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Defender of the Prairie

Thanks to some tireless activists, the Tandy Hills Natural Area is thriving — and free of gas rigs.
Jeff Prince
If he were a Warner Bros. character, Don Young’s jaw would have hit the floor and his eyes popped out of their sockets. But Young is a poised, quiet-spoken man by nature. His shoulders tensed up, and the adrenaline rush cause...
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Latest From Blotch
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Top 5 Shows

STEVE STEWARD
1.) Is there a psilocybin mushroom equivalent for 4/20? If there is, Tidals should be a headliner at that day’s celebratory party. The Fort Worth duo’s ominous sample-based dub and the visuals that often accompany it are en...
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PHILIP MURRIN (RIGHT) GOES BRIM-DOWN WHILE BILLY MINICK PREFERS HIS CROWN DOWN (photo by Jeff Prince)
PRAIRIE FEST FUN (photo courtesy of Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area)
 
Latest From Metro
Senator John Whitmire.

Truancy Examined

Texas has treated truancy as a criminal offense, but that might change.
Peter Gorman
Instead of being labeled a criminal for life, Texas kids who show up late to school or skip classes entirely might end up performing some sort of community service if John Whitmire has his way. The Democratic state senator from...
Deputy Police Chief Charlie Ramirez is trying to assuage hard feelings in the community. Photo by Jeff Prince.
Senator Don Huffines’ bill takes a broad swipe at home rule. Courtesy YouTube
Dorothy Luck is one of only a few to battle her way out of guardianship — but not before hundreds of thousands of dollars were spent. Jeff Prince
 
Latest From Music Feature
Parks: “I think this illness was supposed to happen, because everything has worked out.”

Rachella Parks Is Back

After a long battle with illness, the 53-year-old Fort Worth saxophonist has finished her debut album
Edward Brown
Multi-instrumentalist Rachella Parks is slowly regaining her strength after a 10-year battle with sarcoidosis, a rare and incurable disease that caused her fatigue, pain, joint degeneration, and memory loss. The symptoms began ...
Paleschic: “I like the term ‘subtle rock,’ but it’s also got an old feel, an old vibe.”
Photo by Jon Phillips.
Culberson: “We love making music together. Everyone gets along so well.”
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Latest From Static
Decimated trees along East 1st Street. Photo by Don Young.

Timber!

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Only a few people heard the sound of workers knocking over huge old-growth trees along East 1st Street a few weeks ago. Not many people live nearby or drive that road. The noise was more prominent on social media after Eastside...
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Latest From Last Call
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Go, Vaqueros!

Steve Steward
I’m taking a break from my ongoing survey of Everman dives to shill (completely unsolicited) for the sports equivalent of a promising local band: This summer, you should get behind the Fort Worth Vaqueros soccer club. Sorry. ...
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Latest From Hearsay
Gold Rushin’ will come out digitally on Tuesday, June 2, and on vinyl on Saturday, June 6, at a party with Fort Worth-based Devo lovers Blank-Men at The Boiled Owl Tavern, on the Near Southside.

Year of the Bear: Gold Rushin’

Hearsay
Year of the Bear has been around for a while but has finally arrived. Gosh, the trio of Josh “Bear” Browning (vocals, bass) and the husband-and-wife team of Jennifer Rux (guitar, Theremin, vocals) and Robby Rux (vocals, dru...
The sunshiny Hendersons are back, hopefully for good this time.
Rock out, from your couch.
Kenny Uptain (center) has taken folk/blues songwriting to a new, contemporary place with his new project, Chucho.
 
Latest From Stage
Jim Covault shows Nate Davis what he means by the color Red in Stage West’s new production.

