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“USA Today” Confirms Hugeness of Speedway Screen

JIMMY FOWLER
You may have heard that Texas Motor Speedway is bragging about its proposed new HD screen. The thing about this particular video board is that it’s really big –– so huge, in fact, officials have nicknamed it “Big Hoss...


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Special Screening Of Gasland 2 At Ridglea Theater On Saturday

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth was a pioneer in urban gas drilling, much to the dismay of residents who feared (and soon experienced) environmental and quality of life problems. And now the movie director who introduced the scary side of fracking ...



THE DILLOW HOUSE AS IT APPEARED EARLIER THIS YEAR BEFORE A FIRE DESTROYED IT THIS MORNING (photo by Jeff Prince).

Fire Destroys Dillow House

Jeff Prince
The historic Dillow House is no more (“Classy House,” March 13, 2013). A fire destroyed the house shortly after midnight. The century-old house became embroiled in controversy after Texas Wesleyan University leaders...


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Amphibian Presents “Thom Pain (based on nothing)”

JIMMY FOWLER
“The past is never dead,” William Faulkner famously declared. “It isn’t even past.” Though he was speaking in national historical terms, our personal lives are just as haunted by distant events that might seem, on the...



(Flickr photo by Ed Yourdon)

Bicycles In Wheelchair Area Crowding Woman On TRE

Jeff Prince
A woman in a wheelchair came to the office recently and complained about bicycles being parked in the handicapped seating areas on the Trinity Railway Express trains that commute between Fort Worth and Dallas. She says that on ...


North Texas Giving Day

Help the Arts on North Texas Giving Day

Kristian Lin
September 19 is North Texas Giving Day, which means that if you contribute $25 or more to a Texas charity between 7am and midnight, Communities Foundation of Texas will match your donation, so you can double your contribution a...



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Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs Kansas City Chiefs

Jeff Prince
The Dallas Cowboys haven’t done much to earn my annual optimism during the past decade, although I still project them to win the Super Bowl most every year. This past summer, during a surprising stretch of serious doubt, I be...


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Velvet Taco To Take Over Gold Standard Space

Eric Griffey
Addison-based Front Burner Restaurants has finally confirmed the long-standing rumor that its Velvet Taco restaurant will take over the space currently occupied by The Gold Standard. Last month, Gold Standard co-owner Brad Hens...



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Coyote Drive-In Screens the Original “Friday the 13th”

JIMMY FOWLER
Here’s one of the great things about having a locally owned drive-in movie theater: They take requests. Customers of the Coyote Drive-In (223 NE 4th St, FW) were in the mood to see the original 1980 teens-with-bad-hair-have-s...


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Evil Puritans Censor Dallas Gay Pride. Is Fort Worth Next?

JIMMY FOWLER
A gay tempest was unleashed in a Dallas teapot yesterday when the Dallas Voice, North Texas’s LGBT newspaper, posted a story about parade organizers and police enforcing a “no nudity” dress code for this Sunday’s Dallas...