Archive for November, 2014

Where’s Olive?

Jeff Prince
The little dog with the funny teeth and sweet personality had become the unofficial mascot of the Tandy Hills Natural Area in recent years, and she’s a familiar sight at the Prairie Fest events. Debora Young adopted the d...


A Home for an Amphibian

Kristian Lin
Exciting news for local theatergoers: Amphibian Productions has just announced that they have closed the deal on acquiring the property at 108 S Main Street. This comes after a fund-raising campaign chaired by Oscar-winning act...



Local Music Notes

Anthony Mariani
NEW FORT WORTH VENUE On Thursday, Jul. 19, a new DIY/underground venue will open at 3000 Race St. in the old Riverside Ballroom by Dino’s Sports Bar & Grill and Fuzzy’s Taco Shop. Until closing abruptly last month, 2826...


Beware the Lotto Curse

Jimmy Fowler
As of this writing, the person who bought the $28 million Lotto Texas ticket at a Fort Worth convenience yesterday has yet to claim the prize. Maybe they haven’t bothered to check the numbers yet, or they misplaced the tick...



Festival of the Kid

Jimmy Fowler
While children absorb way too much of our collective attention –– attachment parenting, anyone? ––– a festival of plays written by kids for kids sounds groovy: Watching priorities and worldviews take shape in youn...


Remember English Rockers And The Alamo

Jeff Prince
A book tour to promote The Alamo And Beyond: A Collector’s Journey has brought retired pop star Phil Collins to Texas, a state he dearly loves after a lifelong obsession with Davey Crockett and the Alamo. Collins grew up ...



The Week in Gay Rights

Kristian Lin
What a month of May it’s been, huh? Let’s recap: Last week, Romney’s openly gay national security/foreign policy spokesman Richard Grenell resigned from the campaign amid disputed reports that he was pressured to stay in ...


More Fallout From Marshall Hobbs Story

Jeff Prince
Our story on Fort Worth City Council candidate Marshall Hobbs (“Pesky Facts,” May 2, 2012) created some division in the West Meadowbrook Neighborhood Association. Member Suzette Watkins posted a link to our story on...



Arlington nuclear inspectors blow whistle on safety concerns

Andrew McLemore
A Massachusetts congressman is calling for an investigation into the management practices of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Arlington office after inspectors there reported retaliation against employees who pushed fo...


Smells Like Teen Spirit

Jimmy Fowler
If you doubt that kids today have drive, determination, and boundless energy, look no further than the Arlington teenager who broke into Joe Bailey Junior High School early this week and caused so much damage, investigators tho...