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Tarrant County Judge Should Rahr With Pride

Jeff Prince
Typically well-dressed Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley must don a hideous looking Wisconsin Badgers sweatshirt at the next commissioner’s meeting if the TCU Horned Frogs happen to get whupped in the Rose Bowl. Whitley w...


Boozers To Get Offer They Can’t Refuse

Jeff Prince
Local law enforcement agencies will be insisting on blood tests this weekend after they pull over suspected drunken drivers. As in previous “no-refusal weekends,” police will rely on access to immediate search warra...



Rick Perry? Really?

Jimmy Fowler
Rick Perry – “Texan of the Year.” Really, Dallas Morning News? The paper’s citation is given annually to “a Texan who has had an uncommon impact; who exemplifies Texas traits of trailblazing, independence, and...


All He Wants For Christmas In Fort Worth

Jeff Prince
Here’s an interesting interpretation of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” performed by a guy on four different instruments, each recorded at a different location in downtown Fort Worth. Th...



Tandy Hills Alive With Sound Of Music

Jeff Prince
As recently as a month ago, the unique, popular, and ultra-green Prairie Fest was in danger of going bye-bye forever. Five years of organizing the annual festival had taken a toll on founder Don Young and his dedicated voluntee...


TubaChristmas 2010

Jimmy Fowler
Today (Dec 23) at noon, the Fort Worth Water Gardens (1502 Commerce St in downtown) will host the city’s edition of the national concert event known as TubaChristmas 2010. Close to 150 Tarrant County tuba and euphonium player...



It’s Up To Y’all Fort Worth Fort Worth

Jeff Prince
Start spreading the news / I’m leaving today /  I want to be a part of it / Fort Worth, Fort Worth A huge population increase in Texas during the past decade means we get an extra four seats in Congress. That makes an ev...


“Local” Music at PUBlic Knowledge

Anthony Mariani
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History has started a cool-seeming new off-site program for barstool philosophers. PUBlic Knowledge will be a monthly gathering “celebrating brains and brew,” according to the museum, at...



Ridglea Gawn Country, Grand Re-Opening Set

Anthony Mariani
On Thu., Sept. 1, 2011, the Ridglea Theater will celebrate its grand re-opening. In the meantime, new owner Jerry Shults and his team will be remodeling the 1940s-era building to near its original condition, including restoring...


Blondie Abducted, Still Missing

Jeff Prince
The first time Blondie entered my consciousness was at a Larry Joe Taylor festival in about 1992. I’ll never forget her. I walked up to somebody’s campsite where musicians were standing in a circle and playing blueg...