Archive for August, 2014

High-Tech, Low Approval

Many parents at a Keller school want less virtual learning, more real teaching.
BY JEFF PRINCE
It’s not your typical seventh-grade English class: Some kids sit at tables in a classroom, while others lie or sit nearby on an area of carpet, working on assignments on their netbook computers. At the school’s entrance, la...


Fair and Balanced at Trinity Tavern?

LAST CALL
LAST CALL
Late in the afternoon a few days ago, I went looking for a place to have a beer and a sandwich. The obvious choice would’ve been Finn MacCool’s, but they stop serving food at 2 p.m., and I take serious issue with pe...



Zippy’s All-American Comfort

The nearly decade-old classic downtown diner is finding its niche in a new part of town.
BY SOHANA IRENE KUTUB
In a cozy corner at North Main and 20th streets near the Stockyards sits Zippy’s All-American Grill, a no-nonsense restaurant that was located downtown for nearly a decade. In an area oversaturated with Mex-Mex and Tex-Mex op...


Lola’spalooza-time, Missile Men

Hearsay
Hearsay
As always there are a lot of shows this weekend. However, all of the cool kids, and many not-so-cool non-kids (ahem, me and my friends), will probably be spending the weekend at Lola’s Saloon (2736 W. 6th St., 817-877-0666), ...



Is Perry a Pinko Now?

Jimmy Fowler
Rick Perry has his panties in a wad over the federal government. Again. What did the Obama administration do this time? Surely they took away some hard-working Texan’s firearm, or ran some small business into the ground becau...


Tea Party; Local Brew

Tarrant Tea Partiers are training their sights on issues like the Trinity River Vision project.
BY DAN MCGRAW PHOTOS BY LEE CHASTAIN
On an early spring evening, inside the Elks Lodge meeting room on Fort Worth’s West Side, about 75 locals — most of them older white men — watched a presentation by Mike Brasovan. He’s a conservative Republican ...



Bin Laden’s Geronimo Code Name Questioned

Jeff Prince
Native Americans are understandably pissed off after the U.S. military used “Geronimo” as the code name for Osama bin Laden during the raid to kill him. Syracuse’s The Post-Standard reports that Onondaga Natio...


Clear as Mud

Static
In what can only mean more grief for Fort Worth schools superintendent Melody Johnson, a Texas Education Agency audit report released last week concluded that the district “erroneously over-reported attendance” at Arlington...



Happy Couples (More or Less)

Jumping the Broom trumps both Tyler Perry and Something Borrowed.
KRISTIAN LIN
Wedding season is upon us. Can you stand it? After the big blowout nuptials in London dominated our TV screens last week, we have two movies about weddings this week, and next week another one arrives. (That’s the best one, b...


Ballet Frontier’s La Sylphide Shines

The fledging Fort Worth company puts on its first full-length evening ballet – and succeeds.
LEONARD EUREKA
Ballet Frontier came of age last weekend in Scott Theater with a striking new production of August Bournonville’s La Sylphide. In just a few seasons, the company felt strong enough to present its first full-length story balle...