Archive for September, 2014
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Coyote Drive-In, FW Opera Do Musical Ad

JIMMY FOWLER
A couple of years ago I wrote a “Weekly” blog item sniping about the Dallas Opera broadcasting a performance on the big screen inside Cowboys Stadium. (The item prompted DO honcho Jonathan Pell to compare me to The Marx Bro...


THE WHITE ELEPHANT SALOON WAS ALIVE WITH THE SOUND OF MUSIC LAST NIGHT (all photos by Jeff Prince).

Buffalo Ruckus Stampedes Texas Music Showdown

Jeff Prince
The final winner of last night’s Texas Music Showdown almost turned out to be Forty Creek Whiskey. The whiskey-peddling, Texas Music-loving, buy-a-round-for-the-house kind of guy from Forty Creek, Bobby Camillone, was in ...



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Algebra II? But the Toilet’s Running!

JIMMY FOWLER
The headlines from yesterday’s state House hearing on Texas’ new high school curriculum were so deliciously snicker-worthy: “Texas lawmakers debate new curriculum that’s too complicated for them.” Texas, like the U.S....


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Jury Awards Joe Palazzolo $2.4 Million in Whistleblower Case

Eric Griffey
On Wednesday afternoon, in a Wise County courtroom, a jury found in favor of former Arlington Heights assistant principal Joe Palazzolo in his wrongful termination suit. The panel of seven women and five men took less than two ...



Cesar Chavez opens Friday

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Cesar Chavez (PG-13) Diego Luna makes his directing debut with this biography starring Michael Peña as the civil rights activist and labor leader. Also with Rosario Dawson, America Ferrera, Jacob Vargas, Gabriel Mann,...


See Wednesday

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 26 Rose Marine Theater brings in one of Mexico’s most distinguished writers. Mónica Lavín is a novelist, short story writer, newspaper columnist, and cookbook author who recently won the Iberoamerican Novel Prize fo...



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To Wild Rooster Darkly

LAST CALL
You know that line in Social Distortion’s “Story of My Life” when Mike Ness sings about how the pool hall he loved as a kid is now a 7-Eleven? I’ve always wondered if that actually happened to him, whether there might b...


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Laundry Day

STATIC
The four-year saga of former Arlington Heights assistant principal Joe Palazzolo looks to be coming to an end. A jury could reach a verdict as soon as Wednesday in the trial of his whistleblower suit against the Fort Worth scho...



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The Me-Thinks: Loud and Sucky

Three Chili Dog Night goes well with sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll.
ANTHONY MARIANI
To his left from the Boswell High School parking lot was home. To his right, the way to Haltom “Rock” City. When he was a 17-year-old senior in 1989, Ray Liberio started turning right after school. And he’s never looked b...


In Texas, the Tar Sands Blockade delayed but could not stop the southern leg of the Keystone. Tar Sands Blockade

Keyed Up

The latest report on the tar sands pipeline stirred the pot.
PETER GORMAN
Across North America, the debate over the Keystone XL pipeline continues to heat up. Several years after the tar sands line was due to be completed, owners are still awaiting word on whether the White House and U.S. State Depar...