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License Plate Sales Going DAMGOOD

Jeff Prince
The ego of Texas drivers is a boon for the state’s general fund. Myplates.com is hosting a week-long sale of seven-character personalized license plates. Years ago, people referred to them as “vanity plates” s...


UT-Arlington Prez Says No To Guns

Jeff Prince
UT-Arlington President James D. Spaniolo must be smart. He’s a highly educated executive at a big school and he uses words such as “antithetical” to describe the moronic notion of allowing concealed handguns o...



KXT’s Paul Slavens Takes Over the Chat

Anthony Mariani
As I first Tweeted a couple of days ago (or was it yesterday and it just feels like a long time ago?), KXT DJ and antique-pop singer-songwriter Paul Slavens will perform every Tuesday night at The Chat Room (motto: “It’s Ch...


Fort Worth Urban App

Jimmy Fowler
Kevin Buchanan, creator of the urban advocacy website Fortworthology.com, has created a new app for iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch called “Built Fort Worth.” It’s an architectural guide to the city that features history, ...



Mark Cuban Making Deal With Devil?

Jeff Prince
My lateral incisors are dripping tiger blood at the thought of the two most annoying men in the world — actor Charlie Sheen and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban — hooking up for a HDNet TV show or business deal of ...


Solo Bassist Travis Vance Returns to Fort Worth

Anthony Mariani
In the spirit of minimalists Steve Reich and Philip Glass, solo bassist Travis Vance, who’s from Fort Worth but earned his undergraduate degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston and lives in Nashville, crafts dappled, g...



American Idol Sends Tim Halperin Packing

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth’s last prayer was squashed during last night’s American Idol competition, but Tim Halperin properly represented his hometown and deserves a local nod. He sang almost perfectly at every opportunity, stayed...


Dove Hunter’s Holloway in Run That!

Anthony Mariani
From the legendary dub outfit Sub Oslo to the indie-rocking Gospel Swingers and alt-Americana Dove Hunter, Fort Worth drummer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/frontman Quincy Holloway has never failed to be anything less than c...



The Church vs. Ashley Madison

Jimmy Fowler
What’s more pointless than debating the existence of God? A debate between a right-wing “family values” preacher and the millionaire founder of an adultery website, that’s what. Tonight (Thu Mar 3) at 8pm, Pastor Ed You...


Blotch: Making A Difference Since 2009

Jeff Prince
Something jumped out at me as I was driving down Jacksboro Highway this morning — Jim Lane’s backyard billboard looks different than it did when I blogged about it last week. Here’s how it looked last week: An...