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Ornette Coleman

News Roundup: June 11, 2015

Kristian Lin
R.I.P., Ornette Coleman From New York comes the sad news that jazz legend and Fort Worth native Ornette Coleman has died at the age of 85. The saxophonist attended Terrell High School and blazed trails in the bebop movement wit...


DOROTHY LUCK IN HER SOCIALITE DAYS IN FORT WORTH (photo courtesy of Luck)

Al Jazeera Profiles Guardianship, Fort Worth’s Dorothy Luck

Jeff Prince
A probate court judge determines someone is too mentally impaired to handle their own affairs. The judge then appoints caseworkers, attorneys, and bankers to take control. Those people, in turn, help the judges keep their posit...



ADRIENNE BANKERT (courtesy of Bankert)

Former KTVT/Channel 11 Anchor Adrienne Bankert Gets New Gig

Jeff Prince
Adrienne Bankert loves her some Fort Worth. But she’s flown the coop, landing on the Left Coast with a new job that she starts this week at KABC/Channel 7 in Los Angeles. She’ll be a reporter, anchor, and “a little bi...


A PRE-GLASSES RICK PERRY, BACK WHEN HE WAS MORE INTERESTED IN LOOKING PRETTY THAN SMART (photo courtesy wikipedia)

News Roundup: June 8, 2015

Jeff Prince
They Won’t Let Me Slide! All those people paying all that money to drive to downtown Fort Worth, scramble for a parking spot, and stand in line on a hot muggy day for hours, only to be told that the 2,000-foot mega slide was ...



badblonde

Bad Blonde: Super Unknown

ANTHONY MARIANI
Rarely does a young band drop onto the scene fully formed. Burning Hotels, Lifters/The Orbans, The Unlikely Candidates. And maybe a couple more. Now there’s Bad Blonde. Purveying a kind of high-octane grunge, all buzzsaw barr...


(Photo courtesy of Docob5 at Wikipedia.

News Roundup: June 5, 2015

Jeff Prince
Morning Flight To Work Remember when Evel Knievel tried to jump across Snake River Canyon? That almost happened to local motorists after a bridge buckled on westbound 183 near D/FW International Airport. Work crews are on the s...



HERE'S AN EXAMPLE OF THE WORK TOM HUCKABEE WILL HAVE HANGING AT THE COMMUNITY ART CENTER (photo courtesy Huckabee)

What Will You See In The Images?

Jeff Prince
Suppose you played in a punk rock band in the 1970s and were into mind expansion. And let’s say you had a lifelong interest in altered states and metaphysics. And you immersed yourself in the works of Terrence McKenna, Timoth...


Andrew Disney

News Roundup: June 4, 2015

Kristian Lin
Oh, Balls Some significant news dropped about Andrew Disney. The filmmaker relocated to Austin a few years back, but he remains a Fort Worth native and a former Visionary Award winner. His latest comedy, Balls Out, just got pic...



"PLEASE DON'T HIT ME WITH A ROCK OR SHOVEL, I'M WASHED OUT OF MY HOME AND LOOKING FOR A NICE MEAL AND A PLACE TO NAP." (photo courtesy of wikipedia)

Rains Put Wildlife On The Move

Jeff Prince
Don’t be surprised if critters start showing up in your yard now that 35 trillion gallons of water has been dumped on the state. Texas Parks and Wildlife is reminding everyone to be careful and compassionate. “It is not unc...


(Courtesy Wikipedia)

News Roundup: May 29, 2015

Jeff Prince
Let’s Saddle Up And Pedal Apparently legs can be used for something other than climbing into pickups and pushing accelerators. Fort Worth Bike Sharing recently expanded to 43 stations and 350 bikes, including a station in the...