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Texas’ Abortion Law Stands (For Now)

Kristian Lin
Late-breaking news, and it’s not good for Texas women who need health care: The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled that Texas’ anti-abortion law can take effect tomorrow while a lawsuit challenging it...


THE SISTERS ARE READY TO GO TO WAR.

Lights, Camera, Cupcakes!

Jeff Prince
Two sisters (both Trimble Tech High School grads) are getting ready for their close-ups on the small screen. They’re also getting ready for war. Sonjii Ward Jones and Anyatta Ward Williams of the North Richland Hills-base...



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“The Kickin’ Chicken” Comes to Denton? Fingers Crossed

JIMMY FOWLER
Who’d have thought? Turns out one person’s delicious spicy condiment is another’s toxic environmental hazard. Obviously, the citizens of Irwindale, CA don’t realize that Sriracha –– manufactured by Huy Fong Foods at...


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North Texas Chevy Music Showcase Season 2 Is Here

ANTHONY MARIANI
There are lots of reasons to like Chevys, like dependability, speed, and style, but if you need one more, consider the North Texas Chevy Music Showcase, a series of mini-documentaries on local bands that airs year-round during ...



CANDY CLARK HUNG OUT WITH STUDENTS OUTSIDE AFTER HER PRESENTATION IN THE TRIMBLE TECH AUDITORIUM. (photo by jeff prince)

Oscar-Nominated Actress Candy Clark Revisits Trimble Tech

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth’s Candy Clark couldn’t wait to skip town when she was a teenager in 1965 and freshly graduated from Fort Worth Technical High School, now known as Trimble Tech. She headed to New York and established a mo...


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Live Oak, Lee Bains III, and Professionalism

STEVE STEWARD
If you pay attention to local music, you probably already have heard what happened at The Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge on Wednesday night. If not, the venue’s lead sound engineer Cal Trujillo and owner Bill Smith cut the ...



Brie Larson uses a Super Soaker to keep order at "Short Term 12."

Bonus Film Review: “Short Term 12″

Kristian Lin
Do not miss Short Term 12 when it plays at the Modern this weekend, for it has the best female lead performance I’ve seen all year. It comes from former pop singer Brie Larson. You probably saw this 24-year-old actress as the...


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The Biggest (Lovable) Losers: Western Hills Cougars

JIMMY FOWLER
You’ve probably heard the story by now, since it’s making web headlines: A Western Hills High School parent filed a bullying complaint against football coaches at Aledo High School after the Aledo Bearcats trounced the West...



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R.I.P. Ronald Shannon Jackson … and Fort Worth Jazz?

ANTHONY MARIANI
Legendary free-jazz composer and drummer Ronald Shannon Jackson died of leukemia on Saturday. He was 73. In 2003, Fort Worth musician and writer Ken Shimamoto profiled Jackson for the Weekly (“Legend Shadows,” Jan. 2), not ...


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Acro-Cats’ Power, Activate!

JIMMY FOWLER
The thing that makes cats so great is their utter “undogness”: They don’t take orders, they don’t love unconditionally (not at first sight, anyway), and they tend to set the parameters for the pet-owner relationship. As...