James Russell

James Russell is a Fort Worth-based freelance writer. He is the web editor for the Gay and Lesbian Review. He writes for Arts and Culture Texas, D Magazine, Fort Worth Weekly, Next City andQuorum Report. He previously was a staff writer for the Dallas Voice.

State Rep. Carl Sherman, a DeSoto Democrat, was leaving the house to take soup to his mother when a neighbor stopped him with a question.

Her friend was recently laid off from her job and needed to file for unemployment but couldn’t get through.