Archive for August, 2014
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Asthma Generation

What do cement plants, dirty air, and some of the nation’s highest childhood asthma rates have in common? North Texas.
GAYLE REAVES
Larry Tubb doesn’t remember knowing a single kid who had asthma when he was growing up. As a Scout leader 20 years later, he knew of only one troop member who dealt with the breathing disorder. “Now 20 percent of the popula...


Chef Jen Williams and her friendly staff at Magnolia Cheese Co. will make you feel at home. Adrien P. Maroney

Cheesy Magnolia

The flavors are varied and abundant at this new Near Southside stop.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Magnolia Cheese Co., tucked into the corner of West Magnolia and 5th avenues on the Near Southside, is easy to miss if you’re driving by. The cheese shop/eatery’s motto, according to the menu, is “Cheese, wine, learn, and...



A lion molded by Gian Lorenzo Bernini at the Kimbell.

San Lorenzo

BIG TICKET
There’s too much of everything in the sculptures of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, which is why they’re so wonderful. The native of Naples became the greatest Italian artist of the 17th century, a recipient of rich commissions from ...


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T. Boone Pickens’ Grandson Dies In Fort Worth

Jeff Prince
Texas Christian University student Thomas Boone “Ty” Pickens IV died this morning. He was 21. Pickens was the grandson of billionaire oil and water tycoon and hedge fund guru T. Boone Pickens. The death reportedly o...



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Rangers’ Nelson Cruz Implicated in New PED Scandal

Eric Griffey
It’s been a rough couple of weeks in local sports. Less than a week after Cowboys defensive lineman Jay Ratliff wrecked his truck while his blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal amount, Texas Rangers outfielder Ne...


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10 Essential Fort Worth Restaurants to Visit

Chow, Baby
I was reading the Dallas Observer blog the other day and saw this story on 30 essential Texas restaurants to visit before you die. The list was voted on by a collection of restaurant writers, including Fort Worth Star Telegram ...



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Keeping ‘Em Honest: City, County Meetings On Tuesday

Jeff Prince
Public scrutiny helps keep elected officials walking the straight and narrow line. You can let your leaders know that you’re watching by attending weekly meetings. The Fort Worth City Council meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Her...


Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck in "Ain't Them Bodies Saints."

North Texas Films at Sundance: How’d They Do?

Kristian Lin
The 2013 Sundance Film Festival ended this past weekend, and North Texas was unusually well represented at this year’s fest, both in the number of films and in quality. Even the New York Times took notice of a new film sc...



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Now Can We Have a “Dislike” Button?

JIMMY FOWLER
Maybe Mark Zuckerberg should consider changing the onscreen color of Facebook from blue to green: Envy would appear to be the biggest emotion the social media site inspires, if you believe recent academic studies that have char...


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Zedler Beats the Birther Horse

Eric Griffey
Anyone who thought the birther movement was over when President Barak Obama released his birth certificate underestimated Rep. Bill Zedler. The reliably whacky Zedler, a Republican from Arlington, filed House Bill 650, aka the ...