Archive for October, 2016

School Board Trustee Questions Legitimacy of Raises

Eric Griffey
In the 2012-13 school year, the Fort Worth school district cut about 300 teachers from its payroll, despite growing enrollment numbers. Those and other cuts saved the district roughly $20 million. However, a little more than $9...

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Music Awards Festival 2013 in Pics

We’ve been doing this Music Awards Festival thing for 11 years now, back before the term “festival” became a source of tired-head for everyone, and we’ve done a lot of partying, but none of us remembers an MAF flashing ...


Whitney Paige Memorial at Rainbow Lounge

If you want to know why drag queens have been so important to the urban LGBT scene, you need only study the career of Whitney Paige, who died early this week of advanced pancreatic cancer. As a performer, activist, fundraiser, ...

The Texas Music-obsessed Dirty Shoes Band joined Keegan for a few tunes in Krakow.

Texas Troubadour Abroad: En Route to Berlin

My name is Keegan McInroe, and I am a singer-songwriter from Lubbock who’s been living in Fort Worth off and on since 2001, when I began my four years of study at Texas Christian University. Over the course of my 10 years wri...


The Daily Show’s Coverage of Wendy Davis

Eric Griffey
The Daily Show had some funny coverage of Filabuster-palooza, including a potential endorsement deal for Sen. Wendy Davis and her now famous pink shoes. The segment on Davis starts around the six minute mark, then there’s...



Confrontation at the Water District
Mary Kelleher was elected just a few weeks ago to the board of the Tarrant Regional Water District, on a platform of demanding transparency from the agency. Last Friday, she found out just how hard that job will be. In a letter...

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Ann Sutherland Censured by School Board

Eric Griffey
Last night Fort Worth school district trustees voted 6-0 to censure their fellow trustee Ann Sutherland. Her alleged rules violations included taking up too much of the staff’s time fulfilling her open records requests, discl...

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DOMA, Prop. 8 Are Dead

Kristian Lin
Despite his latest venture, this isn’t such a good day for Rick Santorum and the rest of the “we hate gays” lobby, as the national headlines are dominated by the Supreme Court striking down the Defense of Marr...

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Annabelle Massey Malloy
North Texas freelancer Annabelle Massey Malloy sent us this commentary on the filibuster: Like hundreds of thousands of other women and political junkies across this country, I was glued to the Texas Tribune’s live feed from ...

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Rick Santorum, Local Movie Mogul

Kristian Lin
North Texas’ filmmaking scene got an unlikely addition yesterday, as former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania and unsuccessful presidential candidate Rick Santorum announced he had been named CEO of EchoLight Studios, a Dall...