In 1909, two rival papers, the Star and the Telegram, joined forces to form a single towering source of local news and information: the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. From its early days, the paper stressed an importance on regional affairs, delivering digests of local news by stagecoach throughout an 84-county area. The paper has also demonstrated a knack for technological innovation, establishing Fort Worth's first radio station in 1922, the South's first television station in 1948, and one of the first computerized newspaper services in 1982.
Today, the Star-Telegram continues to inform Fort Worth area residents in every way possible, supplying print and online editions of its international and national stories, sports, local coverage, and thought-provoking editorial pages. Its digital platforms provide replica paper editions and provide immediate breaking news updates on the hour with interactive content via specific apps. The paper?s award-winning investigative reporting protects the public through intensive documentation of issues including foreclosure-auction abuses, toxic substances in everyday products, and local schools? performance records.
Mailed announcements take on an air of artistry at Paper Planet, an all-purpose paper outlet whose designers craft handmade stationery sets, elegant invitations, and monogrammed mailing supplies. Racks of paper sheets spruce up scrapbooks and crafts with polka dots, florals, and other original designs. Stationery sets come in more than 60 bold color schemes, such as a pink azalea and poppy theme that soothes the sting of breakup notices. While customers wait, a personalized monogramming service embellishes the cards with calligraphic initials. The elegant script also appears on custom-designed invitations, which often grace the virtual pages of the Brides of North Texas blog.
The quaint shop, tucked beside a bakery in the historic Handley district, also welcomes visitors to drop in for craft classes. Usually limited to six students or two Edward Scissorhands, the workshops introduce a range of paper arts, such as handmade books, invitations, and paper wreaths.
A mother of six, Tiffanie Lloyd developed her photographic skills by taking pictures of each of her young ones. This hobby soon developed into Tiffanie Lloyd Photography, where Tiffanie uses her expert eye to snap shots of other people's newborns and children. Though happy to use props, Tiffanie mostly eschews bells and whistles at her on-location or in-studio sessions, preferring to capture childhood innocence with straightforward compositions. To preserve her client's favorite images, she offers a slew of products, from prints and framed wall portraits to photo coasters and stickers. Along with paid work, Tiffanie lends her talents to numerous charitable causes, such as taking free photographs of high-school seniors in foster care.
Glamour Shots made its name as a place where women could be transformed into models and immortalized in photographs. Though makeup, hair, and wardrobe services are still available with each session, Glamour Shots now offers portraiture for individuals of any gender as well as families, children, and houseplants. Unique personalities shine in Glamour Shots?s galleries, which depict everything from children with airbrushed angel wings to women clad in lingerie. Digital images can be transformed into a number of prints and products, including wall art and graduation announcements. Glamour Shots guarantees clients? satisfaction or it will retake portraits without a session fee or exchange poses for a small additional fee within 14 days.
Though at first she pursued photography only as a hobby, graphic designer Angela Garcia-Lavin fell fully into her passion after the birth of her first child, Zoey Isabel. As she snapped photo after photo of her newborn daughter, other mothers noticed her work and began to enlist her talents. Angela has since branched out to frame candid, photojournalistic, and posed images of not only newborns and toddlers, but also expectant mothers, families, and new couples.
She conducts sessions at emerald-green parks and blooming gardens as well as quiet spots on streets bordered by cars that have had their horns surgically removed. After each session, she translates images into glossy re-touched prints, custom handmade scrapbooks, and printed postcards that showcase her graphic-designer touch.
With more than 20 years behind the camera, the shutterbug at Reatta Photography has developed a clean, classic style of portraiture. She executes this expertise during shoots for families, kids, couples, moms-to-be, and high-school seniors. Remaining engaged in the art form through continued education, she can guarantee she’s up to date on all the latest techniques and technology. That means that her style can be customized to suit each client’s needs and that any editing and effects added in postproduction are performed masterfully. The photographer also covers special events such as weddings, baptisms, and quinceañeras.