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Monitoring Truancy

Some advocates think Texas’ treatment of tardy students is a crime.
PETER GORMAN
Last spring at a truancy court appearance in front of Johnson County Justice of the Peace Pat Jacobs, a 17-year-old high school student who routinely skipped her last class of the day was ordered to wear an ankle monitor to con...
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Peter Wyngarde haunts Deborah Kerr in "The Innocents".

Halloween DVD Pick: The Innocents

Kristian Lin
I was lucky enough to see The Innocents when I was a teenager, and it turned me off horror flicks with faceless slashers running after naked teens for good. This Halloween sees this 1961 British classic out on a handsome new Bl...
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Worth Questioning

Arlington Heights residents want more answers about the Bass-backed arena.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Mayor Betsy Price is on television a lot these days. She stars in a commercial pushing three ballot proposals for funding a multi-purpose arena planned for the Cultural District. She even has a memorable catchphrase, touting th...
Gulla: Range Resource’s practices “made a lot of people terribly ill ... .”
Charles Carroll (left), with R.J. Logan, holds his notice to vacate, to which he has added his own comments. Brian Hutson
Friese: “Most of the people I know who were homeless treated those bus passes as gold.”
 
Latest From Music Feature
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Just Peachy

On its new EP, Son of Stan nails perfect pop.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Jordan Richardson appears to be in complete control of his muse. Last year, his songwriting vehicle, Son of Stan (named after his father), released its debut album, the stellar and slightly experimental Divorce Pop. Earlier thi...
(From left to right) Alex Poulon, Matthew Baggins, Stephanie Donaghey, and LaVern Merigold are Toy Gun.
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Forget Willie and Waylon. The most talked-about Outlaw album is Willis Alan Ramsey.
 
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Trail Trouble in River City

KEN WHEATCROFT-PARDUE
While I haven’t covered all 40 miles of Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails, I’ve biked the lion’s share of that meandering ribbon. My all-time favorite ride is crossing the river from east to west via the low-water dam near 4t...
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Drolen Rollin’ Out of TV?

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Static’s favorite local morning news show took another hit recently. CBS-11 This Morning typically lags behind Channels 4, 5, and 8 in the ratings, and the on-air personalities tend to come across like people with nothing to ...
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Football Flippin’ Out

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Out of sympathy for the afflicted, my hatred for the Cowboys has settled down over the years into a low-level distaste seasoned with flecks of begrudging respect, in part because intensely hating things is exhausting but also b...
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Latest From Hearsay
(From left to right) co-owner Robert Holt, booking agent/bartender Elizabeth Honea, head bartender Roy Cordova, and co-owner Don Stephan are ready for River Run Roadhouse to become a destination for all sorts of music, including indie-rock.

Open Roadhouse Doors

HEARSAY
Much of the place looks the same. The relatively roomy stage, the gritty industrial interior, the neon signs, the black bar counter, the four-tops, the dim lighting. But what separates River Run Roadhouse from its previous occu...
Though Skeleton Coast is no more, former frontman Bobby McCubbins continues pumping out Goldd, now in the Pacific Northwest.
A fresh coat of paint is just the start of the major renovations under way at Lola's Saloon.
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Latest From Stage
At The Live Oak, Anderson & Roe chatted with concertgoers and mixed in some Michael Jackson among the Stravinsky and Mozart.

Cliburn, Now in Session

Fort Worth’s venerable piano foundation gets a chic makeover
EDWARD BROWN
Last March, Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Roe, also known as the classical duo Anderson & Roe, sat facing each other at pristine Steinway grand pianos and unleashed a pyrotechnic display of bravado and virtuosity to dozens of...
Carolyn Judson was spectacular as Aurora, perhaps her best role.
(From left to right) Jennifer Chang, Aleksandra Holowka, Karen Hall, and Kevin Hall brought the music to the masses Sunday.
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Latest From Eats
Don’t let leisurely service keep you from Spazzio’s eggplant medallions.

Spazzio Out

This newish Arlington eatery does Italian right.
LAURIE JAMES
Spazzio’s Italian Cantina seems to be suffering from an identity crisis. The original name, Spago Pizza and Vino, apparently infringed on a Wolfgang Puck trademark. Despite the confusion, this newish family-owned eatery has q...
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Belly up to East Hampton’s Fried Chicken + Jack, a Southern-fried cutlet with pepper jack cheese, bacon, avocado mash, and greens. Lee Chastain
Sophistication is the name of the game at Zambrano.
 
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Give Me Liberty — or a $1.99 Taco

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I felt terrible for the kids standing in the median holding promotional signs for Sombrero Mexican Food (201 W. Rosedale St.). It was one of those warm fall afternoons that seemed all the hotter after the tease of a few days of...
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Latest From Film Reviews
Michael Keaton is haunted by the character he created in Birdman.

Fly Away

Michael Keaton returns, and Birdman soars into the sky.
KRISTIAN LIN
Remember the conversation in Neighbors this past summer, when Seth Rogen and Zac Efron’s characters argued about whether Michael Keaton or Christian Bale was the better Batman? It was telling — Rogen’s character is old en...
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Tessa Thompson (foreground, left) and her friends take a dim view of racial stereotypes in Dear White People.
Bill Murray relaxes while Jaeden Lieberher mows his lawn in St. Vincent.
 
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Nightcrawler opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Nightcrawler (R) Jake Gyllenhaal stars in this thriller as a creepy loner who becomes a freelance crime journalist taking videos of accidents, police chases, and crimes in progress. Also with Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed, Ann...
Birdman, or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) opens Friday.
St. Vincent opens Friday.
Addicted opens Friday.
 
Latest From Arts
At The Live Oak, Anderson & Roe chatted with concertgoers and mixed in some Michael Jackson among the Stravinsky and Mozart.

Cliburn, Now in Session

Fort Worth’s venerable piano foundation gets a chic makeover
EDWARD BROWN
Last March, Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Roe, also known as the classical duo Anderson & Roe, sat facing each other at pristine Steinway grand pianos and unleashed a pyrotechnic display of bravado and virtuosity to dozens of...
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Carolyn Judson was spectacular as Aurora, perhaps her best role.
(From left to right) Jennifer Chang, Aleksandra Holowka, Karen Hall, and Kevin Hall brought the music to the masses Sunday.
 
Latest From Gallery
Dana Harper’s “Pink Rocket”

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Spend your Halloween at the opening reception for Material Matters, the new show at WoCA Projects. We wish the exhibit had a Halloween theme, but it’s a juried exhibition with 15 artists experimenting with their chosen media....
Stephen Daly’s “Vortex”
Philip van Keuren’s “Tree VIII”
Lee Albert Hill’s “Blue Stem”