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: 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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Key Latrice: Storytelling in Song and Rhyme

Key Latrice’s first musical memories are of singing in church at the age of four. Her siblings lost interest in singing, but Latrice continued honing her musical skills. While attending Dunbar High School in Fort Worth’s East Side, Latrice expanded her vocal prowess. Already influenced by musicians…

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Q&A with Fort Worth's Ms. Opal Lee

Mrs. Opal Lee, activist, educatorand community leader well-known for her contributions in Fort Worth, was born in Marshall, Texas, and lived there for 10 years of her life. Her first recollections of Juneteenth - the holiday that commemorates the end of slavery on the date that news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas in 1865 - were of the festivities held at the fairgrounds in the piney woods of her hometown. …

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