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Banking on the Poor

A Dallas nonprofit’s legal battles could change affordable housing programs nationwide.
Gayle Reaves
In the early 1980s, Dallas civil rights attorney Mike Daniel and his law partner Betsy Julian were fighting to desegregate public housing in East Texas. At The Dallas Morning News, two reporters read the horror stories about pu...
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Adopt A Storm Drain, Protect A River

Jeff Prince
Tired of seeing trash floating in the Trinity River? You can help diminish some of that litter by signing up for the Adopt-A-Drain program. Here’s more info provided by the Tarrant Regional Water District, which initiated...
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Former Fort Worth Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead announces his retirement last year at Fort Worth City Hall (photo by Jeff Prince).
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Jessica Castillo, Daniel Brumley’s mother,  talked with Deputy Chief Charlie Ramirez at the meeting. Jeff Prince

Piling on Trouble

Northside and Eastside residents are increasingly worried about police behavior.
Jeff Prince
The meeting last week was intended to introduce Hispanic leaders to local families who’ve lost loved ones in police shootings. Everyone would discuss ideas for improving communication between residents and police. But few lea...
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E.R. Bills
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Pocket Theory

Deep Thinking

Pop-punks Pocket Theory haven’t let their youth inhibit them (too much).
Edward Brown
In just two years, Pocket Theory has gone from scratch to two long-players and a steady stream of gigs and has even carved a little national profile for itself. The video for the song “To Be Missed (So Early)” has been view...
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Budget Wars

Will the legislature cut taxes or fund schools or leave local governments holding the bag or … ?
BY DAVE McNEELY
The battles over budget priorities that the Texas Legislature goes through every two years are already well under way, on many fronts. Some, including Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick the Senate’s new presiding officer, say ta...
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Eminent — But Not So Imminent

Fort Worth Weekly
On Feb. 26, a district judge in York County, Neb., gave landowners on the intended path of the Keystone Pipeline a reason to smile: She granted a preliminary injunction to stop TransCanada from using eminent domain to seize the...
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Fine Morning I’ll Shoot Ya

Last Call
In the mid-to-late aughts, I worked at a company headquartered in the Stock Exchange Building on East Exchange Avenue. During that time, I probably put on 15 pounds of lunch-break weight from patronizing places like Dos Molinas...
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Latest From Hearsay
Veteran North Texas DJ and local music lover Mark Schectman will host The Local Ticket, a new local music-flavored show on Sportsradio 1310-AM/96.7-FM The Ticket.

Everybody Wants Some

Hearsay
North Texas radio is returning to the medium’s roots. In the most microscopic increments imaginable, but still. Some community involvement is better than none. Or as our publisher likes to say, “A 12-pack is better than no ...
Jefferson Colby
Southside Pirate Radio
Brandin Lea (second from right, shown with his new band, Jetta in the Ghost Tree) is excited to reunite with two of his old Acoustic Mafia pals, John Price and Collin Herring, on Saturday at The Aardvark.
 
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(From left to right) Jennifer Chang, Aleksandra Holowka, Karen Hall, and Kevin Hall are at a crossroads of sorts.

It’s Hall a Dream

This unique chamber quartet may be outgrowing its humble origins.
Edward Brown
Casting aside conventional thinking has been the Hall Ensemble’s unofficial mantra since forming seven years ago. In an artform steeped in centuries of tradition, the chamber quartet has intentionally avoided concert halls, c...
Carolyn Judson and Cal Coomer may have never been better.
(From left to right) Michael Shih, Vadym Kholodenko (his page turner), and Kelly Cornell deftly handled Brahms' "Horn Trio."
Kholodenko’s return to Fort Worth is a sort of homecoming.
 
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Mama Tiki's Thai Food

Tiki Mama

This new Thai eatery is worth the wait in more ways than one.
Laurie Barker James
For over a decade, Tiki Confer has been loudly promoting Thai cuisine. Her new, eponymously named restaurant in a far west Fort Worth strip mall features many beloved dishes from Bangkok House, where she ran the kitchen for yea...
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Still Good Luck

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby is always open to new experiences. It is after all my job to go check out new eateries and flutter down the culinary coal mine. But I wasn’t sure whether a change in ownership qualified Thirteen Pies (2949 Crockett...
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At the End of the Day

These Final Hours sees the world’s end from the suburbs of Western Australia.
Kristian Lin
Remember this name: Zak Hilditch. You’ll probably be hearing it again soon. That’s because filmmakers who can convincingly evoke the apocalypse on a small budget usually get called by Hollywood to do the same thing on a muc...
The cast kicks up their heels at a wedding dance at the end of "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel."
Happy New Year is among the influx of Indian films at Rave North East Mall.
Milena Canonero’s costumes are Oscar-worthy in The Grand Budapest Hotel.
 
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Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening Chappie (PG-13) The latest film by Neill Blomkamp (Distrtict 9) is about a police robot (Sharlto Copley) in a futuristic society who’s stolen and reprogrammed to think for himself. Also with Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel, N...
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Latest From Arts
(From left to right) Jennifer Chang, Aleksandra Holowka, Karen Hall, and Kevin Hall are at a crossroads of sorts.

It’s Hall a Dream

This unique chamber quartet may be outgrowing its humble origins.
Edward Brown
Casting aside conventional thinking has been the Hall Ensemble’s unofficial mantra since forming seven years ago. In an artform steeped in centuries of tradition, the chamber quartet has intentionally avoided concert halls, c...
David Conn
Carolyn Judson and Cal Coomer may have never been better.
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Fort Worth Weekly
There’s no shortage of places where you can see the work of Charles Schulz, but the Grapevine Grand Gallery has a selection of his Peanuts strips that focuses on nature as a subject.  
Jeff Kellar’s “Blocks August (S)”
Angilee Wilkerson’s “Posey’s Allusion”
“Elder Brown’s False Teeth”