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Texas Supreme Court Tells Water District To Respond

Jeff Prince
The Texas Supreme Court has decided to hear the lawsuit filed by John Basham and Texans for Government Transparency against the Tarrant Regional Water District. The court told the water district to file a response to the plaint...


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SXSW: A New Surreality

STEVE STEWARD
Last night, a man allegedly got hammered, got into his car, got pulled over by the cops, and then tried to flee the scene before he could get arrested for drunk driving. During his flight, he allegedly killed two people with hi...



MARK TWAIN WON'T BE ATTENDING THE WILDCATTER EXCHANGE BUT HIS SPIRIT WILL.

Will You Love The Wildcatter Exchange? May Be

Jeff Prince
If you missed the first Woodstock, first Bonnaroo, first ACL fest, and other great cultural “firsts,” well, now’s your chance to say you were at the first Wildcatter Exchange weekend festival (You can only say...


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The ‘Phibs and The Modern Screen “Coriolanus”

JIMMY FOWLER
Does watching Shakespeare feel like a civic duty, a noble sacrifice, a homework assignment –– anything but an entertaining experience? Here’s a trade secret: A lot of theater critics feel that way, too, even if they won...



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Kimbell Releases “Yojimbo” Game App

JIMMY FOWLER
The marketers of the hit Kimbell Art Museum show Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection were savvy to create a new mobile game app to help promote the show: Usagi Yojimbo: Way of the Ronin, designed ...


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Have a Calhoun Weekend

ANTHONY MARIANI
It’s like he never left. When Calhoun co-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist and all around bon vivant Jordan Roberts decamped for San Francisco in September to follow his heart, you had to wonder how much longer his band, t...



BIG JOE WALKER MIXED COUNTRY, BLUES, ROCK, AND PERSONALITY TO WIN LAST NIGHT'S ROUND OF THE COMPETITION. (All photos by Jeff Prince)

Big Joe Walker Stands Tallest At White Elephant Showdown

Jeff Prince
A White Elephant Saloon regular patron watched Big Joe Walker climb onto the stage to kick off the latest round of the 9th Annual Texas Music Showdown. Then he made an astute observation. “Not many people can make a jumbo...


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Play Piano. Film It. Be Part of the Cliburn.

Kristian Lin
Today the Cliburn Foundation announced this summer’s Amateur Piano Video Contest. If you’re 35 or older this July 31 and don’t derive your income from playing, teaching, or composing piano music, you can film ...



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Former Fort Worth Rapper on Dr. Phil

ANTHONY MARIANI
The Fort Worth nerdcore rap artist formerly known as MC Router was on Dr. Phil today with her mother, who’s worried that her daughter, a recent Islam convert, will become a terrorist. In 2007, we profiled Router (“And Now, ...


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Made In America Expo Offers Studio Time To Contest Winner

Jeff Prince
The game of baseball is as American as apple pie. Actual baseballs, however, are made overseas. Same with Barbie dolls, Levi jeans, Converse shoes, and many other seemingly all-American products. Remember those old Radio Flyer ...