Red: Creative Blocks

In its new production, Stage West searches for Mark Rothko’s true colors.
Kristian Lin
Unlike, say, writers, visual artists can be illuminating to watch at work, which is why so many films and plays are about painters or sculptors. Showing an actor daub paint on canvas or carve a block of material into a sculptur...
Gabriel Lawson, Gil Pritchett, Ebony Marshall-Oliver, and Kyndal Robertson show their flower power in Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope.
The Imbroglio Sextet — (from left to right) Sydney Guillaume, Cara Pollard, Alvaro Santiango, David Otto, Lucia Nuin, Salvador Contreras, and Javier Navascues — will launch its regional tour Friday at The Live Oak.
(From left to right) Jennifer Chang, Aleksandra Holowka, Karen Hall, and Kevin Hall are at a crossroads of sorts.
 
Latest From Eats
Funnel cake! In fry-form! Only at Globe Life. Photo by Laurie James.

Around the Globe Life Park

Now with the Rangers in full swing, let’s take a look at some new ballpark eats.
Laurie Barker James
In the early 1990s, Arlington Stadium, as it was called, was the site of a few of my more memorable first dates. Baseball courtship was fabulous. Wannabe lovebirds could enjoy watching the Rangers from the cheap aluminum bench ...
A hot stone bowl and cold sake are calling from HoYA. Photo by Lee Chastain.
Thai flavors — and sights — rule at Kin Kin Urban Thai. Photo by Lee Chastain
Alexandra Hall (left) and Dusti Day must get quite a biceps workout hauling around Big John’s burgers. Lee Chastain
 
Latest From Chow, Baby
Patio at Thurber Mingus.

Waiting for Thurber Mingus

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I kept adjusting the way I was sitting so that my friend’s head would block the blinding sun reflecting off my windshield. The Chowmaro was one of the only cars in the parking lot of Thurber Mingus (4400 White Settlement Rd.)...
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Latest From Film Reviews
A mysterious Skype user harasses Shelley Henig (left), Moses Storm (second from left), and others in Unfriended.

End-of-Spring Roundup

Before the summer blockbusters arrive, here’s a look at some smaller movies.
Kristian Lin
Only two movies are opening in wide release this week, and neither of them screened in time for our deadlines. Ex Machina is expanding to theaters in Tarrant County this Friday, and it’s your best bet for entertainment. Since...
Alicia Vikander ponders the faces of the prototypes before her in Ex Machina.
Jonah Hill and James Franco have a heart-to-heart in county jail in True Story.
Naomi Watts is the only grown-up at baby class without a baby in While We’re Young.
 
Latest From Film Shorts
The Road Within

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening  The Road Within (R) Robert Sheehan stars as a young Tourette’s syndrome patient who escapes from a clinic so he can scatter his recently deceased mother’s ashes. Also with Dev Patel, Zoë Kravitz, Robert Patrick, ...
Child 44 opens Friday
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Effie Gray opens Friday at Harkins Cine Capri Southlake.
 
Latest From Arts
Jim Covault shows Nate Davis what he means by the color Red in Stage West’s new production.

Red: Creative Blocks

In its new production, Stage West searches for Mark Rothko’s true colors.
Kristian Lin
Unlike, say, writers, visual artists can be illuminating to watch at work, which is why so many films and plays are about painters or sculptors. Showing an actor daub paint on canvas or carve a block of material into a sculptur...
Gabriel Lawson, Gil Pritchett, Ebony Marshall-Oliver, and Kyndal Robertson show their flower power in Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope.
“Portrait (P. Lappat)” may be no match for “Sorrow.”
The Imbroglio Sextet — (from left to right) Sydney Guillaume, Cara Pollard, Alvaro Santiango, David Otto, Lucia Nuin, Salvador Contreras, and Javier Navascues — will launch its regional tour Friday at The Live Oak.
 
Latest From Gallery
Deran Wright’s “The Ferryman”

Gallery

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Grackle Art Gallery comes back with another of its patented one-night shows. In addition to photography, sculpture, installation, paintings, and performance art, there also will be live music by folky Fort Worth stalwarts Clint...
Todd Ford’s “Hover”
Austin Queen’s “untitled”
Brenna Schraufnagel’s “Mint Couch”