Archive for October, 2014

Super Moon A Big Bust

Jeff Prince
The Super Moon Party I attended this weekend turned into the Bunch of People Drinking Beer and Staring at Clouds Party instead. Even when the clouds would break for a few minutes and give us a glimpse of the moon, it didn’...


R.I.P., Adam Yauch

Kristian Lin
I was setting up to post today about The Avengers, but I got derailed by the news that Adam Yauch has died at age 47 after a long battle with cancer. Rightly, much of the coverage is focusing on his career with the Beastie Boys...



D/FW NORML March

Jimmy Fowler
If you’re outside in the Fort tomorrow afternoon (Sat May 5) and detect a distinctive prickly odor drifting in from the east, it could be the 2012 Dallas Global Marijuana March, sponsored by the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of N...


Another Hole In Hobbs’ Claim

Jeff Prince
More evidence has filtered in that casts doubt on whether Fort Worth City Council candidate Marshall Hobbs was living in District 8 long enough to qualify to seek office. As this week’s Metropolis explains, Hobbs needed to li...



TCU Students Earn First Jay Milner Awards

Jeff Prince
Dallas Morning News arts columnist Michael Granberry could have gone to just about any college in 1969 when he was an 18-year-old kid bound and determined to become a working journalist. He chose Southern Methodist University f...


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Time to Fly

Last Call
On Sunday the Star-Telegram ran a story about Marcial Ortega, a man serving time for murder after he got drunk, got behind the wheel, and rammed a station wagon at freeway speed, killing 4-year-old Kaitlyn Sanchez in the crash....



Candidate Vows To Fight ‘Islamization’

Andrew McLemore
Okay, how about this one? A white Republican walks into a Muslim bar (just go with it) and vows to fight against Islam. Actually, I’ll let you come up with your own punchline. Itamar Gelbman, an Army veteran running for C...


UPDATE The Ticket’s Danny Balis Joins Calhoun

Anthony Mariani
As a P1, I’m happy to report that Danny Balis, producer for The Hardline, probably the longest-running radio sports-talk show in North Texas, on Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket, will be joining Fort Worth indie-pop rockers Calho...



Cowtown Council Argues Over ‘Water Hogs’

Andrew McLemore
Supposedly, Mark Twain once said, “Whiskey is for drinking. Water is for fighting over.” Well, at least two Fort Worth City Council members expressed concerns Tuesday that restricting residents’ lawn-watering ...


The Transgender Blues

Jimmy Fowler
If you doubt the life of a transgender person is a tough road to walk, look no further than the case of Paula Witherspoon, who last month was ticketed for “disorderly conduct” at Dallas’ Parkland Hospital for using the wo...