Fort Worth Convention and visitors Bureau Blog

Spotlight: Rikki Kelly of Ego Tequila

At 26, Fort Worthian Rikki Kelly is already a force to be reckoned with. She's not at all what you might imagine an enterprising tequila proprietor would look like, in fact she’s just the opposite. Kelly is a young, Black woman educated as an accountant turned tequila entrepreneur. “I am actually a…

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Spotlight: Paula Drummond

Paula Drummond, the Director of Sales & Marketing at the Hyatt Place TCU, is a woman at the top of her game in the hospitality industry. Drummond, who grew up in Fort Worth, has a degree in Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences with a focus on Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of…

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Fort Worth's Historic Stop 6 Neighborhood

Stop Six was founded by African-American pioneer Amanda Davis (1865-1960), who worked as a laundress and purchased a one-acre tract of land in the undeveloped area in 1896 for $45 when the Northern Texas Traction Co. streetcar ran through the community from 1902 to 1934. The sixth stop on the…

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Spotlight: Lady and The Pit

In 2017, then new restaurant Lady and the Pit was riding high with success. Owned by Fort Worth natives Natasha Smith, the Lady, and Kenneth Barton, the “Pit,”the barbecue joint was named one of the city’s best new restaurants by Fort Worth Magazine that same year…

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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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Terrell Heights: Then and Now

Ask any Terrell Heights about their fondest memories growing up in the well-manicured,tree-lined tight-knit community and many will recall the juxtaposition of quaint hole-in-the-wall clubs with steepled red brick centennial churches off Rosedale. It's apparent that this first middle-class Black community in Fort Worth holds special significance to all who know its beautifully quilted history. …

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