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The Other End of the Pipeline

On the Texas coast, natural gas export development threatens the tourist economy.
DAVID ROBLEDO
I’m kayaking the bay that separates Port Isabel and South Padre Island when a large dorsal fin breaks the water. Another fin surfaces, and several more. My heart skips a few beats. And it looks like I’m surrounded … by on...
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Latest From Blotch
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Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs Tennessee Titanics

Jeff Prince
Wow, what a battle. Intense. Valiant. But, ultimately, unsuccessful — my brain and my eyelids pummeled each other as the clock slowly ticked toward noon, but my eyelids won the war. The Dallas Cowboys were facing the Tenn...
Julio Cedillo and Eva Longoria star in "Frontera."
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Latest From Metro
Ali: “I just want to make a living and feed my family.” Jeff Prince

Negative Charge

Its owner disagrees, but the PUC has pulled the plug on Proton Energy.
ERIC GRIFFEY
In a cramped office inside a Shell station at the corner of North University Drive and Jacksboro Highway, Ramzan R. Ali’s phone was ringing off the hook. The Pakistani native in his mid-50s has been in the U.S. for 40 years. ...
Zipcar, one of several new ridesharing arrangements, caters to TCU students and faculty. Brian Hutson
The Stockyards certainly saw its share of discreet gambling back in the day, but no casinos. Jeff Prince
Treadway, right, with Corpus: “... the idea of sharing vows with 99 other couples ... sounded perfect for us.” Lee Chastain
 
Latest From Music Feature
More Fleetwood Mac than Merle Haggard, Fort Worth singer-songwriter Whitnye Raquel is still built to battle –– and baffle –– societal convention. Dee Hill

Songbird

Whitnye Raquel has some country influences but is way more than she appears.
STEVE STEWARD
You’d think that a young songwriter whose honkytonk guitar-playing father raised her on a steady diet of country legends would be super-enthusiastic about C&W. But Fort Worth’s Whitnye Raquel doesn’t even like it that...
Duell does “cheeseburger rock ’n’ roll” very well.
With help from two guys in major label indie-rockers White Denim, 25-year-old Crowley singer-songwriter Leon Bridges is working on his debut album. Erin Margaret Alison Rambo
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Wage Slaves

The minimum wage fight makes waves with Texas candidates for governor.
DAVE McNEELY
Raising the minimum wage suddenly became a hot issue in the Texas governor’s race just after Labor Day, with Democrat Wendy Davis endorsing it and Republican Greg Abbott opposing it. The national campaign by fast-food workers...
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Hire CCA, See No Evil

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Immigration policies, the drug war, and lobbyists are keeping the private prison industry humming. No matter what sins a private prison company has committed, there seems to be no shortage of states willing to give it a second,...
Wendy Davis
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Latest From Last Call
Apparently, West 7th had a crazy back-to-school weekend.

Crowded Streets

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Sunday night was kind of weird. My afternoon nap went way longer than I intended — essentially, I got ready for the evening at 11 p.m. and headed out not really knowing where I wanted to go or why I wanted to go out at all. I...
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Latest From Hearsay
Don't miss any of the opening acts this Fri-Sat at Dia de los Toadies.

Dia de los Toadies: A Proper Fest

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No doubt inspired by the relatively recent explosion of music festivals in North Texas, a lot has been written, cheekily but also surprisingly seriously, about what constitutes a festival and what doesn’t. A proper festival, ...
Blank-Men's debut recording, the six-song EP Fact or Fiction?, sounds like Devo or The B-52's but is more ragged, more punk.
Austin's Black Angels are among the headliners at this year's Clearfork Music Festival, this Saturday at Panther Island Pavilion.
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Second Life’s a Stage

Real-world performers are making real-world money in virtual reality.
EDWARD BROWN
Singer-songwriter Matthew Broyles is setting up for a gig. He’s seated in front of a microphone with his playlist at his feet, tuning his acoustic guitar and lightly running through some of the chord changes he’ll be perfor...
Disney alum Anneliese van der Pol starred in Prism Theatric’s inaugural production, Thoroughly Modern Millie.
The cast of The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon: The Musical! includes Haltom High alumni and local drama teachers.
Curtain call featuring (from left to night) Buddy Brae, Corrie Donovan, Cecily Gordon, Chrisian Bester, Ricky Ian Gordon, Colleen Mallette, Jenna Meador, Amy Stewart, Alison Whitehurst, and Anthony Fortino
 
Latest From Eats
As Pegaso’s namesake enchilada indicates, there’s a whole lot of food here. Lee Chastain

Pegaso: Flying High

In the wilds of Bluebonnet Circle, this fresh Tex-Mex eatery soars.
LAURIE JAMES
It would be easy to assume the new Pegaso Mexican Diner, on Bluebonnet Circle, is just a reconfiguration of restaurateur Monica Greene’s original Pegaso Diner in Dallas, which opened and closed a decade ago. Greene, who has c...
BBQ Ranch owner Mike Fisher, left, and pitmaster Donald Phillips run a family-friendly place. Lee Chastain
Mo’s pastrami sandwich is “packed to bursting.” Lee Chastain
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Latest From Chow, Baby
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Battered Memories

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Part of what’s cool about Chow, Baby’s restaurant critic gig is that I have an excuse to stop at all of those little eateries that have been there so long they just blend into the scenery. I’ve passed by Jesus BBQ (810 S....
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Latest From Film Reviews
James Gandolfini and Tom Hardy ponder a grim situation in The Drop.

The Drop: Streetlight People

The late James Gandolfini isn’t the only bright spot in this mobbed-up thriller.
STEVE STEWARD
It’s likely that the late James Gandolfini’s performance in The Drop will be lauded in tearfully hyperbolic fashion, maybe even to the point where it overshadows the movie. In all honesty, Gandolfini is pretty good — thin...
Son Ye-jin demonstrates her derring-do during a naval battle in The Pirates.
Kelly Reilly welcomes Sophie Curtis into her new school in Innocence.
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Latest From Film Shorts
Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? (PG-13) Does anyone still care at this point? Starring Kristoffer Polaha, Laura Regan, Peter Mackenzie, Larry Cedar, Joaquim de Almeida, Rob Morrow, and Greg Germann. (Opens Friday) Do...
Love is Strange opens Friday.
Frank opens Friday.
"Are You Here" staring Owen Wilson, Laura Ramsey, Zach Galifianakis opens Friday.
 
Latest From Arts
Fort Worth’s Tony Saladino abstracts one particular historic district in his painting “Fort Worth Stockyards Revisited II.”

The Art of Preservation

“Cowboys and culture” may be suspect, but it’s still relevant.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Beneath the violet glow of dusk and across a dark, empty parking lot, a closed Costco megastore spills funnels of soft white light downward, creating angular, sinister shadows all around. Facing the building on horseback is a m...
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Disney alum Anneliese van der Pol starred in Prism Theatric’s inaugural production, Thoroughly Modern Millie.
Fort Worth artist Neal Langham helps brew the first batch of Visionary Brew at Rahr.
 
Latest From Gallery
Carole Bénitah’s “The Disguise”

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Where many galleries opened their new shows last week, UNT Art Gallery waits until this week to showcase photographers from as far away as Brazil, Sweden, Japan, and Russia with works that have appeared in the Houston FotoFest ...
Mary McCleary’s “Take a Boat to the Land of Dreams”
Robert Jessup’s “Storm Catcher”
Ryan Goolsby’s “Untitled”