Archive for July, 2014

The Nuge Blows His Own Cover

Jimmy Fowler
You may have thought Ted Nugent was just a gripey gun owner, mediocre guitarist, and failed cook book author. But he is, apparently, right at the top of the Obama administration’s enemies’ list. At last weekend’s National...


2012 High School Playwrights Contest

Jimmy Fowler
Your high school kid may be a budding playwright if: 1) They call speaking up in class “breaking the fourth wall”; 2) They describe the long silences in study hall as “Pinteresque”; or 3) They won’t stop telling the...



City To Weigh Tobacco-Free Hiring Policy

Andrew McLemore
All those ashtrays surrounding Fort Worth City Hall could be a thing of the past if the City Council approved a proposal to stop hiring smokers. Mayor Betsy Price answered questions after Tuesday morning’s council meeting...


JR Martinez Rep for District 8 Revised

betty.brink
Five minutes ago, the Fort Worth schools board of trustees voted unanimously to name J. R. Martinez to fill the empty and new District 8 seat. Martinez will serve for a year, until the regular election in 2013. Fourteen people ...



Bad People Alert

Jeff Prince
A neighborhood patrol officer is warning residents about sneaky thieves prowling around the Fairmount neighborhood. Joel Stary sent us this warning: “A few months back we discussed a pair of individuals that were approach...


CIA Dudes Like To Party

Jeff Prince
Reading about Secret Service agents partying with prostitutes made me think of the late Roy Stamps. The former KXOL radio personality was working as a news reporter in 1963 when President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie vis...



Monday Night Fights FWISD Style

betty.brink
Monday night, April 16, at 5:30 in the Fort Worth ISD board room, 2903 Shotts Street, the trustees will open a meeting that will, before the night is over, determine who will represent the redrawn District 8 until the spring of...


More Thoughts on “The Cabin in the Woods” (With Spoilers)

Kristian Lin
I was planning to lead off this blog post with a definition of “Pirandellian device,” but I found that there’s not a whole lot of agreement out there about what that is. The reference comes from the work of Lu...



Dis-Connects Finally?

betty.brink
Connects, the million dollar student accountability system owned by Tyler Technologies and leased to the Fort Worth schools that has never worked will finally be scrapped, according to Superintendent Walter Dansby who announced...


the-interrupters

“Interrupters” in Arlington

Kristian Lin
I just got the word that The Interrupters will be screening tomorrow (Friday) evening at 7pm at Unity Church at 3525 S Bowen Rd, Arlington. I mentioned Steve James’ film when I sorted out my list of the best documentary f...