Archive for July, 2014

Whistleblower Settles for $135K

Betty Brink
Aracely  Chavez, the whistleblower fired by the Fort Worth schools three years ago will receive $135,000 in “damages and attorney’s fees,” according to an email sent to board members from the district’...


Fired FWISD Whistleblower Chavez Reinstated

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At last night’s Fort Worth school board meeting, Aracely Chavez, the former financial department employee who blew the whistle on the failed Tyler Industries payroll computer program that overpaid 2,000 employees (some lo...



Adam and Eve and Dino

Jimmy Fowler
Fort Worth can look forward to what Dallas already has: A highway billboard ad for a Kentucky “creation science” museum that implies dinosaurs hung out with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. The Creation Museum has launch...


Movie Seeks 4-Year-Old Twins

Kristian Lin
If you’re a parent of four-year-old twins or know anyone answering to that description, here’s some intriguing news. Vicky Boone Casting is currently searching Fort Worth and surrounding cities for Caucasian twin gi...



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Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Girl From the Naked Eye (R) Jason Yee stars in this martial-arts flick as a man who takes revenge when the prostitute he was hired to look after is murdered. Also with Samantha Streets, Gary Stretch, Dominique Swai...


Orson Welles’ iconic Citizen Kane is on screen screens at 2pm and 7pm at all three Cinemark theaters in Tarrant County.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 13 Movie theaters all over America are offering entertainment besides their regular slate of new films. Cinemark is no exception with its Summer Classics Series, digitally restored vintage films being shown on Wednesday...



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Stalking Horse

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Big bucks spent in political races don’t always win the day. Just ask Carlos Vasquez. The current school board member recently ran in the Democratic primary for a Texas House seat against 16-year incumbent Lon Burnam — and ...


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Killer or Filler?

Two new rootsy releases and an import via Fort Worth await your ears.
Fort Worth Weekly Staff and Contributors
Keegan McInroe’s A Thousand Dreams As if Fort Worth needed another reminder of just how deep its pool of singer-songwriters is, now comes Keegan McInroe’s A Thousand Dreams, a recently released 19-song monster of taste and ...



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Food Goes in Here

Last Call
About a month and a half ago, a woman came into The Boiled Owl Tavern on the Near South Side during my happy hour shift and asked for a glass of wine. She looked at our bottles, frowning. “I guess I’ll take the Malbec,” s...


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Music Awards Festival Lineup Announced

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Next Sunday, folks. That’s right. The 24th. The 10th Annual Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards Festival will feature 48 Fort Worth bands and take place at eight venues in the West 7th Street corridor: Capital Bar (3017 Morton St....