Archive for July, 2014
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Let’s Go … Ravens?

ANTHONY MARIANI
My worst NFL nightmare has come true. Two of my least favorite teams –– the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers –– are headed to the Super Bowl, the Ravens after effectively neutering Tom Brady and his Pats, an...


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Theatre Arlington’s Todd Hart Bids Adieu

JIMMY FOWLER
To anyone who saw Theatre Arlington executive producer Todd Hart introduce Friday’s opening night performance of The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, he seemed jovial as usual. But behind the scenes, an emotional farewell was ...



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Django Unchained Toys Sell For Big Money On MLK Day

Jeff Prince
Today, some Americans celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and honor the nation’s greatest civil rights leader. Others…not so much. Take eBay bidders for instance. Django Unchained action figures were discontinued l...


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Kelly Clarkson Boggles While Clinton Ogles

Jeff Prince
Alicia Keys, who vowed to do something different with the national anthem during her upcoming Super Bowl performance, might take inspiration from Tarrant County’s own Kelly Clarkson. Clarkson toyed around with the melody ...



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National Anthem Shivering In Fear As Alicia Keys Promises Wow Factor

Jeff Prince
Pop singer Alicia Keys is promising something new and different when she performs “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Super Bowl in two weeks. “I’m really excited about it, I can’t even lie,” K...


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Texas Lawmakers Working Blue

Eric Griffey
Texas has a long, dubious history of allowing antiquated laws to stay on its books. For example, in 1973 the legislature passed a law that made homosexual behavior a misdemeanor offense. That same group passed a law making poss...



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Natural Gas Kool-Aid From The Star-Telegram

Jeff Prince
How far has the Fort Worth Star-Telegram fallen? About as far as former Arlington city councilman Mel LeBlanc, who left the council last year after buying methamphetamine from prostitutes, drinking too much, and fighting with h...


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School Board Elects Judy Needham as President

Eric Griffey
At its meeting on Tuesday Night, the Fort Worth School Board of Trustees elected Judy Needham as its president, replacing T.A. Simms. Needham was first elected to the board in1996, and is its third longest-tenured member. She i...



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How to Fake a Girlfriend

Kristian Lin
Dear Lord, holy crap, and every other verbal ejaculation you can think of. The college football world and a good portion of the world beyond is reeling from Deadspin’s bombshell about Manti Te’o, the linebacker whos...


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Texas Students Use Sugar Daddies to Pay Student Loans

Eric Griffey
Students at a few Texas universities are getting top marks for their…uh…creative solution to paying off student loan debt.  A press release by the InfoStream Group said: “An increasing number of female students...