts wanted to tell…

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Celebra el Día de las Madres en Fort Worth

Si aún no tienes planes o regalos para el Día de las Madres, no hay problema porque de seguro encontrarás algo para mamá en Fort Worth. Claro tú decides qué día quieres celebrar, si el domingo 9 o lunes 10 de mayo, cuando se celebra en México. Regalitos para mamá Las flores no pueden faltar para…

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