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City Councilman Joel Burns Resigns

Jeff Prince
City Council member Joel Burns, who made national news in 2010 with an anti-bullying speech, announced his resignation at tonight’s meeting. Burns is Fort Worth’s first openly gay city council member. He’s served for...


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Louisianians Don’t Know Scary-Ugly

Jeff Prince
Some fans of the National Basketball Association’s New Orleans Pelicans think the team mascot is ugly and rather sinister looking. USA Today called Pierre the Pelican “terrifying” when the mascot debuted in Oc...



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Denise Lee Does Cabaret at Stage West

JIMMY FOWLER
Music fans in the 21st century have all but forgotten the art of cabaret singing. But that performance style –– in which a vocalist with minimal accompaniment interpets a collection of personally significant songs for a sma...


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2014 Peaceful Vocations Poetry Slam

JIMMY FOWLER
USA Today and other news outlets blared the Pew poll headlines just a few days ago: More than half of Americans think our military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have been a failure. It’s not just those damn commie homo h...



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2014 Stupor Bowl Ride

JIMMY FOWLER
One advantage of being a non-football fan on Super Bowl Sunday is: You have the roads and highways virtually all to yourself. Starting late in the morning, football fans plant themselves at their watching party of choice and do...


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Editor Responds To Steven Fromholz Fans Upset About Static

Gayle Reaves
As the editor of the Weekly, I’d like to thank everyone for expressing their thoughts on our recent Static post regarding Steven Fromholz’ recent death.  (Static is a joint effort of the editorial staff, but I am ultimatel...



VOLUNTEERS SUCH AS THESE FROM LAST YEAR GET IN SOME EXERCISE WHILE PERFORMING A COMMUNITY TASK AT THE SAME TIME.

Clean-Up On Aisle Nine At Tandy Hills

Jeff Prince
The Tandy Hills Natural Area would look a lot better if it were left natural many years ago. But nature was altered more than a century ago when ranchers and townfolk began fencing and developing the plains. Natural fires that ...


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Fracktivists Decry Hiring Of Former Chesapeake Mouthpiece

Jeff Prince
Local residents who spent years battling natural gas drillers over unclean work practices are now standing collectively with mouths open and saying, “Wha!?!” They’re confused, astounded, and angry that Julie H. Wilson, th...



Sorry, kid, you're still too young for the Cliburn's youth competition next year.

It’s the Kiddie Cliburn!

Kristian Lin
Most of the world’s great pianists start playing the instrument as small children, and most people who have been around classical music will tell you that there are kids who can tear up the keyboard. That’s why the ...


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Safety Panel on Workplace Shootings

JIMMY FOWLER
If you think about it, people who favor tough gun control laws are motivated by pretty much the same thing as those who want few (or no) firearms restrictions: Fear of A Crazy Person With a Gun. The stories are all over the loc...